Joint Statement on Roboski Massacre Decision of the ECHR

23 May 2018, Ankara – Diyarbakır Last week the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) found the application about Roboski massacre which is one of the gravest in the history of Turkey, “inadmissible” on the grounds that the domestic remedies were not exhausted. (Selahattin Encü and Others v. Turkey, no. 49976/16, 17.5.2018). With this decision, […]

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3 May 2018 Eren Keskin (1959) is a lawyer and co-president of the Human Rights Association in Turkey (İHD). Having worked on contested human rights issues for almost thirty years, Keskin has contributed to the protection of minority rights, countered violence against women, and campaigned to challenge militarism and end torture. Keskin is the founder […]

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The Netherlands Helsinki Committee announced Eren Keskin, a human rights lawyer and advocate of freedom of expression in Turkey, as the Laureate of the 2018 Helsinki Civil Society Award. On March 14, during the celebration of the 30th anniversary of the organisation, the NHC acknowledged the courageous work of human rights defenders across the OSCE […]

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TUR 002 / 0218 / OBS 016 Arbitrary arrest / Arbitrary detention / Judicial harassment Turkey February 1, 2018 The Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders, a partnership of FIDH and the World Organisation Against Torture (OMCT), requests your urgent intervention in the following situation in Turkey. Description of the situation: The Observatory […]

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Subsequent to the detention of IHD Headquarters Executive Nuray Çevirmen and Kars Branch President Ahmet Adıgüzel from their houses at night time on 22 January 2018, our Executive Council Member Hayrettin Pişkin was taken into custody in Çanakkale on 23 January 2018 and Malatya Branch Executive Mehmet Tuncel and Abuzer Yavaş together with our member Ali Dağdelen were also […]

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We will not Allow Liquidation of Human Rights Values!

9 December 2017 10 December Human Rights Day We Are Against State of Emergency, Violence and War, We Defend Right to Peace! WE WILL NOT ALLOW LIQUIDATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS VALUES! 10 December 2017 marked the 69th anniversary of the adoption and declaration of the UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights. For a world in which the grief […]

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Arrest of IHD President Öztürk Türkdoğan

9 November 2017 Today in Ankara the President of Human Rights Association (IHD), Mr Ozturk Turkdogan, was arrested by police forces together with two more executive committee members, Ms Sevim Salihoglu and Ms Derya Uysal, and one staff member, Ms Besra Varli. They were protesting against the human rights situation in Ankara and in particular […]

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URGENT APPEAL – THE OBSERVATORY  TUR 007 / 1117 / OBS 111 Arbitrary arrest / Release Turkey November 9, 2017   The Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders, a partnership of FIDH and the World Organisation Against Torture (OMCT), requests your urgent intervention in the following situation in Turkey. Description of the situation: […]

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