Covid-19 – No time to lose ! – Why imprisoned lawyers must be released immediately

The European Association of Lawyers for Democracy and Human Rights (ELDH) and the European Democratic Lawyers (AED-EDL) are European lawyers’ organisations with members in over 20 European countries, including Turkey. Both organisations have been monitoring court cases in Turkey for many years, especially the mass trials against lawyers of their two member organisations ÇHD – Çagdas Hukukular Dernegi – (Progressive […]

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CRIMINALIZATION OF JURISTS FOR THEIR PUBLIC DENUNCIATION OF TORTURE AND MISTREATMENT

The AED-EDL has been informed of the trial against Lorena Ruiz-Huerta, which has taken place on the 10th of February 2020. Lorena Ruiz-Huerta is accused of slander for statements she made on television in 2014, when she was a practicing lawyer and member of ALA, in which she stated that during her professional work as a legal aid lawyer she […]

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Don’t Touch Pakistani Lawyers!

French version below   The Day of the Endangered Lawyer is an initiative born in 2012 to highlight the plight of our colleagues in different parts of the world. In many countries, lawyers exercicing the profession are under threat for their work. On the 24th of January 2020 we will be demonstrating in front of Pakistani embassies in Europe to […]

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European Fact-finding mission to clarify the circumstances leading to the conviction of 18 Turkish lawyers

A group of 15 lawyers from 7 European countries met in Istanbul from 13 till 15 October 2019 for a fact-finding mission to clarify the legal circumstances that led to the conviction of 18 Turkish lawyers by the 37th High Criminal Court in March of this year, resulting in long prison sentences. There are currently two mass trials in Turkey […]

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DECLARATION

Haarlem, September 18, 2019   The Board and the Coordinator of the Foundation Day of the Endangered Lawyer are deeply shocked by the horrifying murder attack this morning in Amsterdam on the human rights lawyer Derk Wiersum, based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Our thoughts are with his family members and friends.   Our Foundation notes that this murder is also […]

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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 independence of lawyers and end […]

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The arbitrary detention and long-term imprisonment of 18 lawyers

The AED has co-signed a letter directed at the UN denouncing the arbitrary detention and long-term imprisonment of 18 lawyers. We publish it here to explain the mechanisms of their judicial situation:   FOR THE ATTENTION OF: Special Rapporteur on the independence of judges and lawyers Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights defenders Special Rapporteur on the promotion […]

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Quand manifester n’est plus un droit mais un risque

Les manifestations des travailleuses et des travailleurs ce 1er mai ont à nouveau fait l’objet de violences d’Etat contre les manifestantes et les manifestants, notamment en France, en Italie: interdictions de manifestation au dernier moment, arrestations sans motif, utilisation de la violence par les forces de l’ordre, sous prétexte de sécurité publique, contre tout manifestant sans distinction de comportement ni […]

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