Press release from Istanbul- Communiqué de Presse

En Français plus en bas de la page Press release issued by the legal Fact Finding Mission of AED-EDL, taking place in Istanbul from the 15th September to the 20th September, to monitor and observe current mass trials against lawyers in Turkey. Lawyers from AED–EDL have participated in the Fact Finding Mission in Istanbul from […]

THE PHILIPPINES: ATTACKS AGAINST LAWYERS FURTHER ESCALATING

23June2021–Attacks against lawyers in the Philippines continue to take place and killings have reached a record high since the start of President Duterte’s administration five years ago. We, the undersigned organizations,express our deep concern overthe attacksandtheoppressive working environment lawyersstill facein the Philippines. We call again on the Duterte Government to adequately protect the safety and […]

11th Day of the Endangered Lawyer 2021- Azerbaijan

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 […]

Joint Letter on Oya Aslan

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 […]

AYTAÇ ÜNSAL has to be released

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 […]

The judicial scandal has to come to an end – the imprisoned lawyers must be released

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 […]

Another lawyer from Turkey has been arrested! Free Seda Saraldı

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 […]