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New Report: ‘The Crackdown’ against lawyers in Turkey
The Arrested Lawyers Initiative published published its new report on the systematic attacks against the legal profession in Turkey.
The report reveals 474 lawyers have been sentenced to a total of 2,966 years in prison.
Mexican Supreme Court of Justice: Urgent action requests of the UN Committee on Enforced Disappearances are binding and mandatory
With a historic judgment, the Mexican Supreme Court of Justice concluded that urgent action requests of the UN Committee on Enforced Disappearances were binding and mandatory to states party to the International Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance.
ILO / Turkey: The closure of the 19 unions and punishment of their executives and members are unlawful
On 24 Marh 2021, the Governing Body of the International Labour Organisation approved the reports of its committees which concluded that Turkey breached its obligations under the ILO conventions, namely the Freedom of Association and Protection of the Right to Organise Convention, 1948 (No. 87) and the Termination of Employment Convention, 1982 (No. 158).
Report: 68 members of Diyarbakır Bar Association are subject to an investigation or prosecution
According to a report published by the Center for Lawyers’ Rights of Diyarbakir Bar Association, the lawyers registered with Diyarbakir Bar Association are under systematic judicial harassment. The report reveals that there are seventy-eight ongoing investigations and prosecutions against at least… Read More ›
The UN publishes the statistic about Turkey’s 2020 UPR cycle.
Turkey was reviewed by UPR WG 35, in January 2020. It received 321 recommendations and it supported 216 recommendations at the adoption of its UPR outcome at HumanRights Council 45, in September 2020. Supported recommendations related to: Legal and general framework of implementation, universal and cross-cutting… Read More ›