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 ›
Brussel based human rights group Platform for Peace and Justice published a new report titled ‘The Erosion of Property Rights In Turkey’. The report shows how the Turkish Government unlawfully intervenes into property rights in the pretext of the state of emergency and counter-terrorism measures.
On 1 February 2020, the Arrested Lawyers Initiative published an advanced update of its report titled ‘Extradition to Turkey: One-way Ticket to Torture and Unfair Trial’ which was published in February of 2018.
The Arrested Lawyers Initiative and the Human Rights Defenders published a joint report documenting the deprivations which Turkey’s purge victims suffer.