Ayşe Bingöl Demir is an attorney at law based in Istanbul. During her Law study at Istanbul University between 1998 and 2002, she developed a special interest in Human Rights, Criminal and Administrative Law. She started her career in 2002 focusing on human rights cases, with a particular interest in freedom of expression, procedural and minority rights. As an active member of a lawyer working group, she represented domestically over 850 internally displaced persons before the ‘Local Damage Assessment Commissions’ and Administrative Courts. Internationally, she brought a numerous cases before the European Court of Human Rights. She has published numerous research papers in professional reviews on human rights issues and is currently running her own legal practise, collaborating with a number of NGOs in Turkey.
On 30 June 2020, a ruling-party proposed bill which aims to restructure bar associations was submitted to the Parliament in Turkey. Lawyers from Turkey organized and participated in countrywide protests against the proposed bill. The draft bill was presented toLees verder
Ebru Timtik and Aytaç Ünsal from the Progressive Lawyers Association (ÇHD) in Turkey have been on a death fast for more than 4 months. The two lawyers started their hunger strike on 3 February 2020, in protest of the longLees verder
On 24 June Lawyers for Lawyers together with 34 bar associations and lawyers’ organizations, published an advertisement in the newspapers BirGün and Yeni Yaşam to draw attention to the deteriorating situation of lawyers in Turkey. The English-language text of theLees verder
On 11 June 2020, the Law Society of England and Wales, the International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute, the European Association of Lawyers for Democracy and World Human Rights, the Turkey Human Rights Litigation Support Project, Lawyers for Lawyers andLees verder