PEACE IS A HUMAN RIGHT! WE DEMAND PEACE! THE DEMAND FOR PEACE IS A DEMAND FOR HUMAN RIGHTS AND DEMOCRACY!   Human Rights Association (IHD) would like to reiterate once again that we want to live in a world dominated by peace on the occasion of September 1 World Peace Day.[1] The right to peace […]

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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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Saturday Mothers 700th Week: We shall not forget, we shall not forgive, we shall not give up   The Human Rights Association (İHD) would like to express once again that we have not forgotten the forcibly disappeared persons on the occasion of the 700th Saturday Mothers’/People’s sit-in that was initiated on May 27, 1995.   […]

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    Human Rights Association (İHD) and Human Rights Foundation of Turkey (HRFT) have issued a joint statement on July 9, 2018 expressing that the armed conflict that had been reignited in Turkey’s Eastern and Southeastern regions since July 24, 2015 has been increasingly deteriorating, that we, as human rights organizations, were often forced to […]

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As is known, the State of Emergency (SoE) that has been in effect in Turkey since July 21, 2016 has not been extended and lifted on July 18, 2018. Nevertheless, the political power has adopted Law No. 7145 on the Amendment of Some Laws and Emergency Decrees that would render the SoE permanent on July […]

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As the Human Rights Association (İHD), we would like to state that we regard all lawyers, who especially deal with social problems and undertake defense activities by continuously taking sides with victims in Turkey, as human rights defenders. This report does not cover the conditions of lawyers who were imprisoned because of their professional activities […]

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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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