Statements

21.09.2017

ELDH demands the release of detained Turkish lawyers

Declaration of 7 lawyers' organisation - Demonstrations in 7 European countries in front of Turkish embassies

ELDH demands the release of detained Turkish lawyers
Another 14 members of the Progressive Lawyers Association CHD were detained in Turkey by decision of the judge on 21 September 2017, after 9 days police custody:
Lawyers Didem Ünsal, Aytaç Ünsal, Yağmur Ereren, Barkın Timtik, Ebru Timtik,...

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12.09.2017

18 Turkish lawyers arrested

Press release - 12 September 2017

This morning, 18 Turkish lawyers from Istanbul and Ankara were arrested in Turkey. The phones and computers of two other lawyers were confiscated during this police action. The reasons for the arrests are unknown; it is not customary in Turkey for these to be announced. All the lawyers are members of the progressive...

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Keyword(s): Human Rights

23.07.2017

BHRC raises concern over potential changes to the Polish judiciary

BHRC has today released a Statement of Concern to the British Ambassador in Poland, raising serious concern over proposed changes to the Polish judiciary. The changes would give the Polish government substantial influence over the appointment of judges, eroding the independence of the judiciary and threatening...

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Keyword(s): Europe

Conferences and other activities

Event dates: 02.09.17 to 16.12.17 | Location: Ankara, Gümüşhane, Istanbul, Munich, Rabat, Kiev

Political trials against lawyers and political activists in Turkey and other countries

ELDH will try to send observers to the following trials

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Event dates: 22.09.17 to 24.09.17 | Location: Şirince, Izmir, Turkey

International Conference on Academic Freedom

INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS ACADEMY OF THE AEGEAN - 22 - 24 September 2017, Nesin Maths and Philosophy Village / Şirince, Izmir, Turkey

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Keyword(s): Turkey, Human Rights

Event dates: 07.10.17 09:00 to 08.10.17 17:30 | Location: Naples

First Conference of Mediterranean Lawyers

The role of lawyers in the Mediterranean area for self-determination, Rule of law, protection of human rights and democracy - Naples, 7-8 October 2017

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Event date: 11.11.17 09:30 to 18:00 | Location: London

European Union, Brexit – the future of workers’ rights

European Conference, 11th November 2017, London, Diskus Centre at Unite, 128 Theobald's Road, Holborn, London, WC1X 8T

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