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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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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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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August 3 Should Be Observed as the Genocide Remembrance Day!   It has been 4 years since August 3, 2014 when the jihadist mob ISIS comitted a genocide attack against the Yazidis, one of the most ancient peoples of the Middle East, in Iraq’s Sinjar’s region and the Yazidi homeland. As the Human Rights Association […]

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Human Rights Association (İnsan Hakları Derneği, İHD) was founded on July 17, 1986 by 98 individuals. The founders included inmates’ families, intellectuals, authors, journalists, publishers, academics, lawyers, physicians, architects, engineers, and teachers. We remember our founders who have passed away with love and gratitude. İHD has been speaking out that Turkey has a democracy and […]

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Being the President of İskenderun Branch of the Human Rights Association (IHD), Coşkun Selçuk together with numerous political party and NGO members were taken into custody from their houses at dawn on 18 January 2017. No matter where, the human rights defenders have the rights to peacefully and effectively protest any kind of violation of […]

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