30 years of Activism

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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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Contro gli arresti degli avvocati in Turchia

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Communicato di LegalTeam Italia. Desta grandissimo allarme la notizia dell’arresto di 23 colleghi in Turchia, accusati di far parte dell’organizzazione di Fetullah Gulem: accusa ormai adoperata dal governo turco per colpire e sbarazzarsi di ogni tipo di oppositori, o anche solo liberi pensatori non allineati con la politica del presidente Erdogan. Nei casi di questi arresti di massa l’accusa non […]

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Western Sahara / Sahara Occidental

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FRENCH: Réunie le 10 juin 2017 à Amsterdam, l’ AED marque sa solidarité avec nos consoeurs Ingrid METTON et Olfa OULED, avocates au Barreau de Paris qui ont été victime d’une expulsion violente de la salle d’audience du Tribunal de Rabat. Igrid METTON et Olfa OULED participaient le 16 mai 2017 à la défense de membres de la communauté sahraouie, accusés par les […]

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Defending and Protecting Lawyers Under Attack:

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A Background Paper for the Pan African Lawyers Union Conference, Nairobi, October 12-15, 2016 Introduction The authors of this paper are Gill H. Boehringer and Stuart Russell of the International Association of People’s Lawyers.  The IAPL was created in 2000 to gather lawyers involved in the legal support of collective struggles for people’s rights and in situations of gross rights […]

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Le glas de la démocratie ne cesse de sonner en Turquie

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COMMUNIQUE CONJOINT MEDEL – AED-EDL Le glas de la démocratie ne cesse de sonner en Turquie et le référendum constitutionnel tendant à donner les pleins pouvoirs à Recep Tayyip Edogan le fera résonner une nouvelle fois. La fin de l’état de droit démocratique en TURQUIE Tout se passe dans un contexte de répression arbitraire allant crescendo depuis le coup d’état […]

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Day of the Endangered Lawyer

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7th Day Of the Endangered Lawyer with the focus on the persecuted and harassed Chinese lawyers on the 24th of January 2017 in appr. 30 cities*     Every January 24th lawyers around the world support endangered lawyers in other countries by holding protests in front of the Embassies and Consulates of a designated country, holding meetings, press conferences and other activities. This time the designated […]

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Basic Report about the oppression of lawyers in China

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Approximately 300,000 lawyers are practising in China. Lawyers in China are closely monitored by the State for their work. Apart from direct intervention from the judicial bureaus and the lawyers association, lawyers are kept under control also by a controversial Annual Inspection system. In order to continue their practice, lawyers have to submit their lawyer’s licence to the judicial bureau, […]

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7th Day Of the Endangered Lawyer with the focus on the persecuted and harassed Chinese lawyers on the 24th of January 2017 in around 30 cities

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Every January 24th lawyers around the world support endangered lawyers in other countries by holding protests in front of the Embassies and Consulates of a designated country, holding meetings, press conferences and other activities. This time the designated country will be China, which unleashed a massive crackdown against lawyers in July 2015. Before these mass arrests, many lawyers were already harassed […]

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