Join statement on the occasion of the first International Fair Trial Day and Ebru Timtik Award
Today, 14 June 2021, marks the inaugural International Fair Trial Day (IFTD) which will be observed for the first time worldwide. The focus country of the IFTD this year is Turkey, a country that is and has been suffering for many years, from systemic human rights violations and a serious lack of fair trial standards.
On the occasion of the IFTD, drawing attention to the deteriorating situation in the country, Lawyers for Lawyers has co-signed a statement, in which the undersigned organisations call upon the Turkish authorities to take the necessary steps urgently to instate the right to a fair trial in Turkey and to create an environment under which these fundamental procedural rights can effectively be protected. The undersigned organisations also call upon the international community to increase their efforts to draw attention to the situation in Turkey with a particular focus on the issues around the fair trial principles. Read the full statement here.
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