Human Rights Association held its 19th Ordinary General Assembly on 3-4 November 2018 in Ankara. Akın Birdal, the former Chairperson of IHD and former Vice-President of FIDH, served as the president of the council at the two-day general assembly.     Dimitris Christopoulos, the President of International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) and Wadih Al-Asmar, […]

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New permanent and substitute members for IHD’s Central Executive Board, Disciplinary Board, and Supervisory Board have been elected at the 19th Ordinary General Assembly held on 3-4 November 2018 in Ankara.   Central Executive Board Permanent Substitute Öztürk Türkdoğan H. Feray Salman E. Eren Keskin Elçin Aktoprak Kerem Altıparmak Emrah Kırımsoy Necla Şengül Ali Rıza […]

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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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Pressures on Journalists and Politicians Cannot Be Accepted    The policy of the political power to exert pressure through the judiciary has not lost pace in Turkey. Continuous detention and arrest operations are maintained just like during the State of Emergency by the legal provisions of the recent Code No. 7145 that rendered the SoE […]

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WHAT HAPPENED TO JAMAL KHASHOGGI? LET HIS FATE BE KNOWN! LET HIM BE DELIVERED TO HIS FAMILY ALIVE!   The uncertainty surrounding the fate of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, who was never heard from again after entering Saudi Arabia’s Istanbul General Consulate on 2 October 2018, continues. Some news sources claim that Mr. Khashoggi was under […]

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IHD has released several reports and statements arguing that there was no judicial structure in Turkey that was compatible with the principle of rule of law, there were grave barriers before the right to a fair trial, there was the threat of the implementation of enemy criminal law by means of specially authorized and mandated […]

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If There Is No Defense, There Is No Law: Freedom to Detained Lawyers!   Lawyer Selçuk Kozağaçlı, the Chairperson of Progressive Lawyers Association (Çağdaş Hukukçular Derneği –ÇHD) that has been engaged in the struggle for rights and justice for years in Turkey, and 16 lawyers from ÇHD and People’s Law Office (Halkın Hukuk Bürosu) were […]

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