3 November 2018   Dear Council, distinguished guests honoring our general assembly coming in from Turkey and abroad, esteemed Saturday Mothers and Peace Mothers, dear human rights defenders,   Welcome to the 19th Ordinary General Assembly of the Human Rights Association! I salute you with respect and love on behalf of IHD. Rojbaş, hun bî […]

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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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The Text Called “Our Pledge” that Children Are Made to Recite   Significant steps toward democratization and the elimination of assimilation practices had been taken with the peace and resolution process in Turkey in 2013. One of these involved the text called “Our Pledge,” or the Student Oath, that was mandatory for primary school children […]

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IHD Observation Report on the Incidents of 24-27 September 2018 at Düzce T-Type Closed Penitentiary Institution   12 October 2018   Applications and the Formation of the Delegation   Güzel Keleş filed an application before İHD’s Adana Branch on 28 September 2018 stating that her son Selami Keleş was a convict incarcerated at Düzce T-Type […]

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