What’s after Moria?

The end of EU refugee policy in compliance with human rights RAV and AED-EDL zoom press conference with European lawyers and Moria refugees, September 17, 2020, 10.00am To register and for details: gs@rav.de or: 030.417 235 55 Background information: https://www.rav.de/themen/migration-asyl/ Moria represents the fact the decisive achievement of European civilization – that states subject themselves to rights and duties – […]

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Open statement in connection with the detention of Belarusian lawyers Ilya Salei and Maksim Znak

September 10, 2020 We express our deep concern at the detention of lawyers Ilya Salei and Maksim Znak on September 9, 2020, in Belarus, in a criminal case which is undeniably politically motivated. We consider this to be a gross violation and interference with their professional legal activities and with their rights to express professional opinions, as established by international […]

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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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