The Cape Law Society (“CLS”) which is a statutory body established in terms of the South Africa’s Attorneys Act 53 of 1979 to administer and regulate the attorneys’ profession in the Eastern, Western & Northern Cape Provinces has made a statement regarding… Read More ›
Seven respected international organisations address a joint statement to the United Nation on the mass arrests of Turkish lawyers, judges & prosecutors
In the joint statement, The International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute and seven co-sponsoring organisations raise concerns over the widespread use of torture and other ill-treatment in the aftermath of the attempted coup in Turkey, the lack of effective investigations, and the on-going reports of torture. Organisations also share their concern over the widespread and systematic arbitrary arrest and detention of judges and lawyers in Turkey.
During the European Parliament plenary session (5-8 February 2018) in Strasbourg, MEPs voted a resolution on the current human rights situation in Turkey. The Arrested Lawyers Initiative welcomes the reference to the persistent attack against lawyers and the call to… Read More ›
Italian Lawyers urge the Italian Authorities to denounce the ongoing Human Rights Violations in Turkey.
Italian lawyers urge the Italian authorities to denounce the ongoing human rights violation in Turkey on the occasion of Erdogan’s visit to the Rome The Union of Italian Criminal Chambers (L’Unione della Camere Penali Italiane) who represents 8000 Italian criminal lawyers… Read More ›
To mark the 2018 Day of the Endangered Lawyer, amid growing evidence that human rights defenders and legal professionals in Turkey are being systematically persecuted, detained and prosecuted by Turkish authorities, the International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) calls on the government… Read More ›
Athens and Paris Bar Associations denounce the ongoing persecution against Turkish lawyers
Council of Bars and Law Societies of Europe (CCBE), which represents the bars and law societies of 45 countries and more than 1 million European lawyers, wrote a letter to Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan to urge the release of Turkish lawyers in prison.
The letter signed by CCBE President, Ruthven Gemmell, expressed concern regarding the recent convictions of 20 Turkish lawyers in Konya, including the former head of the Konya Bar Association, Fevzi Kayacan, who was sentenced to 10 years and 6 months of imprisonment.
We, The Arrested Lawyers Initiative, sincerely congratulate your European Lawyers Day, today, 25th October is also the first anniversary of our initiative which was founded to speak up and struggle for the arrested lawyers.
Lawyers are the sine qua non of rule of law and fair, independent, impartial judiciary and also the most important and effective safeguard against torture and ill-treatment.
The Council of Bars and Law Societies of Europe (CCBE), denounced ongoing crackdown against Turkish lawyers on 5th April 2017 that is Lawyers’ Day in Turkey. Statement by @EFJEUROPE @EAJ_AEM_ERV @CCBEinfo on ongoing crackdown on #ruleoflaw in #Turkey #FreeTurkishLawyers #LawyersDay… Read More ›
The International Observatory for Lawyers in Danger (OIAD) denounced arbitrary arrests of Turkish lawyers in Izmir
Paris based The International Observatory for Lawyers in Danger (OIAD) (which is an initiative of the French National Bar Council, the Consejo General de la Abogacía Española (Spain) and the Consiglio Nazionale Forenze (Italy)) denounced arbitrary arrests of Amnesty International’s… Read More ›
The International Observatory for Lawyers in Danger (OIAD) denounced arbitrary arrests of Turkish lawyers
Paris based The International Observatory for Lawyers in Danger (OIAD) (which is an initiative of the French National Bar Council, the Consejo General de la Abogacía Española (Spain) and the Consiglio Nazionale Forenze (Italy)) denounced detention warrant for 80 Turkish… Read More ›
Belgium Francaphones & Germanophone (Avocats.be) Bar Association and Belgium Flemish (Orde van Vlaamse Balies) Bar Association delivered their concerns on mass arrests of lawyers, judges and prosecutors by writing separate letter to the Turkish authorities. Letters were written by Jean-Pierre… Read More ›
Ekkehart Schaffer, the President of the German Federal Bar (Bundesrechtsanwaltskammer), which represents 28 German Bars and entire legal profession in Germany, has sent a harsh letter to AKP Government. t’s Justice Minister Bekir Bozdağ and asked to take all necessary… Read More ›
The Italian Bar Council (Consiglio Nazionale Forense) has slammed Turkish government over arrested and persecuted lawyers in a letter sent by the Italian Bar Council’s President Andrea Mascherin to Turkey’s Justice Minister Bekir Bozdağ. In his letter, Mascherin has expressed… Read More ›