Three international law associations made a submission to the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Independence of Judges and Lawyers and urge the UN to enter into urgent dialogue with the Turkish government with a view to ending the persecution and prosecution of legal professionals in the country.
In the United Nations 39th Human Rights Council, the Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada (LRWC), Lawyers for Lawyers (L4L), The Law Society of England and Wales (TLS) urge Turkish Government to stop human rights violations.
The Open Dialog Foundation published a report that examines cases of harassment and attacks on lawyers and attorneys.
In the report entitled ‘Defence for Defenders’, cases of lawyers Fevzi Kayacan, Cemalettin Ozer and Mehmet Guzel who are former presidents of Konya, Erzincan and Erzurum Bar Associations were presented. Data and reports that compiled and published by The Arrested Lawyers Initiative quoted in the report.
Lawyers Rights Watch Canada (LRWC), a committee of Canadian lawyers who promote human rights and the rule of law internationally addressed a letter to urge the immediate release of Turkish lawyer Mustafa Aydin who is terminally ill and has been… Read More ›
In the statement of the CNF, solidarity with Turkish lawyers was expressed, and Italian Authorities were asked to urge the Turkish Government to abide its obligations under the national and the international law
Council of Bars and Law Societies of Europe (CCBE) condemns the ongoing crackdown against lawyers in Turkey
The Council of Bars and Law Societies of Europe (CCBE) firmly condemned the ongoing crackdown against lawyers in Turkey.
Five Associations of lawyers issue an Open Letter to Turkish authorities in support of Turkish lawyers on the Day of the Lawyer in Turkey
The Bar Council of England and Wales, the Bar Human Rights Committee of England and Wales (BHRC), the International Association of Lawyers (UIA), the International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI), and the Law Society of England and Wales have sent an open letter to Turkish authorities raising concerns over the rising number of cases of human rights violations against lawyers in Turkey.
THE CAPE LAW SOCIETY EXPRESSES CONCERN WITH WIDE SPREAD ARRESTS & DETENTION OF JUDGES & LAWYERS IN TURKEY
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.