Isolation and the On-going Indefinite-Non-Alternate Hunger Strikes in Turkish Prisons   Prisoners often went on hunger strikes in order to protest the deterioration of conditions in Turkish prisons and to prevent acts violating the ban on torture and ill-treatment.   HDP Hakkari deputy Leyla Güven has not been released in spite of the fact that […]

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  WE WILL NOT LET HUMAN RIGHTS VALUES BE DISCARDED IN ANY WAY!   10 December 2018 marks the 70th anniversary of the day the United Nations (UN) General Assembly adopted and proclaimed the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Debates, which had started during WWII with its gross destruction and devastation to ensure that similar […]

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IHD and EuroMed Rights have issued a joint statement ahead of the Istanbul four-way summit on the situation on Syria, announced for 27 October 2018, calling on French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel to raise with Turkish President Recep Erdoğan the issue of the ongoing repression of civil society in Turkey and […]

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Saudi Arabia: Kingdom must be held to account for suppression of dissent, following murder of journalist and widespread arrest of women’s rights defenders Recognizing the fundamental right to express our views, free from repression, we the undersigned civil society organizations call on the international community, including the United Nations, multilateral and regional institutions as well […]

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FIDH and other organizations are calling on the Government of Spain to undertake the necessary steps for the recovery of the Universal Jurisdiction of Spain. One of the immediate effects that the recent political change produced in Spain must necessarily bring is the reversal of setbacks in terms of human rights, recovering, as much as […]

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Ankara Medical Chamber (Ankara Tabip Odası –ATO) and Human Rights Association’s (İHD) Ankara Branch have issued a report on the violations of the right to health in prisons. ATO Secretary General Dr. Ali Karakoç and ATO Human Rights Committee Member Dr. Nihat Bulut attended the press conference on behalf of ATO that was held on […]

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Saturday Mothers Cannot Be Outlawed!   Enforced disappearances under custody constitute a shame for humanity, a black hole for our civilization. Saturday Mothers who have been struggling for truth and justice are the pride and honor of not only Turkey but also the whole world. Saturday Mothers cannot be outlawed!   Last week’s shameful attack […]

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ATTACK AGAINST SATURDAY MOTHERS, FAMILIES OF THE DISAPPEARED, AND HUMAN RIGHTS DEFENDERS BEFORE THE 700TH SIT-IN   Enforced disappearances of persons under custody constitute a shame for all Turkey, from the political power to the civil society. The attack of the law enforcement against the families of the forcibly disappeared in İstanbul, Galatasaray on August […]

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EuroMed Rights and the Human Rights Association (Insan Haklari Dernegi-IHD) denounce the new draft law, being discussed by Turkish Parliament today, which would see the state of emergency restrictive provisions integrated into ordinary law. If adopted, the supposedly exceptional restrictions to fundamental freedoms will pose an even more serious threat to rule of law in […]

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