Prisoners: Isolation, ill-treatment and torture

Political Prisoners’ Rights in Europe: Examining examples and challenges. The discussion will focus on the political prisoners’ situation particularly in Turkey. The aim of the discussion will be a better understanding of the difficult prison conditions and legal challenges and identifying possible legal actions to ensure, protect and strengthening the political prisoners’ rights

Urgent request for intervention in favour of Mrs Nasrin Sotoudeh

To: Ms. Margaret Satterthwaite UN Special Rapporteur on the independence of judges and lawyers Email: Ms. Mary Lawlor UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of Human Rights Defenders Email: Ms. Marija Pejčinović Burić Secretary General of the Council of Europe Fax: + 33 (0)3 88 41 27 99 Ms. Dunja Mijatović Commissioner for […]

Turkey: Top Court Upholds Rights Defender’s Life Term

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 […]

Le monde entier regarde

Une délégation de plus de 60 observateurs internationaux condamne le jugement de la Cour dans le cadre des poursuites pénales engagées depuis une décennie contre 21 avocats de ÇHD (Progressive Lawyers’ Association) et HHB (People’s Law Office) : La délégation prévient que “le monde entier regarde”.   Cette semaine, nous – plus de 60 avocats […]


WRITTEN SUBMISSIONS OF: European Association of Lawyers for Democracy and World Human Rights (ELDH), European Democratic Lawyers (EDL), Association of Lawyers for Freedom (ÖHD), and Progressive Lawyers’ Association (ÇHD) ON THE APPLICATIONS: No. 1712/21         K.K. v. Greece No. 2871/21         I.M. v. Greece, No. 3104/21         S.K. v. Greece, No. 3111/21         S.A. v. Greece, No. 3118/21         L.M. […]

Defending Refugees in Europe

Date: 24rd of June 2022, 15h-20h00 Venue: ex-OPG “Je so pazzo”,  Naples Via Matteo Renato Imbriani, 218 – 80136 (NAPLES) Translation:  ITALIAN – ENGLISH Moderation of the event: Margherita d’Andrea, lawyer: presentation of speakers and thematic thread of the afternoon 15h00 – 15h30 Greetings 1. Thomas Schmidt, Co-Secretary General of ELDH, greetings on behalf […]

The Invasion of Ukraine

(Français plus en bas) The AED-EDL denounces the invasion of Ukraine by the Russian Federation and wishes to express its solidarity with the Ukrainian lawyers and more generally with the whole population living in Ukraine and all the people suffering the consequences of the conflict. The military offensive is incompatible with the respect for the […]