Joint Statement -LAWYER NASRIN SOTOUDEH

We, the undersigned 25 Bar Associations, Law Societies, and organisations supporting the legal profession of over 14 countries, stand in solidarity with our Iranian colleague Nasrin Sotoudeh and other lawyers in Iran who are being persecuted by their Government for carrying out their profession diligently and in accordance with the law. On 13 June 2018, […]

WE ARE HERE SINCE 1974

After years of persecution and resistance, the CHD has decided to renew the association.   ÇAĞDAŞ HUKUKÇULAR DERNEĞİ ORDINARY GENERAL ASSEMBLY CONCLUDING STATEMENT “WE ARE HERE SINCE 1974” Our Association was closed down by the government in 2016. We had then announced that this was not a legitimate decision for us; we would not accept […]

Statement on the Judgement of the Spanish Supreme Court on the Catalan Referendum Case

in English: Berlin, on the 23rd of November 2019   The AED was part of the dozens of international organizations monitoring the Trial on the Catalan Referendum Case in Madrid. In a statement this February we warned of the lack of procedural guarantees and the danger of violating human rights if there were a conviction. […]

THE PHILIPPINES: ATTACKS AGAINST LAWYERS ESCALATING

Texte en français 17 September 2019 We, the undersigned organizations, lawyers, and members of the legal profession, express deep concern over the increasing attacks against lawyers in the Philippines and the oppressive working environment they face since the start of President Duterte’s administration. We call on the Duterte Government to adequately protect the safety and […]

RIGHTS AT THE BORDERS

RIGHTS AT THE BORDERS INDEPENDENT LAWYERS’ ACCOUNT OF THE INTERNAL AND EXTERNAL EU BORDERS Saturday 8 June Colloquium AED Athens Venue: Athens Bar Association, Akadimias str. 60, Athens Language: English ***professional consecutive interpretation provided only for the Turkish speakers for Turkish – English and vice versa)   PROGRAMME 11:00 Welcome Introduction: Robert Sabata Gripekoven (European […]

Aquarius: le naufrage des valeurs européennes

  14/06/18 Aquarius: le naufrage des valeurs européennes L’Espagne vient d’accepter d’accueillir les 620 passagers de l’Aquarius. C’est tout à son honneur mais cela ne saurait dédouaner les autres pays européens de leurs responsabilités, à commencer par l’Italie, laquelle a violé ses obligations spécifiques en droit international et interne, exposant les personnes à bord à […]

AVOCATS/MAGISTRATS DUO/DUEL

AVOCATS/MAGISTRATS DUO/DUEL Colloque 26 mai 2018 Maison des Associations Internationales (40, Rue de Washington, Bruxelles) CONCLUSIONS Dans son rapport présenté au Conseil des droits de l’homme de l’ONU en juin 2017, le Rapporteur Spécial sur l’Indépendance des Juges et des Avocats a constaté, notamment, que : L’état de droit ne peut être protégé que s’il […]

Communiqué sur les mineurs isolés et activistes La Roya

L’assemblée générale de l’AED qui s’est tenue à Nice a été l’occasion d’échanger sur la politique migratoire européenne, avec des activistes de l’association ROYA CITOYENNE, qui sont venus témoigner de la situation des migrants à la frontière franco-italienne. La vallée de la ROYA a été en effet, durant plusieurs mois, le théâtre d’une tragédie humaine […]

On the isolated minors and activists of the Roya Valley

The General Assembly of the AED-EDL has been held in Nice on the 9th and 10th of February 2018 and has provided us with the opportunity to discuss European migration policy with activists from the association ROYA CITIZEN who have testified of the situation of migrants on the Franco-Italian border. For several months the ROYA […]