Report on the International lawyer conference in Ankara

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Report by Hans Gaasbeek about the international lawyer conference held in Ankara (Turkey) between the 13th and 15thof January, 2017 The ‘International Conference On Law, State of Emergency And Judicial System in Turkey’ was co-organized by different European lawyer organizations like: the AED (European Democratic Lawyers), the ELDH (European Association of Lawyers for Democracy and World Human Rights) and the Foundation Day of the Endangered Lawyer. The conference was […]

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State of Emergency and Judicial System in Turkey

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We greet you as organizers of the conference entitled “State of Emergency and Judicial System in Turkey”. This conference has historical significance, for the following reasons:. ● The conference is organized in Ankara, the capital of Turkey, in an environment dominated by the oppressive and coercive practices of the State of Emergency in Turkey. ● The conference brings together lawyers, […]

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The judicial system under the state of emergency in Turkey

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The Judicial System under the State of Emergency in Turkey is an international conference, which will be held on the 14th and 15th of January 2017 in Ankara, at the Ankara Plaza Hotel, Kavaklidere Bestekar Sk. No: 5 06680 Çankaya. The conference is organized by the: • European Association of Lawyers for Democracy and World Human Rights, www.eldh.eu • European Democratic Lawyers, http://www.aeud.org/ […]

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Another lawyer under threat in Turkey

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To: ANTALYA CHIEF PUBLIC PROSECUTOR’S OFFICE (ANTALYA CUMHURİYET BAŞSAVCILIĞI’NA) 2016/69739 No. Fax Number: + 90 242 237 11 11 (Turkey)   Créteil, Barcelona and Amsterdam, October 24, 2016. European Democratic Lawyers (AED-EDL) are very concerned about the news that the former director member of ÇHD Antalya – Çağdaş Hukukçular -Progressive Lawyers Association, the advocate Özden SALDIRAN was arrested 9 days […]

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Statement on the possible reinstatement of the death penalty in Turkey

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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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Campagne Européenne sur l’identification des Forces de l’Ordre

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L’AED (Avocats Européens Démocrates) promeut une campagne européenne pour la signature d’une pétition adressée au Commissaire européen, à la Commission européenne et à la Commission des Droits de l’Homme du Parlement européen, demandant la prise des mesures nécessaires à l’adoption d’une directive européenne sur l’identification des agents de police sur la base d’une décision antérieure du Parlement européen. Notre intention […]

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L’Urgence d’en Sortir

Sans même évoquer l’absence de garantie de proportionnalité qui entoure leur mise en œuvre, les mesures de l’état d’urgence ne s’avèrent d’aucune nécessité dans une société démocratique : non seulement elles sont possible en droit commun mais leur spécificité ne tient nullement à une meilleure prise en compte du phénomène terroriste. En réalité, leur seul véritable objet est de renforcer […]

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