We spoke to Mr Philip Grant, the founder and executive director of Trial International. TRIAL International is a non-governmental organization fighting impunity for international crimes and supporting victims in their quest for justice. Philip Grant is TRIAL’s executive director, he… Read More ›
Commentary & Interviews
Official statistics highlight that Turkish public prosecutors have filed more than 420,000 charges under Article 314 of the Turkish Penal Code within the last eight-years. What is worse, between 2016 and 2020 more than 265,000 individuals have been sentenced for membership of an armed terrorist organisation.
According to a report of the Council of Europe, Turkey has the largest population of inmates convicted for terrorism-related offences. The report shows there are currently a total of 30524 inmates in COE member states who were sentenced for terrorism, and Of those 29827 are in Turkish prisons.
UK journalist Stephen Delahunty made an interview with Steven Donziger for our Youtube channel. Steven Donziger won a multibillion-dollar judgment against Chevron in Ecuador. In reprisal, he was sued in New York, and he has been on house arrest for… Read More ›
Exclusive Interview: Diego García-Sayán, the UN Special Rapporteur on the independence of judges and lawyers
On the International Day of Endangered Lawyers – 2021, we have the privilege of having an exclusive interview with Mr Diego García-Sayán, the UN Special Rapporteur on the independence of judges and lawyers. We talked about a wide range of topics: from growing authoritarianism to attacks on judges and lawyers; Poland, Turkey, Hungary, Italy and others.
Our third interview is with Irma van den Berg who is the president of Lawyers for Lawyers, since 1 July 2019. Ms Berg is a lawyer at Six Advocaten and has served as a board member of Lawyers for Lawyers for the last 10 years.