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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In the early hours of the morning on 16 November 2018, the Dean of Bilgi University’s Law School Prof. Dr. Turgut Tarhanlı, Prof. Dr. Betül Tanbay of Boğaziçi University, producer and author Çiğdem Mater, and Anadolu Kültür Association staff were taken into custody following raids into their homes. No information could be obtained earlier other […]

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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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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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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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İHD’s 19th Ordinary General Assembly will convene with the below-mentioned agenda on 3-4 November 2018 at Hacı Bektaş Veli Anadolu Kültür Foundation Headquarters Conference Hall located in Sokullu Mehmet Paşa Street, İğde Road No: 24 Dikmen-Çankaya/Ankara.   İHD respectfully announces to its delegates and the public.   AGENDA   Opening remarks and a moment of […]

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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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