Turkish Lawyers detained






AED Statement concerning the detention of the lawyers Ramazan Demir, İrfan Arasan, Ayşe Acinikli, Hüseyin Boğatekin, Şefik Çelik, Adem Çalışçı, Ayşe Başar, Tamer Doğan and Mustafa Ruzgar (16th of March 2016, Istanbul) and previously the detention of the “Academics for peace”. Amongst the different cases related to human rights that AED/EDL (Avocats Européens Démocrates/Europeans Democratic Lawyers) follows, the situation in Turkey […]

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European Lawyers Delegation visits Diyarbakir






A delegation of European lawyers will visit Diyarbakir from 21st to 24th January 2016. The 13 participants come from Belgium, Germany, Italy, and Austria. Two European lawyers’ organisations are supporting this initiative, the European Association of Lawyers for Democracy and Human Rights (ELDH) and the European Democratic Lawyers (EDL) and also the “Unione delle Camere Penali Italiane” ELDH and EDL […]

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On the Death of Tahir Elçi






La mort de Tahir Elçi, un éminent avocat et Bâtonnier du conseil de l’ordre de Diyarbaquir en des circonstances dramatiques au District Sud d’Amed (Diyarbakir), abattu à coups de feu en pleine rue pendant une conférence de presse, constitue un assassinat politique et crime contre les Droits Humains. Les Avocats Européens Démocrates (AED – EDL) entendent exprimer leur solidarité avec […]

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We are close to the victims of Ankara






The EDL, the association of European Democratic Lawyers, is close to the Turkish and Kurdish people hardly hit by the attack carried out in Ankara on October 10th during a peaceful demonstration organized by non-governmental organizations, trade unions and the HDP, the Party, which won in June together with the coalition of Kurdish party and other leftist parties 84 seats […]

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Trial Observation: ISTANBUL – 23rd to 26th December 2013






In Istanbul, during Christmas, as international observer in a trial starting on the 24th of December against 22 Turkish lawyers of the ÇHD group. I go, sent by EDL (European Democratic Lawyers) a European association regrouping democratic lawyers’ associations in diverse European countries, sent also by LTI (Legal Team Italy), a small group of Italian lawyers (adhering to the EDL) […]

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Observation Mission to Istanbul (22nd to 27th December 2013)






Issue: Anti-terrorist trial against 22 lawyers of the Turkish ÇDH association (Progressive Lawyers’ Association). Venue: Silivri Internment Centre (1h30 away from Istanbul by bus) Accreditation: accredited as observer by the EDL (European Democratic Lawyers) and the Bar Association of Barcelona. INDEX I.-        General Considerations. II.-       The ÇHD. III.-      The Trial. IV.-      Preparation of the Trial V.- […]

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