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Turkey/Switzerland: IOHR organizes int’l conference on unprecedented threat to human rights in Turkey

October 30, 2018

The International Observatory of Human Rights (IOHR) has announced that it holding an international conference on Nov. 2, 2018 in Geneva to highlight the unprecedented threat to human rights in Turkey.

In a rare gathering, families of Turkish prisoners currently behind bars, prominent Turkish journalists and lawyers living in exile and active members of civil society will come together to speak on the ongoing witch-hunt and unjustified jailing of Turkish citizens.

Outspoken members of the British, Swiss and Dutch parliaments who have been working on the Turkish crisis will talk about the lack of due process and the travesty of justice those prisoners and their families face on a daily basis.

The conference will address the role of the European Court of Justice, the United Nations and the Council of Europe in protecting citizens and pushing for legislative reforms and basic respect for human rights.

Turkey is now ranked as the worst jailer of journalists worldwide. Turkey is ranked 157th among 180 countries in the 2018 World Press Freedom Index released by Reporters Without Borders (RSF). If Turkey falls two more places, it will make it to the list of countries on the blacklist, which have the poorest record in press freedom.







India/Switzerland: Adv Deepika to attend Human Rights Session at Geneva

September 16, 2018

The International Human Rights Association of American Minorities (IHRAAM)-an ECOSOC affiliated Organization has invited Advocate Deepika Singh Rajawat to attend the 39th Session of the Human Rights Council at the Palais des Nations in Geneva, Switzerland from 10–28 September-2018.
Advocate Deepika Sing Rajawat, hailing from middle class Kashmiri Pandit family of Karihama, Kupwara, Kashmir (now settled in Jammu) is scheduled to attend, research and participate in the 39th session of the Human Rights Council on 19th of September.
It is imperative to mention herein that Deepika has been torchbearer in recent brutal rape and murder case of eight year old girl of village Rasana district Kathua.
Advocate Deepika Singh Rajawat has been conferred with Women of the Year Award by Indian Merchants Chamber of Commerce and Industry Ladies Wing, Mumbai in June 2018 at Mumbai for her contribution in women welfare initiatives. She has also been awarded with Humanitarian Award 2008 by Trinjan at festival of Mothers and Daughters at Vancouver BC Canada on June 24th 2018.
Deepika has been awarded with Women of the Centaury Award at Salute Success 2018 Thalilulam Block Panchayath Kazhimbram, Kerala on 17th June 2018 at Kochi for being a courageous woman.
Rajawat who has been working for Human Rights specially Child Rights and Women Rights since 2008, has also been awarded with Rippen Kapoor Fellowship in 2008 by Child Rights and You (CRY) for working on the Child Rights Violations in the militancy infested J&K.
She was also awarded with Sonjoy Gosh Media Fellowship by Charkha Foundation in 2008 for conducting study on the Child Rights Violations in the militancy infested areas of Jammu province.








Egypt/Day of the Endangered Lawyer: Genève le 24 janvier 2018

Les Yeux dans les Yeux

Entrevue avec Me Sandrine Giroud, présidente de la Commission des droits de l’homme du Barreau de Genève:




Day of the Endangered Lawyer/China: Genève

le 24 janvier, 2017

24 janvier 2017 – Journée des avocats en danger : focus sur la Chine Le 24 janvier 2017 se tient la Journée internationale des avocats en danger (http://dayoftheendangeredlawyer.eu/), laquelle vise notamment à rappeler que chaque année, de nombreux avocats sont emprisonnés, persécutés, voire même assassinés, pour le simple exercice légitime de leur profession. En cette journée, l’Ordre des avocats de Genève (ODA) se mobilise aux côtés de nombreuses autres associations professionnelles d’avocats pour honorer le courage de ces confrères qui remplissent au péril de leur vie les devoirs de leur profession d’assister leur client par tous les moyens appropriés pour préserver leurs droits. De Nelson Mandela à Wang Yu, avocate chinoise lauréate du Prix Ludovic Trarieux 2016, nombreux sont malheureusement les exemples de confrères persécutés pour avoir mené leur mission d’avocat. L’ODA, par sa Commission des droits de l’Homme, s’engage pour la Défense de la Défense. L’ODA a notamment mis en place un Mécanisme de Réaction Rapide dont le but est d’intervenir en faveur des avocats entravés dans l’exercice de leur fonction et d’interpeller les autorités compétentes.