Ramazan Demir

Ramazan Demir

Turkije

Ramazan Demir is a Turkish human rights lawyer, who has in his young career made an outstanding contribution to the promotion, protection and advancement of the human rights of all.

Since 2009, Ramazan Demir has represented, amongst others, journalists and lawyers in Turkey. Due to his valuable human rights work, Ramazan Demir has faced serious personal consequences as criminal charges have been brought against him twice, most recently in March 2016. Despite the fact that the criminal trial against him is still on-going, Ramazan Demir continues his valuable human rights work up until today.

In 2017, Ramazan Demir Ramazan received the Human Rights Award 2017 from the International Bar Association (IBA). He said about receiving this Award: “This award gives me the power and courage to carry on the struggle and step up the fight for human rights. It also shows that – despite the fact that it often feels like you are shouting into the emptiness – your voice is heard. And it convinces me that there is still hope.” Lawyers for Lawyers is proud to have nominated him for this prestigious distinction.

Ramazan Demir is one of the candidates on the shortlist of the Lawyers for Lawyers Award 2019.

Watch a video interview with Ramazan here:

 

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