Seventeen Turkish lawyers are in detention in different parts of the country; sixteen of them for several weeks.

On the 8th of November 2017, Selcuk Kozagacli, President of the ÇHD, a progressive association of lawyers and a member of the AED, was arrested with great violence and detained in Istanbul. The accusations against our colleague justifying his detention by the Turkish authorities consist of complicity in terrorism. Our colleague and friend Selcuk Kozagacli is one of the best-known […]

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LES ORIGINES

Chers confrères, chers amis, Je me sens très honoré d’avoir été appelé à intervenir lors de cette célébration du 30e anniversaire de la fondation de l’AED. Cela signifie que mon intervention au moment de la célébration du 20e anniversaire, il y a dix ans à Paris, a été bien reçue, et cela me permet d’espérer que vous m’appellerai à nouveau, […]

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REGARDER EN ARRIERE ET AVANCER

REGARDER EN ARRIERE ET AVANCER, en d’autres termes tirer les enseignements de l’histoire pour éviter le perpétuel recommencement. Quelle contribution, nous, Avocats Européens Démocrates pouvons nous apporter à ce projet, de quelles vigilances devons nous faire preuve pour aller vers plus de droits fondamentaux et d’égalité chez nous, et entre les hommes, le monde étant aujourd’hui un vaste village. Dans […]

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30 years of Activism

The association European Democratic Lawyers, AED-EDL is celebrating 30 years of work in defence of the rights of citizens. This federation of European lawyers has aimed at preserving the independence of lawyers with regard to any power, be it political, social, economic or ordinal. Much has changed since 1987:Back then, the European Union seemed to be able to provide a […]

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Report on the International lawyer conference in Ankara

Report by Hans Gaasbeek about the international lawyer conference held in Ankara (Turkey) between the 13th and 15thof January, 2017 The ‘International Conference On Law, State of Emergency And Judicial System in Turkey’ was co-organized by different European lawyer organizations like: the AED (European Democratic Lawyers), the ELDH (European Association of Lawyers for Democracy and World Human Rights) and the Foundation Day of the Endangered Lawyer. The conference was […]

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