Ali Yildiz is a lawyer from Turkey who held office in Ankara. He was also a member of the Law and Life Association, providing scholarship to students and doing projects on international human rights.
In 2016, while based in Europe, Ali Yildiz established the Arrested Lawyers Initiative, a lawyers initiative with the aim of protecting colleague lawyers from Turkey who are facing threats, arrests and prosecution. The Arrested Lawyers Initiative worked in cooperation with the International Bar Association Human Rights Committee, the CCBE, the Law Society of England and Wales, the Bar Human Rights Committee (BHRC) and many more Bars around Europe including Italy’s CNF, France’s CNB, Norway’s Advokatforeningen. The initiative also worked together with Lawyers organizations, such as Lawyers for Lawyers and the Endangered Lawyers.
The Arrested Lawyers Initiative provides information about the current situation of lawyers in Turkey on an ongoing basis. Reference to this information was made in documents of the United Nations and the United States Secretary of State.
Besides his work for the Arrested Lawyers Initiative, Ali Yildiz is currently studying European and International Law at the Vrije Universiteit Brussels.
Ali Yıldız is one of the candidates on the shortlist of the Lawyers for Lawyers Award 2019.
In a letter to the Turkish authorities Lawyers for Lawyers, together with the Law Society of England and Wales, the Bar Human Rights Committee of England and Wales, the Council of Bars and Law Societies of Europe, the Bar CouncilLees verder
Today lawyers from various law firms and bar associations in the Netherlands observed a minute of silence to commemorate lawyer Ebru Timtik. Ebru Timtik passed away on 27 August 2020 after a hunger strike of 238 days, which she startedLees verder
De Amsterdamse Orde van Advocaten roept samen met de Federatie van Europese Balies (FBE) en Lawyers for Lawyers (L4L) advocaten op tot het herdenken van de Turkse advocate Ebru Timtik. Wij zullen deze minuut stilte in acht nemen op maandagLees verder