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Italy/Turkey: Giornata internazionale degli avvocati in pericolo (Roma)

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24 gennaio 2019
Roma , via de Governo Vecchio, 3 – CNF – Sala Aurora

 

  Giornata internazionale degli Avvocati in pericolo

CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE FORENSE

Giovedì 24 gennaio 2019

ore 14,30

via del Governo Vecchio, 3

Saluti

Andrea Mascherin, Presidente del CNF

Introduzione lavori

Francesco Caia, Coordinatore della Commissione diritti umani del CNF

Intervento

Benan Molu, avvocata in Turchia, specializzata in diritto internazionale

Presentazione del Manuale “La Difesa dei diritti umani”

Roberto Giovene di Girasole, Commissione dir. internaz./Mediterraneo del CNF

Barbara Spinelli, Giuristi democratici/ELHD.

La giornata dell’avvocato in pericolo celebra l’indipendenza della professione legale e promuove la solidarietà per gli avvocati, a livello mondiale, che continuano ad esercitare i propri doveri malgrado enormi pressioni ed interferenze esterne. Quest’anno la giornata si occuperà della professione legale in Turchia.

https://www.consiglionazionaleforense.it/web/cnf-calendario/-/496122?fbclid=IwAR2J5DjM5I_aEeKOeEqph24E7YZpFFi6MDlhFdYmCElImKMnE4HxDYo59i4

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https://eldh.eu/en/2018/11/22/day-of-the-endangered-lawyer-2019/

Updated Report: Incarceration of Turkish Lawyers | Unjust Arrests and Convictions (2016-2018)

#DayoftheEndangeredLawyer

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Turkey: Human Rights Watch WORLD REPORT 2019

January 17, 2019

World’s Autocrats Face Rising Resistance

Parliamentary and presidential elections in Turkey in June 2018 saw President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan re-elected president and the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) retain control of parliament through a coalition.

The June 2018 election campaign took place under a state of emergency imposed after the July 2016 attempted military coup and in a climate of media censorship and repression of perceived government enemies and critics that persisted throughout the year, with many journalists as well as parliamentarians and the presidential candidate from the pro-Kurdish opposition in jail.

The election brought into force the presidential system of governance agreed in a 2017 referendum. The system lacks sufficient checks and balances against abuse of executive power, greatly diminishes the powers of parliament and consolidates presidential control over most judicial appointments.

In January 2018, Turkey launched a military offensive on the northwest Syrian Kurdish-populated district of Afrin and at time of writing continued to control the territory (see Syria chapter for further information).

State of Emergency and After

The two-year state of emergency formally lapsed in July but was replaced with new counterterrorism legislation, approved by parliament in August. The legislation contains many measures similar to the extraordinary powers the authorities enjoyed under emergency rule. They include widening already broad powers of appointed provincial governors to restrict assemblies and movement; executive authority for three years to dismiss public officials, including judges, by administrative decision; and increased police powers including custody periods extendable for up to 12 days.

Human Rights Defenders

After more than 13 months behind bars, in August an Izmir court released Amnesty International Turkey’s honorary chair Taner Kılıç from prison. He remains on trial on bogus terrorism membership charges, together with eight other prominent defenders from Turkey and two foreign nationals working on human rights arrested in July 2017 and later bailed.

Human rights lawyers are among over 1,500 lawyers on trial on terrorism charges at time of writing. Their cases underscore the dramatic erosion of defendants’ rights and due process in Turkey. In September, an Istanbul court released on bail 17 lawyers who had spent up to a year in pretrial detention for membership of an armed leftist group, but reversed its own decision a day later, ordering the rearrest of 12 of them. At time of writing their case was ongoing.

https://www.hrw.org/world-report/2019/country-chapters/turkey

http://www.aeud.org/2019/01/day-of-the-endangered-lawyer-turkey/?fbclid=IwAR0iTcyfi9XmRP1sZBnuKUaV1lOpKAeQq6FUjBg9-3w2GS06t-_vdTF2Hk0#.XECbzh7laPo.facebook

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https://eldh.eu/en/2018/11/22/day-of-the-endangered-lawyer-2019/

Updated Report: Incarceration of Turkish Lawyers | Unjust Arrests and Convictions (2016-2018)

https://www.hrw.org/tr/world-report/2019/country-chapters/325436 (TURKCE)

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Austria/Turkey: PRESSEKONFERENZ: Solidarität mit Rechtsanwälten*innen sowie Richtern*innen in der Türkei – Plattform Rechtsstaat

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Donnerstag, 24. Jänner 2019, 10.00 Uhr, Österreichischer Journalisten Club – ÖJC, Vienna International Press Center, Blutgasse 3, 1010 Wien

Wien (OTS) – Der weltweite Solidaritätstag für verfolgte Anwälte*innen am 24. Jänner (Day of the Endangered Lawyer) ist dieses Jahr der TÜRKEI gewidmet.

Der Grund für die Verfolgung so vieler türkischer Anwälte*innen liegt in der Ausübung anwaltlicher Tätigkeit zur Verteidigung der Menschenrechte und Sicherstellung eines fairen Verfahrens. Dies schürt ein Klima der Angst und führt zum Zusammenbruch der Rechtsstaatlichkeit in der Türkei.

So befanden sich – laut Bericht des UN-Hochkommissars für Menschenrechte – schon Ende 2017 rund 570 Rechtsanwälte*innen in Haft, 1480 standen unter strafrechtlicher Verfolgung und 79 waren bereits zu langjährigen Freiheitsstrafen verurteilt.

Moderation: Fred TURNHEIM, ÖJC-Präsident
Referent*innen:

https://www.ots.at/presseaussendung/OTS_20190116_OTS0035/pressekonferenz-solidaritaet-mit-rechtsanwaelteninnen-sowie-richterninnen-in-der-tuerkei-plattform-rechtsstaat

https://www.ots.at/a/TEROTS_20190124_667497435_0

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https://eldh.eu/en/2018/11/22/day-of-the-endangered-lawyer-2019/

Updated Report: Incarceration of Turkish Lawyers | Unjust Arrests and Convictions (2016-2018)

https://www.rechtsanwaelte.at/en/

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Germany/Turkey: Day of the Endangered Lawyer (Berlin)

January 15, 2019

https://www.facebook.com/events/2291856304170721/

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https://eldh.eu/en/2018/11/22/day-of-the-endangered-lawyer-2019/

Updated Report: Incarceration of Turkish Lawyers | Unjust Arrests and Convictions (2016-2018)

https://anwaltverein.de/de/newsroom/dav-conference-report (DEUTSCH)

https://anwaltverein.de/de/ (DEUTSCH)

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Turkey: Day of the Endangered Lawyer (Istanbul)

13/01/19

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24 Ocak Tehlikedeki Avukatlar Günü, Avrupa Demokrat Avukatlar Birliği (AED) ve Dünyada İnsan Hakları ve Demokrasi İçin Avrupalı Avukatlar Birliği (ELDH) ile Avrupa Barosu İnsan Hakları Enstitüsü (İDHAE) tarafından avukatların meslek yaşamlarında karşılaştıkları baskı ve tehlikelere dikkat çekmek amacıyla organize edilen bir gündür.

Bu yıl Türkiye’de avukatlık yapan avukatlara ithaf edilmiştir.

Mesleki faaliyetleri nedeniyle tutuklanan ve mesleki faaliyetleri nedeniyle ceza alan meslektaşlarımıza destek olmak için 24 Ocak’ta İstanbul Barosu önünde hem açıklama yapılacak olup hem de yargının kurucu unsuru olan savunma makamının haklı mücadelesinin devam edeceği kamuoyu İle paylaşılacaktır.

(Facebook, 13/01/19)

Selçuk Kozağaçlı’dan selam var herkese…

24 Ocak Tehlikedeki Avukatlar Günü ve bu günün Türkiye’ye ithaf edilmesi nedeniyle baro başkanımız Mehmet Durakoğlu tarafından bütün barolara baro başkanları toplantısında yapılan çağrıyı,meslektaşlarının o gün için ve sonrasında planladıkları eylemleri ilettim dün.

“Yalnız değilsiniz ve bu içi boş bir slogan değildir, asla yalnız kalmayacaksınız ve bu bir şarkı sözü değildir.Biz sizin sesiniz olmaya devam edeceğiz ne olursa olsun.” dedim kısaca…

Kendisi ya da tutuklu arkadaşları için değil, avukatlık mesleğinin onuru ve geleceği için endişeli Selçuk…Daha onlarca yıl avukatlık yapacak genç meslektaşlarımız için endişeli, bizler için ve bizlere de yönelebilecek saldırılar için endişeli. Onun ve diğer arkadaşlarımızın derdi kendileri olmadığı için tutsaklar ya zaten. “Biz işimize bakalım,gerisinden bize ne ” demedikleri için…

Şimdi sıra bizde, onlar için mücadele etme sırası biz meslektaşlarında…Tıpkı onların bu ülkenin her yerindeki haksızlıklar ve hukuksuzluklar karşısında yiğitçe durduğu gibi, biz de onlara siper olacağız.

(Facebook, 14/01/19)

N.B.: On January 24, 2019 a protest will be held in front of the Istanbul Bar to support lawyers who have been arrested and to show solidarity with them.

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https://eldh.eu/en/2018/11/22/day-of-the-endangered-lawyer-2019/

Updated Report: Incarceration of Turkish Lawyers | Unjust Arrests and Convictions (2016-2018)

#DayoftheEndangeredLawyer

 

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Spain/Turkey: Dia del Abogado Amenazado (Madrid)

11/01/19

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Un año más, celebramos el Día del Abogado Amenazado para visibilizar las amenazas, asesinatos, hostigamientos y ataques que nuestros compañeros y compañeras de profesión sufren en todo el mundo por defender los derechos de la ciudadanía.

Una campaña de Avocats Européens Démocratescon el apoyo de la Fundación del Consejo General de la Abogacía Española y numerosos colegios de abogados de toda Europa.

Este año lo dedicaremos a Turquía. El informe sobre la situación de nuestros colegas turcos/as lo puedes leer/descargar aquí: http://ala.org.es/dia-del-abogado-amenazado-2019-turquia/

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UK/Turkey: Day of the Endangered Lawyer: 24 January 2019 (London)

January 10, 2019

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Please join us at the Turkish Embassy at 12:00pm on 24 January 2019 for the Day of the Endangered Lawyer protest.

The Day  of  the  Endangered  Lawyer  is  the  day  on  which  we  turn  the  spotlight  on lawyers  all  over  the  world  who  are  being  harassed,  silenced,  pressured,  threatened, persecuted,  tortured.    Murders  and  enforced  disappearances  as  well  are  not  out  of  the ordinary.  The  only  reason  for  these  outrages  is  the  fact  that  these  lawyers  are  doing  their job, and  fulfilling their  professional  obligations, when  they  are  needed  the  most.

The  24th  of  January  was  chosen  to  be  the  annual  International  Day  of  the Endangered  Lawyer  because  on  this  day  in  1977  four  labour  rights  lawyers  and  a coworker  were  murdered  at  their  office  address  at  Calle  Atocha  55  in  Madrid.  This  is known as  the  Massacre  of  Atocha.

The  International  Day  of  the  Endangered  Lawyer  aims,  on  the  one  hand,  to  create awareness  that  the  practice  of  the  legal  profession  in  many  countries  involves  significant risks,  including  that  of  being  murdered,  but  it  aims  as  well  at  denouncing  the  situation  in a  particular  country,  where  lawyers  are  victims  of  serious  violations  of  their  fundamental rights  because  they  exercise  their  profession.

http://www.haldane.org/news/2019/1/10/day-of-the-endangered-lawyer-24-january-2019?fbclid=IwAR3-urpaW4MqLYEZa_E_xBSE8FXkf1TW3hvHILBy2PPKQjpNUBRTO7Afi0g

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https://eldh.eu/en/2018/11/22/day-of-the-endangered-lawyer-2019/

Updated Report: Incarceration of Turkish Lawyers | Unjust Arrests and Convictions (2016-2018)

https://masslawyersweekly.com/2019/01/10/honoring-our-brave-colleagues-on-endangered-lawyer-day/

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