Turkey: Mass arrest of lawyers in Ankara, Turkey | Joint Statement

Full PDF (ENG) Information Note PDF (ENG) Joint Statement on the Arrest of 48 Lawyers and 7 Intern Lawyers in Ankara, Turkey Through the new “alternative bar associations” legislation and President Erdogan’s own words “Those who act as the lawyers of terrorists may not act like terrorists … [Read more...]

Turkey: Lawyer Aytaç Ünsal ends hunger strike after Supreme Court releases him from prison | Update

LRWC has been advised that Turkish lawyer Aytaç Ünsal called off his hunger strike on 4 September following a stay of his detention order until he has recovered. The order was granted by Turkey's Supreme Court on 3 September due to his state of health. His treatment by independent physicians has … [Read more...]

Turkey: Obituary for Turkish lawyer Ebru Timtuk | Joint press release

Full PDF (TUR) Obituary for Turkey Lawyer Ebru Timtik, died 27 August 2020  Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada joins lawyers around the world in mourning the death of Turkish lawyer Ms. Ebru Timtik on 27 August 2020 after 238 days of fasting to strengthen her demand for a fair trial for … [Read more...]

Turkey: Lawyer Ebru Timtuk has died while fasting to demand a fair trial | Update

Lawyers' Rights Watch Canada is deeply saddened by the death of Turkish lawyer Ms. Ebru Timtik on 27 August 2020 after 238 days of fasting to strengthen her demand for a fair trial for herself and hundreds of other Turkish lawyers detained for lawfully performing their roles as lawyers. Ebru … [Read more...]

Turkey: Urgent letter to UN Special Procedures on arbitrary detention of lawyers Ebru Timtik and Aytaç Ünsal, currently near death

Full pdf letter requesting Urgent Action On 18 August 2020, LRWC joined in an urgent letter from a group of 17 lawyers' organizations from to UN Special Procedures expressing "grave concern about two lawyers who have been on hunger strike since 2 February 2020 in demand for a fair trial."  The two … [Read more...]

Turkey: Lawyers on hunger strike near death, demanding fair trials and administration of justice in Turkey | Joint Statement

Full pdf joint statement endorsed by Lawyers' Rights Watch Canada The undersigned organisations have been following recent developments in the cases of human rights lawyers Ebru Timtik and Aytaç Ünsal, who have been on hunger strike since February 2020. On 5 April 2020, the Turkish Day of the … [Read more...]

Turkey: International law obligations to release Taner Kılıç, Özlem Dalkiran, Idil Eser and Günal Kurşun | Letter

Full PDF (ENG) Pictured, clockwise from top left: Taner Kılıç, Özlem Dalkiran, Idil Eser, and Gűnal Kurşun LRWC wrote a letter to the President and Minister of Justice of Turkey seeking the immediate release of human rights lawyers and defenders arbitrarily detained, including Mr. … [Read more...]

China, Turkey, Philippines, Saudi Arabia, Colombia: Duty of States to ensure protection of lawyers | Oral Statement at 44th session of the of the Human Rights Council

Link to full debate Direct link to statement, Chapter 47, 01:31:18 Full PDF (ENG) Video Intervention: Check against delivery Organization: Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada Item: Item 3: Interactive Dialogue, Special Rapporteur on judges and lawyers Date: 13 July 2020 Speaker: Catherine … [Read more...]

Turkey: Demanding fair trial rights for detained lawyers Ebru Timtik and Aytaç Ünsal | Joint Statement

Advertisement PDF (TUR) Advertisement PDF (ENG) Lawyers' Rights Watch Canada has joined 34 lawyers' organizations and human rights groups, led by the Netherlands-based Lawyers for Lawyers, to advocate for the release of two Turkish lawyers, Ebru Timtik and Aytaç Ünsal, and to create … [Read more...]

Turkey: Discontinue criminal investigations against Ankara and Diyarbakir Bar Associations | Joint letter

Full PDF (ENG) Lawyers' Rights Watch Canada is among ten lawyers' organizations expressing concern about criminal investigations launched in Turkey against the Ankara Bar Association and the Diyarbakir Bar Association for “openly disrespect[ing] the religious belief of a group” (article … [Read more...]