STATEMENT: TRIAL AGAINST 22 LAWYERS in TUKEY ISTANBUL 37th HIGH CRIMINAL COURT – FILE NO. 2018/84






OUR COLLEAGUES ARRESTED IN PRE-TRIAL DETENTION HAVE BEEN RELEASED BUT, A FEW HOURS LATER AND AFTER THE PROSECUTOR’S APPEAL, A NEW ARREST WARRANT HAS BEEN ISSUED BY THE SAME COURT FOR 15 OF THEM. A mission of the AED – EDL, composed by Italian, Spanish, Catalonian, Dutch and French lawyers: Simonetta CRISCI, Gilberto PAGANI, Ezio MENZIONE, Raffaella MULTEDO, Rossella SANTO, […]

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MORIA 35- Report






On the 18th of July 2017, 35 residents of Moria hotspot on Lesvos Island in Greece were violently arrested after a peaceful demonstration organised in the camp earlier in the day. Hundreds of the camps inhabitants took part in this protest against their inhumane living conditions. Le 18 juillet 2017, 35 résidents du hotspot de Moria sur l’île de Lesbos […]

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Wenn Anwaelten die Verteidigung ihrer Mandanten zum Vorwurf gemacht wird






23. Juni 2017, 12:57 Antiterrorverfahren betreffen in der Türkei auch Verteidiger. Über die Bedeutung internationaler Prozessbeobachtung vor und nach dem Putschversuch 2016 Nach dem Putschversuch im Juli 2016 wurde in der Türkei der Ausnahmezustand ausgerufen. Zehntausende Beamte, darunter Richter und Staatsanwälte, wurden entlassen. Zwischen 80.000 und 90.000 Menschen wurden festgenommen. Die Haftbedingungen verletzen internationale Standards. In der Folge wurden auch […]

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Le déficit démocratique aujourd’hui en Turquie:






Des autocrates au pouvoir et de la répression. Dès le 15 juin dernier plus de 40.000 personnes sont en prison, d’entre les 100.000 détenus à cause d’un Coup d’État qui reste une énigme politique de premier ordre. Actuellement on peut dire que : Il existe une manipulation de tout mass media et la fermeture de maints journaux, radios, télévisons : donc, pas […]

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Report: Lawyer’s Delegation to Kurdistan (jan.2016)






From 21 to 24 of January 2016, a delegation of 10 lawyers from Austria, Belgium, Germany and Italy visited Diyarbakır, Turkey. The mission was coordinated by two European lawyers’ organizations—the European Association of Lawyers for Democracy and Human Rights (ELDH) and European Democratic Lawyers (EDL)—and the Unione delle Camere Penali Italiane. It was supported by the ÇHD (Çağdaş Hukukçular Derneği) […]

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European Lawyers report Massive Human Rights Violations in Diyarbakir (Turkey)






London/Düsseldorf, 25th January 2016 Press Release: European Lawyers report Massive Human Rights Violations in Diyarbakir (Turkey) due to curfew –immediate international action needed A delegation* of 10 lawyers from Austria, Belgium, Germany, and Italy visited Diyarbakir, Turkey, from 21st to 24th of January 2016 to monitor the impact of the curfew on the population. The mission was coordinated by two […]

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European Lawyers Delegation visits Diyarbakir






A delegation of European lawyers will visit Diyarbakir from 21st to 24th January 2016. The 13 participants come from Belgium, Germany, Italy, and Austria. Two European lawyers’ organisations are supporting this initiative, the European Association of Lawyers for Democracy and Human Rights (ELDH) and the European Democratic Lawyers (EDL) and also the “Unione delle Camere Penali Italiane” ELDH and EDL […]

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Trial Observation: ISTANBUL – 23rd to 26th December 2013






In Istanbul, during Christmas, as international observer in a trial starting on the 24th of December against 22 Turkish lawyers of the ÇHD group. I go, sent by EDL (European Democratic Lawyers) a European association regrouping democratic lawyers’ associations in diverse European countries, sent also by LTI (Legal Team Italy), a small group of Italian lawyers (adhering to the EDL) […]

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Observation Mission to Istanbul (22nd to 27th December 2013)






Issue: Anti-terrorist trial against 22 lawyers of the Turkish ÇDH association (Progressive Lawyers’ Association). Venue: Silivri Internment Centre (1h30 away from Istanbul by bus) Accreditation: accredited as observer by the EDL (European Democratic Lawyers) and the Bar Association of Barcelona. INDEX I.-        General Considerations. II.-       The ÇHD. III.-      The Trial. IV.-      Preparation of the Trial V.- […]

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