In the United Nations 39th Human Rights Council, the Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada (LRWC), Lawyers for Lawyers (L4L), The Law Society of England and Wales (TLS) urge Turkish Government to stop human rights violations.
Council of Bars and Law Societies of Europe (CCBE), which represents the bars and law societies of 45 countries and more than 1 million European lawyers, wrote a letter to Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan to urge the release of Turkish lawyers in prison.
The letter signed by CCBE President, Ruthven Gemmell, expressed concern regarding the recent convictions of 20 Turkish lawyers in Konya, including the former head of the Konya Bar Association, Fevzi Kayacan, who was sentenced to 10 years and 6 months of imprisonment.
The Council of Bars and Law Societies of Europe (CCBE), denounced ongoing crackdown against Turkish lawyers on 5th April 2017 that is Lawyers’ Day in Turkey. Statement by @EFJEUROPE @EAJ_AEM_ERV @CCBEinfo on ongoing crackdown on #ruleoflaw in #Turkey #FreeTurkishLawyers #LawyersDay… Read More ›
Belgium Francaphones & Germanophone (Avocats.be) Bar Association and Belgium Flemish (Orde van Vlaamse Balies) Bar Association delivered their concerns on mass arrests of lawyers, judges and prosecutors by writing separate letter to the Turkish authorities. Letters were written by Jean-Pierre… Read More ›