On the occasion of Lawyers’ Day in Turkey (5th April), the Italian National Bar Council (Il Consiglio Nazionale Forense) published our report in English and Italian.
5th April is the Lawyers’ Day in Turkey, the country in which lawyers have been exposed to a relentless purge. Our latest report has revealed that since the attempted coup of 2016, more than 1,500 lawyers have been prosecuted, 605… Read More ›
According to report, since 2016’s coup attempt, there has been a relentless campaign of arrests which has targeted fellow lawyers across the country. As of February 2020, more than 1500 lawyers have been prosecuted and 605 lawyers arrested (remanded to pretrial detention). So far, 345 lawyers have been sentenced to 2158 years in prison on the grounds of membership of an armed terrorism organization or of spreading terrorist propaganda.
The Universal Periodic Review of Turkey was carried out in January 2020 in Geneva. 98 NGOs made submission on Turkey’s human rights report. Working Group on the Universal Periodic Review published summary of stakeholders’ submissions. English: A_HRC_WG.6_35_TUR_3_E Spanish: A_HRC_WG.6_35_TUR_3_S French: A_HRC_WG.6_35_TUR_3_F Stakeholders submissions are… Read More ›
The @ArrestedLawyers Initiative published a factsheet on Turkey’s state of emergency dismissals. It includes the latest statistics on the Inquiry Commission’s work, criteria applied for the dismissals and the definition of the connection and cohesion made by Ankara Regional Appeal Court.