UN Human Rights Council 36th Regular Session Report on HRDs

The Human Rights Council, in resolution 12/2, expressed concern over continued reports of intimidation and reprisals against individuals and groups seeking to cooperate or having cooperated with the United Nations, its representatives and mechanisms in the field of human rights, and deep concern at the seriousness of such reported acts. The Council further condemned all […]

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On 5 July 2017, police raided an Istanbul Büyükada hotel where a group of human rights defenders had gathered to conduct a training session. As a result, 9 members of some of the leading human rights organisations in Turkey were detained, along with 3 instructors in charge of conducting training seminars. However, names of those 3 people […]

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The arrest of CHP Member of Parliament Enis Berberoğlu and his sentencing to 25 years in prison in the court case known as the “MIT (National Intelligence Organisation) Trucks” represent a clear violation of the right to personal freedom as well as a violation of the protections afforded members of parliament in the constitution. The […]

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Those Responsible for Openly and Publicly Torturing Veli Şaçılık and His Friends must be Tried! Under the State of Emergency Decrees, paragraph 15/2 of the Constitution of the Republic of Turkey, Article 15 of the European Convention on Human Rights, and Article 4 of the UN Convention on Civil and Political Rights have been violated, […]

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Position of Human Rights Organizations on the 50th Anniversary of Israel’s Military Occupation of the West Bank and Gaza Strip On the 50th anniversary of Israel’s occupation of the West Bank, including East Jerusalem, and Gaza Strip the undersigned organizations declare the following: The roots of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict go beyond the start of Israel’s […]

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Ankara, 14 April 2017 2016 was the worst year for human rights in Turkey since the negotiations between the EU and Turkey began in 1999. 2016 was the year in which the government suspended democracy by means of a de facto presidential system resulting in authoritarian rule. The human rights situation in Turkey also drastically […]

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Relatives of those claimed to have been disappeared in Ankara by means of abduction shared the situation with the public on social media. It is also claimed that Önder Asan reappeared on 12 May 2017. Additionally, families of Turgut Çapan and Fatih Kılıç made written application to Human Rights Association (İHD). The responsibility of clarifying the situation through […]

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Due to his activities regarded with human rights defending, Ali Tanrıverdi, President of İHD’s Mersin Branch, was taken into custody in Mersin on 12 December 2016 and arrested on 19 December 2016. The trial regarding Ali Tanrıverdi will be carried out in the Mersin 7th Heavy Criminal Court on 18 May 2017 at 11.00 o’clock. […]

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05 May 2017 HUMAN RIGHTS ASSOCIATION DİYARBAKIR BRANCH   REPORT ON VIOLATIONS OF RIGHTS IN THE FIRST 3 MONTHS OF 2017 IN EASTERN AND SOUTHEASTERN ANATOLIA REGION Prepared by Archive/Documentation Department of Diyarbakır Branch of Human Rights Association (İHD) BALANCE-SHEET   DESCRIPTION The data included in this report and balance-sheet belonging to these datum are prepared […]

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EuroMed Rights strongly condemns the persecutions against Osman İşçi, EuroMed Rights’ Executive Committee member, and representative of the Human Rights Association in Turkey (IHD). Osman İşçi has just been dismissed from his position as associate professor and PhD researcher at the University of Ağri. This dismissal was officialised through the Statutory Decree No. 689, issued […]

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