The highest Portuguese and Irish judicial bodies have condemned Turkish Government over its ongoing rights violation against lawyers, judges and prosecutors, and urged all national and European institutions, within the judiciary, to suspend any initiatives or cooperation projects with the Turkish judicial system
Members of European Parliament and NGOs: There is no effective legal remedy for the Turkey’s persecuted journalists
Resolution on ineffectiveness of domestic legal remedies in Turkey The lack of visible improvements in freedom of the media in Turkey since the state of emergency was lifted on 18 July 2018 is of great concern. The mass arrests, detention… Read More ›
Ten international bar and human rights associations condemned Turkey on the persecution of lawyers on Day of the Endangered Lawyers. Abogacía Española – Consejo General Bar Human Rights Committee of England & Wales Geneva Bar Association, Human Rights Commission… Read More ›
We are sharing the WGAD’s opinions adopted regarding Turkey’s detention practices under the Emergency Regime
The Norwegian Bar Association, the Lawyers for Lawyers, the Lawyers Rights Watch Canada, the Fair Trial Watch and the European Democratic Lawyers wrote a letter to Abdulhamit Gul who is the Turkish Minister of Justice to address their concern on… Read More ›
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… Read More ›
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 ›