Category: STATEMENTS

Urgent Call from Turkey’s Human Rights Organizations to the International Community

Urgent Call from Turkey’s Human Rights Organizations to the International Community

6 January 2015 With the interruption of the peace talks, the government of Turkey started, in mid-August, to implement a security policy that unlawfully restricts fundamental rights and freedoms in those cities and towns largely populated by Kurds. Since August 2015, long-term and consecutive curfews have been declared in the provinces of, and the towns attached to Şırnak, Mardin, Diyarbakır, […]

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Human Rights are Non-Negotiable, Intangible and Irrecusable Rights!

Human Rights are Non-Negotiable, Intangible and Irrecusable Rights!

10 December 2015 “To Live in Peace” is a human right and we want PEACE! Today marks the 67th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights to be adopted and advocated by the United Nations. Honour and self-value, traits that are inherent in all human beings have formed the foundation and universality of human rights. Inspired by these rights, […]

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EuroMed Rights, FIDH, Human Rights Association (İHD), Human Rights Foundation of Turkey (HRFT) and Helsinki Citizens’ Assembly strongly condemn escalating violence and serious human rights violations in Turkey

EuroMed Rights, FIDH, Human Rights Association (İHD), Human Rights Foundation of Turkey (HRFT) and Helsinki Citizens’ Assembly strongly condemn escalating violence and serious human rights violations in Turkey

Public Statement 21.09.2015                 Paris-Ankara-İstanbul (21 September 2015) – EuroMed Rights, FIDH (International Federation for Human Rights), the Human Rights Association (İHD), the Human Rights Foundation of                   Turkey (HRFT) and the Helsinki Citizens’ Assembly call on the Turkish government to immediately halt the violence and ensure that any security measure complies fully with […]

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Force Feeding of the Prisoners on Hunger Strike Cannot Be Acceptable!

Force Feeding of the Prisoners on Hunger Strike Cannot Be Acceptable!

12 August 2015 In spite of the opposition of the Israel Medical Association (IMA), the amendment “Preventing Harm Caused by Hunger Strikes” recently adopted by the Israeli Parliament opened the way to have prisoners on hunger strike to be forcibly fed by physicians. We heard with deep concern that on August 10th Palestinian prisoner Lawyer Muhammed Allan for whom the Red Cross authorities announced […]

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