İHD November-December 2020 Digest




05.11.2020: İHD issued a special report on enforced statements, interviews, informant-making attempts and abductions through coercion and threats in Turkey in 2020.


19.11.2020: İHD’s Central Prisons Commission issued a press release on prisons and the right to life during the pandemic.


20.11.2020: İHD’s Children’s Rights Commission issued a statement on the occasion of 20 November World Chidren’s Day.


20.11.2020: İHD and Association for Monitoring Equal Rights, Rights Initiative Association, Human Rights Agenda Association, Human Rights Foundation of Turkey and Citizens’ Assembly issued a joint statemet calling fort he release of all arrested rights defenders, lawyers and CSO representatives.


25.11.2020: İHD’s Central Women’s Commission issued a statement on the occasion of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against women.


25.11.2020: İHD and the Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders published a report on freedom of assembly in Turkey with a specific focus on women’s right to freedom of assembly.


04.12.2020: İHD’s Children’s Rights Commission issued a statement condemning the killing of a 16-year-old child.


10.12.2020: İHD and HRFT released their annual assessment on the occasion of 10 December Human Rights Day.


17.12.2020: EuroMed Rights and other rights organizations, including İHD, released a joint statement on the new Kavala hearing.


18.12.2020: İHD’s Economic and Social Rights Commission, in collaboration with Dr. Nail Dertli, released a special report on economic and social rights during the COVID-19 pandemic.


22.12.2020: İHD, HRFT, Human Rights Agenda Association, Rights Initiative Association, Citizens’ Assembly, Association for Monitoring Equal Rights, and Amnesty International Turkey released a joint statement on the bill for the “Prevention of the Financing of the Proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction” underlining that the proposed bill violated both the Constitution and the right to freedom of association.