The Arrested Lawyers Initiative led a coalition of international human rights organisations and legal experts in sending a letter to the TCC urging it to comply with ECHR judgments, in particular the recent Yalcinkaya judgment.
A panel of experts discussed the Yalçınkaya vs. Turkey judgment, shedding light on systemic human rights issues, challenges of digital evidence, and the implications of such a landmark ruling.
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 ›
The Arrested Lawyers Initiative published a new report entitled Extradition to Turkey: One-way Ticket to Torture and Unfair Trial. In the report that covers the situation in Turkey regarding the risks to be subjected torture and ill-treatment and to be… Read More ›
Lawyers Didem Ünsal, Aytaç Ünsal, Ahmet Mandacı, Yağmur Ereren, Barkın Timtik, Ebru Timtik, Şükriye Erden, Engin Gökoğlu, Ezgi Çakır, Süleyman Gökten, Ozgur Yılmaz, Oya Aslan, Ayşegül Çağatay, Behiç Aşçı, Aycan Çiçek, Günay Dağ, Zehra Özdemir, Özgür Yılmaz who are the members of People’s Law Office (Halkın Hukuk Bürosu) and Umut Law Office were taken into custody with police raid this morning (12/9/2017). With this last wave of crackdown against lawyers, number of lawyers under criminal prosecution raised to 1343; 524 of them have been arrested.
The COE and The ECtHR bought Erdogan extra-time to continue the persecution that causes a humanitarian crisis.