To: Ms. Margaret Satterthwaite UN Special Rapporteur on the independence of judges and lawyers Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Ms. Mary Lawlor UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of Human Rights Defenders Email: email@example.com Ms. Marija Pejčinović Burić Secretary General of the Council of Europe Fax: + 33 (0)3 88 41 27 99 Ms. Dunja Mijatović Commissioner for […]
Conviction of Osman Kavala and Four Others Needs Urgent International Response (Istanbul, October 10, 2023) – The prosecution of the rights defender and businessman Osman Kavala and four codefendants in connection with mass protests a decade ago has been unfair and essentially a political show trial from the beginning, a group of nine non-governmental organizations […]
In 2021, a group of lawyers and lawyers’ organisations came together to establish an annual International Fair Trial Day (IFTD) to be observed every year on 14 June. This initiative is supported by more than 100 legal associations across the world, all of which are committed to the vital importance of the right to a […]
Date 29th september 2023 Time : 15h-18h Place : La Fleur en Papier Doré, Rue des Alexiens, 53-55 à 1000 Bruxelles Price: free Legal aid, as the provision of assistance to people who are unable to afford legal representation and access to the court system, is regarded as central in providing access to justice. Legal aid ensures […]
Up to 600 people drown off Pylos, Greece – only days after EU leaders agreed to further erode the right to asylum Today on World Refugee Day, we jointly demand full and independent investigations into the events, clear consequences for those responsible, an end to the systematic pushback practices at the European borders, and justice […]
This year, the International Fair Trial Day will take place in Mexico on the 14th of June 2023. You can register now!
International Fair Trial Day (IFTD) Steering Group invites you to join the IFTD Mexico Conference on Wednesday June 14th, which will take place in Mexico City in Dr. Guillermo Floris Margadant room, Instituto de Investigaciones Jurídicas of UNAM from 10:00 to 18:00. Participation in the Conference is free.
In the morning hours of the 25th of April 2023, during a wide police operation, 191 people, including 25 lawyers and other members of civil society in Turkey were arrested and their houses searched. Of the 25 lawyers initially arrested, 16 have been released under judicial control, following deposition and interrogation procedures. 4 lawyers are […]
March 18 2023 marks the 7th anniversary of the 2016 EU-Turkey Statement. In 2016, Turkey assumed the role of the European Union’s border guard. It received billions of Euros from theEU on the condition that it held migrants in Turkey and received those who were deported back. Turkey, however, did not hesitate to exploit this […]
Focus Country of 2023: Mexico Call for Nominations for the Ebru Timtik Award 14 June 2023, Mexico City/Mexico In 2021, a group of lawyers and lawyers’ organisations came together to establish an annual International Fair Trial Day (IFTD) to be observed every year on 14 June. This initiative is supported by more than 100 legal […]