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19.05.2016

The rights of refugees must be respected – they are not to be bargained away

ELDH Appeal to the WORLD HUMANITARIAN SUMMIT

The United Nation’s Secretary General has chosen Turkey, which is known for atrocious human rights violations, for the World Humanitarian Summit. The World Humanitarian Summit is taking place in Istanbul on 23 and 24 May 2016. There have been many protests against holding the summit in Turkey. This decision cannot be...

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Stichwörter: Türkei

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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Stichwörter: Türkei

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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