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.
‘‘We are all Tahir Elçi’’ was repeatedly enunciated during the commemoration of the death of Turkish lawyer Tahir Elçi. On the 28th of November 2019, Turkish lawyers, held a commemoration for their colleague Tahir Elçi in front of the courtLees verder
On 12 September 2019 lawyer Can Tombul was released after 1 year and 1,5 month of pre-trial detention. Mr Tombul is a lawyer at the Law Bureau of the Oppressed (EHB). Together with his colleagues mr Tombul represents victims andLees verder
On 12 September 2019 lawyer Veysel Ok, co-founder of the Media and Law Studies Association (MLSA) and one of the lawyers shortlisted for the 2019 L4L-award, was given a 5-months suspended sentence by the Istanbul 2nd Penal Court for insultingLees verder
In July 2019, Lawyers for Lawyers together with an international coalition of legal organisations submitted a report for the Universal Periodic Review of Turkey. The review will take place in January/February 2020. In the report the coalition highlights that the Turkish authoritiesLees verder