Trial Calendar

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Releases

  Turkey: Stop Judicial Harassment Of “Saturday Mothers /People”

Human Rights Defenders Solidarity network components Association for Monitoring Equal Rights (Turkey), Civil Rights Defenders (Sweden), Truth Justice Memory Center (Turkey), Human Rights Association (Turkey), Human Rights Foundation of Turkey (Turkey), Life Memory Freedom Association (Turkey), Media and Law Studies Association (Turkey), Netherlands Helsinki Committee (Netherlands), P24 Association for Independent Journalism (Turkey), Research Institute on Turkey (United States), Turkey Human Rights... 

  Turkey: Stop Judicial Harassment of “Saturday Mothers /People”

The undersigned organisations are deeply concerned about the prosecution of 46 participants of the “Saturday Mothers/People” weekly sit-ins in Istanbul, Turkey (Cumartesi Anneleri/İnsanları). The group consists of relatives of forcibly disappeared persons and other human rights defenders (HRDs), whose peaceful gathering in 2018 was violently dispersed, and for which they are now standing trial. Our... 

  We are still here, we will always be here, we are not going anywhere either!

At this juncture in time, Turkey has been transformed into a country where demonization, accusation, pointing as a target, repressing of different segments of the society by means of judicial oppression is actually unexceptional.   Journalists who set sight on informing the public, endeavour for the public’s right to obtainment of information, academics who aim for... 

  Joint Statement: Bill for the “Prevention of the Financing of the Proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction” Violates the Constitution and the Freedom of Association!

The 43-article “Bill for the Prevention of the Financing of the Proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction”, deliberated at the Justice Committee of the Grand National Assembly of Turkey [GNAT]; referred to the GNAT Plenary; and foreseeing amendments to 6 laws, is in violation of notably the constitution, the international human rights conventions to which... 

  2020: Another Difficult Year for Civil Society and Rights Defenders

Intimidation of civil society through judicial processes The process that started with the arrest of 10 human rights defenders (who had gathered in Istanbul Büyükada for a training workshop) on 5 July 2017 following a police raid, has turned into a campaign of intimidation and threat towards the NGOs operating in Turkey and all rights... 

  Solidarity Network Today Marks the 1st Anniversary of its Founding Declaration

As the Solidarity Network for Human Rights Defenders – Turkey, whose foundations were laid in the first months of 2019 and who officially declared its establishment with the call of 13 institutions on 17 December 2019, we invited you to provide an account of the last year and to explain the intensified attacks against human... 

  Turkey: NHC concerned about Court upholding “Istanbul 10” decision

The Netherlands Helsinki Committee (NHC) deeply regrets the development of 26 November 2020 in the so-called “Istanbul 10” case, in which the Istanbul Regional Court upheld the Court of First Instance’s 3 July ruling against eleven Turkish human rights defenders. While the Regional Court confirmed the acquittals of Nejat Taştan (board member of Association for... 

  Panel: LGBTI+ Rights in Turkey and Poland

The panel “LGBTI+ Rights in Turkey and Poland”, the third of the series “Shrinking Democratic Spaces and International Solidarity”, will be held online on November 18, Wednesday at 16.00 (GMT+3). Organized jointly by Hafıza Merkezi, Association for Monitoring Equal Rights and Netherlands Helsinki Committee, the panel will host Karolina Gierdal, Kampania Przeciw Homofobii (Campaign Against... 

  Panel: Digital Rights at the Pendulum of Freedom and Oversight

The panel “Digital Rights at the Pendulum of Freedom and Oversight”, the second of the series “Shrinking Democratic Spaces and International Solidarity”, will be held online on November 5, Thursday at 16.00 (GMT+3). Organized jointly by Hafıza Merkezi, Association for Monitoring Equal Rights and Netherlands Helsinki Committee, the panel will host Pakistani human rights defender... 

  The New Kavala Indictment Constitutes the Denial of Law

The new bill of indictment issued by the Istanbul Chief Public Prosecutor’s Office against Osman Kavala, a defender of human rights and peace, was accepted by the Istanbul 36th High Criminal Court on 8 October 2020, and the court ruled that Kavala’s pre-trial detention shall continue. Thus, a new phase of Osman Kavala’s unjust and... 

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