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Ramazan Demir and Ayse Acinikli: RELEASED 07/09/16

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Turkey: Immediately and Unconditionally Release Idil Eser and 9 Other Human Rights Defenders | Letter

Full PDF Version LRWC calls on Turkey to immediately release Idil Eser, Director of Amnesty International Turkey and nine other human rights defenders arrested and detained on 5 July 2017 ostensibly for investigation of alleged membership in “an armed organization with the purpose of committing … [Read more...]

Turkey: Immediately Release and Withdraw Charges against Taner Kilic and other Lawyers | Joint Letter

Full PDF Version July 4, 2017 H.E. Recep Tayyip Erdoğan President of the Republic of Turkey T.C. Cumhurbaşkanlığı Genel Sekreterliği 06100 Ankara, Turkey Fax: +90 312 468 5026 Email: cumhurbaskanligi@tccb.gov.tr Re: Arrest and Detention of Lawyer Taner Kiliç and 22 additional … [Read more...]

Turkey: Immediately and Unconditionally Release Arbitrarily Detained Dr. İştar Gözaydın | Letter

Full PDF Version 31 December 2016 President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan Cumhurbaskanligi 06100 Ankara, Turkey Fax: +90 312 468 5026 Email: cumhurbaskanligi@tccb.gov.tr Foreign Minister of Turkey Ahmet Davutoglu Basbakanlik 06573 Ankara, Turkey Fax: +90 312 417 0476 Email: … [Read more...]

Turkey: Law Society of England and Wales Update on Trial of Kurdish Lawyers | Report

Full PDF Version The Human Rights Committee of the Law Society of England and Wales (HRC/LSEW) has been monitoring the arrests and mass trial of 46 lawyers since November 2011. Tony Fisher, Chair of the HRC/LSEW has produced a update on the trial following the 14 November court … [Read more...]

Turkey: A Small Historical Moment – Amicus Briefs submitted to Constitutional Court in Turkey

Full PDF Version (English) Full PDF Version (Turkish) On 27 September 2016, two amicus briefs on international human rights law were submitted to the Constitutional Court of Turkey in Ankara.  The Deputy President of the Court stated that ‘it was a kind of small historical moment’ in the … [Read more...]

Turkey: Amicus Brief in the Trial of Ayşe Acinikli and Ramazan Demir

Full PDF Version (English) Full PDF Version (Turkish) LRWC and the Law Society of England and Wales prepared an amicus brief (in Turkish and English) for submission to the Constitutional Court of Turkey in the trial of human rights lawyers Ayşe Acinikli and Ramazan Demir. The brief … [Read more...]

Ramazan Demir and Ayse Acinikli: RELEASED 07/09/16

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Turkey: Law Society of England and Wales Calls for Re-Instatement of and Due Process for 2,745 Dismissed Judges | Letter

Full PDF Version The Law Society of England and Wales in a letter endorsed by LRWC, calls for re-instatement of and due process for the more than 2,700 judges summarily dismissed on 16 July 2016. The dismissals, which took place immediately after what is referred to as the ‘attempted coup,’ were … [Read more...]

Turkey: Right to Pre-Trial Release in the Matter of Imprisoned Lawyers in Turkey

Full PDF Version Lawyers in Turkey are being subjected to arbitrary arrest and detention and judicial harassment for merely defending their clients’ rights in politically sensitive cases. As a signatory to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) and the European … [Read more...]

Turkey: Unlawful and Arbitrary Arrest and Detention of Ms. Ayşe Acinikli and Mr. Ramazan Demir | Joint Letter

Full PDF Version LRWC and other international human rights organizations call on United Nations Special Rapporteurs to take action to ensure the release and withdrawal of charges against arbitrarily detained human rights lawyers Ms. Ayşe Acinikli and Mr. Ramazan Demir. … [Read more...]