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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Don’t Touch Pakistani Lawyers!

French version below   The Day of the Endangered Lawyer is an initiative born in 2012 to highlight the plight of our colleagues in different parts of the world. In many countries, lawyers exercicing the profession are under threat for their work. On the 24th of January 2020 we will be demonstrating in front of Pakistani embassies in Europe to […]

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European Fact-finding mission to clarify the circumstances leading to the conviction of 18 Turkish lawyers

A group of 15 lawyers from 7 European countries met in Istanbul from 13 till 15 October 2019 for a fact-finding mission to clarify the legal circumstances that led to the conviction of 18 Turkish lawyers by the 37th High Criminal Court in March of this year, resulting in long prison sentences. There are currently two mass trials in Turkey […]

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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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Quand manifester n’est plus un droit mais un risque

Les manifestations des travailleuses et des travailleurs ce 1er mai ont à nouveau fait l’objet de violences d’Etat contre les manifestantes et les manifestants, notamment en France, en Italie: interdictions de manifestation au dernier moment, arrestations sans motif, utilisation de la violence par les forces de l’ordre, sous prétexte de sécurité publique, contre tout manifestant sans distinction de comportement ni […]

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COMMUNIQUE: sur l’extradition de Cesare Battisti

Cesare Battisti, ancien membre du groupe “Les Prolétaires Armés pour le Communisme” durant les ‘années de plomb’, vient d’être extradé de Bolivie, où il venait de se réfugier après l’arrivée au pouvoir au Brésil, où il résidait auparavant, du candidat d’extrême-droite Jaïr Bolsonaro. En 1988 il a été condamné par la Cour d’assises de Milan, par contumace, à la réclusion […]

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