Dr. Alice Edwards, UN Special Rapporteur on torture and other cruel, inhuman, or degrading treatment or punishment submitted its report titled “Good practices in national criminalization, investigation, prosecution and sentencing for offences of torture” to the Human Rights Council during… Read More ›
Corrupt judges are instrumental in cracking down on legal profession
Crackdown on the judiciary and legal profession provided corrupt judges with the perfect opportunity to cover up their shady dealings. One of those judges was Alver who sent 13 local lawyers to prison under anti-terrorism laws.
The disabled lawyer is kept in prison despite forensic reports
Lawyer Mehmet Ali Uçar, who is visually impaired and has haemophilia and is imprisoned in Izmir Menemen R Type Prison, is not released despite having four reports from the Turkish Forensic Medicine Institution stating that he cannot stay in prison.
In his censored speech, Turkey’s top lawyer: the most important issue is to ensure the independence and impartiality of the judiciary
In his censored speech, Turkey’s top lawyer: the most important issue is to ensure the independence and impartiality of the judiciary.
[Analysis] Death in prison: the case of 3 Turkish lawyers
Fethi Un, Murat Korkmaz and Metin Yucel were nothing but lawyers. They were unlawfully identified with their clients and targeted. They were arrested and whilst in detention treated -in late Fethi Un’s own words- “worse than an animal” and their lives were stolen. Let us hope that no other prisoner shares the same fate.
[Blogpost] Online platforms cave in to the Turkish government’s greed for data: Mass collection of cellular data risks the freedom of citizens
Dr Yasir Gokce wrote about a software called ATAC that is being used by Turkish police to vacuum en masse of personal data of individuals, as well as its consequences on data subjects.