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IBAHRI statements on Turkey and Poland at the 38th Session of the Human Rights Council IBAHRI statements on Turkey and Poland at the 38th Session of the Human Rights Council

On 25 June 2018, the International Bar Association's Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) delivered an oral statement at the 38th Session of the Human Rights Council on behalf of five other organisations to address the situation of the legal profession in Turkey and Poland.
The statement focused on the widespread human rights violations against lawyers in Turkey since the attempted coup in July 2016, and the ongoing ‘state-led campaign of intimidation and harassment’ against judges in Poland.

Wednesday, 27 June 2018 Thursday, 28 June 2018
State of emergency and attacks to the legal profession in Turkey State of emergency and attacks to the legal profession in Turkey

Thursday 21 June 2018 - watch event video here. Panelists shared their analysis on the impact of the state of emergency on the rule of law and the ongoing obstacles faced by the legal profession in Turkey since the failed coup in 2016. They also discussed Turkey’s derogations from its international and regional human rights obligations, as well as the response of regional and international human rights mechanisms to this situation.

Wednesday, 13 June 2018 Wednesday, 27 June 2018
Turkey Turkey

Details of the IBAHRI's activities in Turkey.

Tuesday, 10 June 2008 Friday, 29 June 2018
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Regulations on the employment of women workers in Turkey Regulations on the employment of women workers in Turkey

Regulations on the employment of women workers in Turkey

Tuesday, 21 April 2009 Tuesday, 9 June 2009
Turkey combating torture training, 2004 Turkey combating torture training, 2004

The IBAHRI received funding from the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) to run a series of workshops to promote the manual 'Combating Torture: A Manual for Judges and Prosecutors' in Ankara in 2004.

Wednesday, 28 January 2004 Monday, 28 January 2013
Legal profession ‘under attack’ in Turkey Legal profession ‘under attack’ in Turkey

The arrest of over 40 lawyers on 11 June during the protests in Turkey was the culmination of years of worsening harassment of the legal profession, IBA Global Insight has been told. The arrests were made after a group of lawyers staged a sit-in in the Çaglayan Courthouse, Istanbul, in solidarity with the demonstrations that have erupted across the country over recent weeks. Some of the group were removed by force, arrested and detained for several hours before being released.

Thursday, 20 June 2013 Thursday, 27 June 2013
Annulment of controversial provisions in Turkey’s judicial reform law, welcomed by IBAHRI  Annulment of controversial provisions in Turkey’s judicial reform law, welcomed by IBAHRI

News release: 25 April 2014 - The International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) welcomes the recent decision by the Constitutional Court of Turkey to overturn controversial provisions of a judicial reform law enacted earlier this year tightening government control of the judiciary and consequently violating the principle of the separation of powers.

Friday, 25 April 2014 Friday, 25 April 2014
Turkey Trial Observation, the 'KCK lawyers', 2012 - ongoing   Turkey Trial Observation, the 'KCK lawyers', 2012 - ongoing

In 2013 the IBAHRI continued its trial observation of a large body of Turkish lawyers who are accused of being members
of the unlawful organisation Kurdish Communities Union (KCK), said to be the political wing of the proscribed terrorist
organisation, the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK). The charges against the lawyers stem from their involvement with
the case of imprisoned PKK leader Abdullah Ocalan...

Saturday, 12 May 2012 Monday, 12 May 2014
Turkey Trial Observation, Members of the Istanbul Bar Association, 2013 - 2014 Turkey Trial Observation, Members of the Istanbul Bar Association, 2013 - 2014

The IBAHRI observed the trial of ten Turkish lawyers who are board members of the Istanbul Bar Association, including Umit Kocasakal, President of the Istanbul Bar Association. The lawyers have been charged due to their involvement in the ‘Operation Sledgehammer’ military coup case. The ten lawyers represented the defendants in this case in April 2012, after the original defence counsel abstained from a hearing in protest at the perceived lack of adherence to fair trial processes...

Wednesday, 12 February 2014 Friday, 1 May 2015
Turkey: Tahir Elci death must be investigated amid questions over rule of law  Turkey: Tahir Elci death must be investigated amid questions over rule of law

Ongoing obscurity surrounding the death of a prominent human rights lawyer in Turkey in November continues to raise questions about the country’s ability to uphold the rule of law. A Kurdish lawyer and chairman of the Diyarbakir Bar Association, Tahir Elci was shot dead on November 28 during a press conference in Turkey’s south-eastern city of Diyarbakir. He had been making an appeal for peace in the city, which has been the scene of months of violent clashes.

Wednesday, 2 March 2016 Thursday, 3 March 2016
IBAHRI condemns mass removal of judges following attempted coup in Turkey IBAHRI condemns mass removal of judges following attempted coup in Turkey

News Release: Wednesday 20 July 2016. The International Bar Association's Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) is extremely concerned by the sudden dismissal of more than 2,500 judges and prosecutors in Turkey, following an attempted coup d'état in the country on Friday 15 July. The IBAHRI calls on Turkey to respect its international obligations, avoid undue mass targeting of state institutions such as the judiciary, and ensure that a transparent investigation is carried out to identify those responsible...

Wednesday, 20 July 2016 Thursday, 1 September 2016
IBA calls for end to dismantling of judiciary,  and reinstatement of judges in Turkey IBA calls for end to dismantling of judiciary, and reinstatement of judges in Turkey

News Release: Wednesday 27 July 2016. The dismantling and restructuring of Turkey’s judiciary by the country’s President, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, is in direct contravention of international legal norms and principles, as well as Article 138 of the Constitution of the Republic of Turkey, and must end, states the International Bar Association (IBA).

Wednesday, 27 July 2016 Thursday, 28 July 2016
IBA condemns brutal attacks on Pakistan’s legal profession IBA condemns brutal attacks on Pakistan’s legal profession

News Release: Wednesday 27 August 2016. The slaying of Bilal Anwar Kasi, President of the Balochistan Bar Association, and the targeted mass murder of lawyers gathered at Sandeman Civil Hospital in Quetta, Pakistan, on Monday 8 August to mourn their colleague’s death, are condemned outright by the International Bar Association (IBA).

Wednesday, 10 August 2016 Thursday, 11 August 2016
IBAHRI statements on Turkey at the 37th Session of the Human Rights Council IBAHRI statements on Turkey at the 37th Session of the Human Rights Council

On 1 March, on behalf of the IBAHRI and five other organisations, the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) delivered an oral statement at the Human Rights Council’s 37th session. In the statement, the ICJ urged the Council to address the attack on lawyers and threats to the independence of the legal profession around the world with a particular emphasis China, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan and Turkey as examples of where such attacks had occurred.

Tuesday, 6 March 2018 Wednesday, 21 March 2018
IBAHRI and other lawyers' associations issue open letter to Turkish authorities to mark Day of the Lawyer in Turkey IBAHRI and other lawyers' associations issue open letter to Turkish authorities to mark Day of the Lawyer in Turkey

The Bar Council of England and Wales, the Bar Human Rights Committee of England and Wales (BHRC), the International Association of Lawyers (UIA), the International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI), and the Law Society of England and Wales have sent an open letter to Turkish authorities raising concerns over the rising number of cases of human rights violations against lawyers in Turkey.

Thursday, 5 April 2018 Thursday, 5 April 2018
Joint statement on the situation of Mustafa Aydin Joint statement on the situation of Mustafa Aydin

June 2018: The International Bar Association's Human Rights Institute, in partnership with five organisations, released a joint statement on the situation of Mustafa Aydin, a lawyer from Istanbul. Mr Aydin was arrested on 16 August 2016 and was in pre-trial detention for almost two years. He was charged with being a member of an armed terrorist organisation for legally representing a police officer investigating accusations of bribery and money laundering against members of the AKP.

Friday, 29 June 2018 Friday, 29 June 2018
Challenges to the Independence of the Legal Profession under the State of Emergency in Turkey - Advocacy Factsheet Challenges to the Independence of the Legal Profession under the State of Emergency in Turkey - Advocacy Factsheet

From 18 - 22 June 2018, the International Bar Association's Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) and the Law Society of England and Wales hosted a delegation of Turkish Lawyers during the 38th session of the Human Rights Council. The week’s activities included a training on UN Human Rights Mechanisms, several meetings with UN representatives, NGOs and State missions, as well as a side event on the situation of the legal profession in Turkey.

Friday, 6 July 2018 Friday, 6 July 2018
Joint submission to the UN Special Rapporteur on the Independence of Judges and Lawyers on the Legal Profession in Turkey Joint submission to the UN Special Rapporteur on the Independence of Judges and Lawyers on the Legal Profession in Turkey

On 18 September 2018, the International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI), in collaboration with the Bar Human Rights Committee of England and Wales and the Law Society of England and Wales, presented a joint submission to the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Independence of Judges and Lawyers on international law breaches concerning the independence of the legal profession in Turkey.

Thursday, 27 September 2018 Monday, 15 October 2018