KEEP YOUR HANDS OFF TURKISH LAWYERS!

Since mid-September, these lawyers are detained in Ankara, Istanbul and Diyarbakır.   The number of lawyers prosecuted in Turkey is 1343 after this last wave of raids against lawyers. 524 of them have been arrested since the staged coup attempt in July 2016.   There are lawyers from France, Germany, the Netherlands, Catalonia, Belgium, Spain, Greece, Italy and Turkey who […]

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LES ORIGINES

Chers confrères, chers amis, Je me sens très honoré d’avoir été appelé à intervenir lors de cette célébration du 30e anniversaire de la fondation de l’AED. Cela signifie que mon intervention au moment de la célébration du 20e anniversaire, il y a dix ans à Paris, a été bien reçue, et cela me permet d’espérer que vous m’appellerai à nouveau, […]

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FREE OUR 14 COLLEAGUES

On the 21st of September, the AED-EDL will be demonstrating in front of the embassies in different European countries for the liberation of our 16 lawyer colleagues who are in detention since the 12th of September 2017. The news arriving from Turkey are very worrying. For the time being this is a list of the demonstrations: 12h00 PARIS 13h30 MADRID […]

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Free our 16 colleagues

Free our 14 colleagues, members of ÇHD (Progressive Lawyers Association), arrested in Turkey:     Barkın Timtik Ebru Timtik Süleyman Gökten Ezgi Çakır Ahmet Mandacı Yağmur Ereren Aytaç Ünsal Didem Baydar Ünsal Ayşegül Çağatay Engin Gökoğlu Behiç Aşçı Aycan Çiçek Şükriye Erden Özgür Yılmaz Zehra Özdemir Naciye Demir   We have been informed that our 14 of our colleagues have […]

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30 years of Activism

The association European Democratic Lawyers, AED-EDL is celebrating 30 years of work in defence of the rights of citizens. This federation of European lawyers has aimed at preserving the independence of lawyers with regard to any power, be it political, social, economic or ordinal. Much has changed since 1987:Back then, the European Union seemed to be able to provide a […]

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Wenn Anwaelten die Verteidigung ihrer Mandanten zum Vorwurf gemacht wird

23. Juni 2017, 12:57 Antiterrorverfahren betreffen in der Türkei auch Verteidiger. Über die Bedeutung internationaler Prozessbeobachtung vor und nach dem Putschversuch 2016 Nach dem Putschversuch im Juli 2016 wurde in der Türkei der Ausnahmezustand ausgerufen. Zehntausende Beamte, darunter Richter und Staatsanwälte, wurden entlassen. Zwischen 80.000 und 90.000 Menschen wurden festgenommen. Die Haftbedingungen verletzen internationale Standards. In der Folge wurden auch […]

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Day of the Endangered Lawyer

7th Day Of the Endangered Lawyer with the focus on the persecuted and harassed Chinese lawyers on the 24th of January 2017 in appr. 30 cities*     Every January 24th lawyers around the world support endangered lawyers in other countries by holding protests in front of the Embassies and Consulates of a designated country, holding meetings, press conferences and other activities. This time the designated […]

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