The Instrumentalization of the Pandemic

Possible legal strategies and actions before national jurisdictions and international bodies On the 12th of June 2020, the AED-EDL held a special webinar dedicated to the instrumentalization of the COVID pandemic. The speakers highlighted different aspects of the question and country reports where presented   Here are the interventions of our speakers   Nicola Canestrini on Rights, emergency and the […]

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Freedom for Hamza Haddi and Mohamed Haddar

The European Union must stop the arbitrary incarceration of refugees and migrants We express our solidarity with Hamza Haddi and Mohamed Haddar who are currently being held in pre-trial detention in Komotini, Greece. Both are facing long prison sentences because they are being wrongfully and arbitrarily accused of “smuggling”. Hamza Haddi and Mohamed Haddar are Moroccan citizens who fled their […]

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WE ARE HERE SINCE 1974

After years of persecution and resistance, the CHD has decided to renew the association.   ÇAĞDAŞ HUKUKÇULAR DERNEĞİ ORDINARY GENERAL ASSEMBLY CONCLUDING STATEMENT “WE ARE HERE SINCE 1974” Our Association was closed down by the government in 2016. We had then announced that this was not a legitimate decision for us; we would not accept it. When our offices were […]

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Police Complaint Mechanism

POLICE COMPLAINT MECHANISM In cases of violence committed by police officers against citizens, the police itself usually investigates crimes allegedly committed by their colleagues. Often camaraderie reigns and police officers protect each other. As a result, most of the cases are dismissed. In addition, in the very few cases that go to court, judges hold police officers as highly credible […]

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Statement on the Judgement of the Spanish Supreme Court on the Catalan Referendum Case

in English: Berlin, on the 23rd of November 2019   The AED was part of the dozens of international organizations monitoring the Trial on the Catalan Referendum Case in Madrid. In a statement this February we warned of the lack of procedural guarantees and the danger of violating human rights if there were a conviction. On Monday, the 14th of […]

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No to the aggression of the people of North-East Syria (Rojava)

The AED-EDL expresses its firm condemnation of Turkish military operations aiming at the invasion of Northern Syria-Rojava. This invasion has the sole purpose of putting an end to the experience of the North-East Syrian Democratic Autonomous Administration, and will cause suffering and mourning primarily in the civilian population. The Autonomous Administration was born of the common struggle of the people […]

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Sea Watch 3 and European Rights adrift

The grave case of the ship Sea Watch 3, which has been denied access to Italian ports after rescuing 42 migrants at sea and waiting for more than 14 days between Libya and Sicily for more than 14 days, is the case of fundmental rights in Europe. Maritime laws requires the rescue of those in danger at sea through the identification of […]

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THE CATALAN REFERENDUM TRIAL

After gathering in Madrid on the morning of February 9th, 2019 and discussing the impending Catalan Referendum Trial, which will begin in the Spanish Supreme Court on February 12th, 2019, Avocats Européens Democrates-European Democratic Lawyers (AED-EDL) has reached the following CONCLUSIONS: 1.- There is concern that all the procedural guarantees may not be met during the trial, due to the […]

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¿QUÉ ESTÁ HACIENDO EL ESTADO ESPAÑOL CON EL BARCO DE OPEN ARMS?

Nadie en Europa puede decir que desconoce la situación de vulnerabilidad extrema en que se encuentran las personas migrantes que se trasladan desde países de Oriente próximo y África hasta Europa, debido a las situaciones de guerra y/o crisis humanitaria que sufren. El drama de los/as refugiados/as, que ha convertido el mar Mediterráneo en un cementerio, ha supuesto una crisis […]

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