Türkiye Campaigns

China, Iran and Türkiye: Systematic pattern of arbitrary detention of lawyers | Joint oral statement to the UN Human Rights Council

Full .pdf statement See the full debate on UN WebTV. The statement of LRWC is at 1:43:55 Organization: Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada Item: Item 3: Interactive Dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on the independence of judges and lawyers Date: 20 June 2022 Speaker: Brian … [Read more...]

Turkey: Arbitrary detention of Judge Murat Arslan | Letter

Full pdf letter (EN) 30 March  2022 Mr. Recep Tayyip Erdoğan President of the Republic of Turkey Cumhurbaşkanlığı Külliyesi 06100 Beştepe, Ankara, Turkey Tel: +90 (312) 525 55 55 ; Fax: +90 (312) 525 58 31 Email: contact@tccb.gov.tr Mr. Abdulhamit Gül Minister of … [Read more...]

UN Human Rights Council: Turkey: Abuse of anti-terrorism laws to arbitrarily detain human rights lawyers and defenders | Joint oral statement

Full pdf statement See the Interactive Dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on Counter Terrorism. See LRWC's statement at 01:51:24 Organization:   Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada Item:             Item 3: Interactive Dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on  Interactive dialogue with the … [Read more...]

Turkey: Urgent Action letter to UN Special Procedures: Imminent risk to health and life of ill prisoner Aysel Tuğluk | Joint letter

See the full urgent action letter (EN) On 20 January 2022, LRWC was among 43 human rights organizations signing an urgent action letter to six UN Special Procedures mandates to express grave concern over the treatment of the seriously ill prisoner, a human rights lawyer, Aysel Tuğluk … [Read more...]

Iran and Turkey: Systematic attacks on lawyers denies the right to legal representation | Joint oral video statement to the UN Human Rights Council

Full pdf statement (EN). See the video on UN WebTV (LRWC, IBA, L4L, LSEW statement at 02:44:17) Organization: Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada Item: Item 3: General debate on civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights, including the right to development Date: 22 September … [Read more...]

Turkey: Concerns about access to the legal profession and disbarments | Joint Statement

Full pdf statement (EN) Concerns about access to the legal profession and increasing disbarments of lawyers in Turkey 19 July 2021 We, the undersigned organizations, have long been deeply concerned about the increasingly challenging and hostile environment in which lawyers in Turkey … [Read more...]

Philippines, Turkey, Iran: Statement to UN Human Rights Council on Independence of Judges and Lawyers | Oral video statement

Full pdf statement Link to Interactive Dialogue Joint statement at 01:32:45 Organization: Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada Item:  Item 3: Interactive Dialogue, Special Rapporteur on the Independence of Judges and Lawyers Date: 28 June 2021 Speaker: Paul Scambler  Oral Statement to the … [Read more...]

UN Human Rights Council: COVID-19 pandemic used to justify interference with lawyers | Joint oral statement

Full Joint Oral Statment to the UN Human Rights Council UN Human Rights Council, 47th session Agenda Item 3 Interactive Dialogue with the UN Special Rapporteur on the Independence of Judges and Lawyers 28 June 2021 Joint Statement of the International Bar Association’s Human Rights … [Read more...]

Turkey: Overbroad anti-terrorism laws used to persecute human rights lawyers | Joint Oral Statement at the 46th Session of the UN Human Rights Council

Full PDF (ENG) Link to the oral statement video Link to written statement to the UN Human Rights Council on deterioration of the rule of law in Turkey Organization: Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada Item 3: Interactive Dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of … [Read more...]

Turkey: Five years and no justice for Tahir Elçi | Joint letter to UN Special Rapporteurs

Full PDF (ENG) Quick Response Desk Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights United Nations Office at Geneva 8-14 Avenue de la Paix CH-1211 Geneva 10 Switzerland E-mail: urgent-action@ohchr.org 2 March 2021 FOR THE ATTENTION OF: Special Rapporteur on the … [Read more...]