Statement on the possible reinstatement of the death penalty in Turkey






The right to life is guaranteed by all major international and regional human rights treaties. The European Court of Human Rights has interpreted the right to life as “an inalienable attribute of human beings” and a “supreme value in the international hierarchy of human rights”.[1] The undersigned organisations believe that the abolition of the death penalty contributes to the fostering […]

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Migrants outlawed- International Conference






International Conference SAF / AED on the 23rd and 24th of September 2016 ​​Free movement within Europe … this ideal seems to be receding day by day, European governments are unable to implement a common policy for the accommodation of migrants and are taking instead increasingly hard and inhumane measures of expulsion and repression. Faced with the Europeanization of restrictive […]

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On Migration






The Bureau of the association of European Democratic Lawyers (AED-EDL), meeting in Athens on May 7th, 2016, in view of the flagrant violation of fundamental rights by member states of the EU as well as by the Greek state and of the constant influx of people in need of International Protection, has decided to release the following statement:   The […]

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on Hot spots






To the presidents of democratic political groups in the European Parliament: The Bureau of the AED, meeting in Naples on the 9th and 10th October 2015, has taken note of the establishment, particularly in Italy and Greece, by the Council of the European Union of so called “hot spots”, destined to sort out in a basic manner between refugees and […]

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