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 this day, 5 April 2021 – celebrated as ‘Lawyers’ Day in Turkey – Lawyers for Lawyers takes the opportunity to strongly condemn the on-going crackdown against lawyers in Turkey. In spite of a Human Rights Action Plan, that wasLees verder
Lawyer and human rights defender Öztürk Türkdoğan was arrested during a police raid on his home in Ankara on the 19th of March 2021. While Öztürk Türkdoğan was released on the same day under judicial control, the charges against himLees verder
Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada and Lawyers for Lawyers delivered an oral statement during the interactive dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms while countering terrorism, on the overbroad anti-terrorism laws used toLees verder
Lawyers for Lawyers, together with 47 other lawyers’ and human rights organisations wrote a letter to the United Nations (UN) special mandate holders on the killing of human rights lawyer Tahir Elçi on 28 November 2015 and the lack ofLees verder