This year, on 24 January 2021 (this year on 22nd – Friday and on 25th – Monday, for France) we will commemorate the 11th anniversary of the Day of the Endangered Lawyer Due to the Corona pandemic and the associated restrictions in most countries, such protests will only be possible in compliance with the applicable […]
The struggle to protect Azerbaijani lawyers Petition The DAY OF THE ENDANGERED LAWYER is commemorated each year on 24 January. On that Day, 24 January 1977 four trade union lawyers and an employee were murdered in their office in Madrid, Spain, simply for doing their job. One of the killers escaped on a permit granted […]
To the president of Istanbul 37. Heavy Penal Court No: 2020/247 Düsseldorf, Barcelona, Vienna, Brussels. 11.01.2020 LAWYERS’ ASSOCIATIONS DEMAND THE IMMEDIATE RELEASE OF TURKISH LAWYER OYA ASLAN We, the undersigned international lawyers’ associations, have for many years condemned the criminal prosecutions and investigations targeted against lawyers in Turkey and internationally for performing the duties of […]
Berlin, Barcelona, Madrid, Utrecht, Paris, Rome, Brussels, Athens, 16th December 2020 It is unacceptable that lawyer Aytaç Ünsal, convicted in an unfair trial, has been tortured and sent to prison despite his health conditions. Our colleague has to be released immediately. People’s Lawyer Aytaç Ünsal, was taken into custody in Edirne in the evening of […]
In solidarity with our colleages held in prisons in Turkey, send them your christmas greetings.
Another wave of mass arrests targeting human rights lawyers and their legitimate and professional activities occurred today in the early morning, in Diyarbakir.
On November 11, the ÇHD I criminal case, which started in 2013, will continue at the 1st instance, before the 18th Heavy Penal Court in Istanbul. The victims of this long lasting trial are the accused 22 lawyers, all members of the Turkish Lawyers’ Organization ÇHD (Progressive Lawyers of Turkey) and all working in one […]
LAWYERS’ ASSOCIATIONS PROTEST ARREST OF TURKISH LAWYER SEDA SARALDI We, the undersigned international lawyers’ associations, have for many years condemned the Turkish government’s systematic attacks on lawyers and bar associations for representing people allegedly opposed to government policies. Ten lawyers from the Peoples’ Law Office and other members of the Progressive Lawyers Association […]
AED/EDL would like to proclaim its support for our colleagues, the Spanish lawyers Gonzalo Boye and Isabel Elbal, concerning the suspicious attacks they have suffered in their offices, which have been burglarized twice in 9 months, stating the following: 1.- First and foremost, we must recall that lawyers should not be identified with their clients, […]
September 10, 2020 We express our deep concern at the detention of lawyers Ilya Salei and Maksim Znak on September 9, 2020, in Belarus, in a criminal case which is undeniably politically motivated. We consider this to be a gross violation and interference with their professional legal activities and with their rights to express professional […]