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 ›
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.
Six Bar Associations and human rights groups reported persecution of Turkish lawyers at UN Human Rights Council
The International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute, the Law Society of England and Wales, the Bar Human Rights Committee, the Union Internationale des Avocats, Lawyers for Lawyers, and Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada made a joint oral statement regarding persecution of Turkish lawyers at United Nations 38th Human Rights Council after Diego García-Sayán presented -UN Special Rapporteur on the Independence of Judges and Lawyers- his annual report.
Factsheet: Challenges to the Independence of the Legal Profession under the State of Emergency in Turkey
The fact sheet entitled “Challenges to the Independence of the Legal Profession under the State of Emergency in Turkey” was prepared by a delegation of six Turkish lawyers including four The Arrested Lawyers Initiative members, the International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute, and The Law Society of England and Wales.
The right to freedom of assembly and association has been severely restricted in Turkey under increasingly authoritarian regime of president Erdogan.
As of 10 December 2017, there are 1019 (seized) companies which are being run by the SDIF. Total worth of these companies is at least $11.32 billion. …
The COE and The ECtHR bought Erdogan extra-time to continue the persecution that causes a humanitarian crisis.
There is humanitarian crisis in Turkey; if it is not treated in democratic and judicial means next phase might be genocide or civil conflict.