Terminate arbitrary detention of HR defenders! 14 August 2017 It has been 40 days since 10 human rights defenders, whose fundamental position is to advocate for human rights and freedoms, gender equality and human safety, were detained in the early hours on the morning of 5 July 2017 upon the …Read More »
ACADEMICS FOR PEACE: DEFENDING ACADEMIC FREEDOMS IN TIMES OF EMERGENCY
Yaman Akdeniz-Kerem Altıparmak The purpose of this book was to present a comprehensive assessment of the legal dimensions of a process which can be best described as a witch-hunt started after the signing and publishing of the Declaration of Academics for Peace in January 2016. This fifteen period is marked …Read More »
Joint Press Statement concerning the Arrest of Amnesty International Turkey Chairperson Taner Kılıç
Taner Kılıç who was detained early in the morning on 6 June 2017 was arrested on 9 June 2017 late in the night at about 23.30. Since the arrest decision is a clear violation of the right to liberty and security of the person, human rights defenders and civil society …Read More »
Human rights defender lawyer Taner Kılıç should be released immediately!
JOINT STATEMENT 7 June 2017 Lawyer Taner Kılıç who was detained by Anti-Terror Police of İzmir following the search at his house and his personal Office on 6 June 2017 should be released immediately. Lawyer Taner Kılıç, as a well-known human rights defender who dedicated his life to defending human …Read More »
IS THE STATE OF EMERGENCY INQUIRY COMMISSION, ESTABLISHED BY EMERGENCY DECREE 685, AN EFFECTIVE REMEDY?
Following the proposal made by the Secretary General of the Council of Europe as well as the Venice Commission concerning the creation of an independent ad hoc body for the examination of individual cases of dismissals, subject to subsequent judicial review, the Government issued a Decree Law No: 685 concerning …Read More »