Statements & Publications

11.04.2016

Report – Lawyers Delegation to Diyarbakır – 21 to 24 January 2016

From 21 to 24 of January 2016, a delegation of 10 lawyers from Austria, Belgium, Germany and Italy visited Diyarbakır, Turkey. The mission was coordinated by two European lawyers’ organizations—the European Association of Lawyers for Democracy and Human Rights (ELDH) and European Democratic Lawyers (EDL)—and the...

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Keyword(s): Turkey

18.03.2016

THE INDEPENDENCE OF LAWYERS MUST BE RESPECTED, AND THEY MUST NOT BE IDENTIFIED WITH THEIR CLIENTS - FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION, ESPECIALLY THAT OF ACADEMICS, MUST BE RESPECTED BY THE TURKISH AUTHORITIES.

ELDH Statement

ELDH is highly alarmed by the new mass arrest of Turkish citizens. According to Turkish media 320 Turkish citizens have been detained this week. Among them are lawyers, academics, politicians and students. They are suspected by the Turkish authorities of supporting the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK). It seems very...

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18.02.2016

ELDH REQUESTS INQUIRY INTO THE CIRCUMSTANCES OF THE DEATH OF THE ITALIEN RESEARCHER GIULIO REGENI IN EGYPT

ELDH strongly condemns the killing in Egypt of the Italian researcher Giulio Regeni.  Mr. Regeni was a scholar studying independent trade unionism.   He disappeared and was tortured to death on the 25 January 2016.

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Keyword(s): Human Rights