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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  İHD Condemns Daily Yeni Şafak for Targeting Human Rights Defenders   7 December 2018   Daily Yeni Şafak used the phrase “PKK supporters” for Human Rights Association (İHD) Co-Chair Öztürk Türkdoğan and İHD Vice Co-Chair Gülseren Yoleri, who attended the 15th International Conference on the “European Union, Turkey, the Middle East and the Kurds” […]

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RELEASE IHD MALATYA BRANCH CHAIRPERSON GÖNÜL ÖZTÜRKOĞLU NOW IHD’s Malatya Branch Chairperson, human rights defender Gönül Öztürkoğlu was taken into custody following a raid to her home on 27 November 2018. Officials stated that the investigation was confidential. Yet we do know that continuous arrest and detention operations have still been conducted against social dissidence, […]

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IHD’s 19th Ordinary General Assembly was held on 3-4 November 2018 in Ankara.   IHD’s Honorary Co-Chair Mr. Akın Birdal served as the president of the council at the two-day general assembly. The assembly was conducted in a vibrant atmosphere thanks to IHD delegates and with the participation of Mr. Dimitris Christopoulos, the President of […]

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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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