15 May 2018 The Bar Council of England and Wales and the Bar Human Rights Committee (BHRC) have written jointly to Prime Minister Theresa May, urging her to voice concerns over Turkey’s ongoing and large-scale prosecution of judges, lawyers, journalists...
Immediately after the attempted coup d'état of 15/16 July 2016, Turkey, with the application of decrees of the state of emergency, fired more than 100,000 civil servants for alleged Gülens sympathies. Among them are more than 4,200 judges and...
... The law prohibits "arbitrary arrest and detention" and provides for the right of any person to challenge the lawfulness of arrest or detention in court, but numerous credible reports indicated the government did not always observe these requirement. National and...
04 April 2018 Associazione Nazionale Magistrati (ANM) adopted the statement following the news on the death in detention of Teoman Gökçe, former member of the HSYK. While expressing the Italian judges’ and prosecutors’ solidarity with his family and the Turkish colleagues...
BULGARIAN JUDGES ASSOCIACION Member of the International Judges Association (IAJ-UIM) ТО Boyko Borisov Prime Minister of the Republic of Bulgaria Prime Minister, We address you as Prime Minister of a Member State of the Council of Europe and of the European Union. The core values...
Considering the European Union - Turkey high-level summit to be held on March 26th in Varna (Bulgaria), please find hereinafter a statement of "the Platform for an Independent Judiciary in Turkey”: The statement has been sent today, 22nd of March...
1 March 2018 The IBA Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI), Lawyers for Lawyers (L4L), the Bar Human Rights Committee (BHRC), Union Internationale des Avocats (UIA), Lawyers Rights Watch Canada (LRWC), Judges for Judges (J4J), The Law Society of England and Wales,...
  27 Feb 2018 Since the coup d'état of July 15, 2016, civil servants, magistrates and lawyers can no longer exercise freely in Turkey. And find no help in the ECHR waiting for domestic remedies to be exhausted to intervene. Can we...
21 February 2018 Murat Arslan: "This trial is a revenge against YARSAV". Report about the first day of trial in the criminal proceedings against the chairman of YARSAV, the banned Turkish Association of Judges and Prosecutors. Murat Arslan began his career...
Statement by High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini and Commissioner Johannes Hahn on the latest developments in Turkey. The reversal of the court decision to release Amnesty International Turkey Chair Taner Kılıҫ and the detention of the members of the Executive Committee...

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