The Federation of European Bars (FBE) with its Human Rights Commission fully supports below The International Call to the Turkish Authorities.

As you know, 28th of November marks the 5th anniversary of the killing of Tahir Elci.

The FBE joins with the international legal community with full awareness and respect to the enclosed statement.

 On behalf of the FBE Human Rights Commission,

Artur Wierzbicki

President of the Human Rights Commision of FBE




“Case concerning the killing of Tahir Elçi and lack of effective investigation into his death

 The undersigned organisations have been following recent developments in the case involving the prosecution of police officers allegedly involved in the killing of human rights lawyer Tahir Elçi in November 2015. We are concerned that the prosecution, as well as the court before which this case is being heard, fails to respect fair trial rights. We are further troubled by the Turkish authorities’ continued violation of Turkey’s international legal obligations to carry out a prompt, effective, impartial, and independent investigation into the death of one of its citizens and to ensure a fair trial by an impartial and independent tribunal for those accused of the killing of Tahir Elçi. The first hearing in this case, as described below, raises significant doubts that proceedings will be independent, impartial, and capable of establishing the facts and truth around the killing of Mr. Elçi and holding accountable those responsible for that killing, in accordance with international law binding on Turkey, as well as the 2016 United Nations (UN) Manual on the Effective Prevention and Investigation of Extra-Legal, Arbitrary and Summary Executions (Minnesota Protocol) on the Investigation of Potentially Unlawful Death.[1]

We are also concerned that the rights of the family of Tahir Elçi have not been respected during the criminal proceedings, as required by the Turkish Code of Criminal Procedure. Mr. Elçi’s family members have not been assured of their right to full and effective remedies and a fair trial, as guaranteed by Turkey’s international obligations, including access to justice and reparations as set out in the Minnesota Protocol.[2]



Tahir Elçi was a prominent figure within the international and domestic lawyers’ community. He had practiced law for around 25 years. At the time of his death, he was the President of the Diyarbakir Bar Association. He was well known for having acted for victims in a number of leading cases brought before the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) concerning, for example, the forced evictions of Kurdish villages, enforced disappearances, summary executions, and torture and ill-treatment by the security and/or state-affiliated forces. [3] Through his work on these cases, he contributed to the ECtHR’s case-law, especially on the right to life and prohibition of torture. Throughout his personal and professional life, he fought against impunity and contributed to this struggle significantly. In addition to his work before the ECtHR, he was engaged with, and in some cases was a founding member of, several prominent non-governmental organizations (NGOs), including the Human Rights Foundation of Turkey and Amnesty International Turkey. He has received several prestigious awards nationally and internationally.

On 12 October 2015, during a TV interview, he shared his views on the Kurdish issue and the end of the peace process on a national channel, CNN Turk. Following his interview, he received numerous death threats and insults through social media and telephone. Government supporters and pro-government media appeared to start a campaign of intimidation and harassment against him. A few days later, after a request from the Bakırköy Public Prosecutor, an arrest warrant was issued against him by the Bakırköy 2nd Criminal Judgeship of Peace. He was arrested and subsequently charged with an alleged offence of “propagandising for a terrorist organisation through the press,” which carries a sentence of imprisonment of up to 7.5 years. [4]

During the summer of 2015, violent clashes occurred between the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) and the Turkish state forces in south-eastern Turkey. The government adopted stringent measures affecting the lives of thousands of civilians in the region and imposed 24-hour curfews in many cities, sometimes for months on end. Tahir Elçi, amongst others, commenced legal actions against the unlawful security measures of the government and its local administrative personnel. He also advocated to address the increasingly violent situation in the region. As a part of these activities, as the president of Diyarbakir Bar Association, he helped to organise a press conference to draw attention to the damage inflicted on the cultural and historic heritage in the region during the armed clashes. The press conference took place in front of a historic minaret damaged by security operations on the morning of 28 November 2015. During this conference, an armed clash took place between two armed PKK militia members and the police, during which Tahir Elçi was shot dead. His killing was publicly denounced by the international community.[5]

Despite assurances given by the Prime Minister, Mr. Ahmet Davutoğlu, that four investigators had been assigned to the case, no independent effective investigation was carried out. Notwithstanding the fact that the police officers at the scene should have been regarded as suspects, the police themselves carried out the investigations. The current prosecution did not begin until after a London based group, Forensic Architecture, published its report on the incident in February 2019. This report concluded, after a detailed forensic investigation of the video footage of the scene at the time Mr. Elçi was killed, that three police officers were engaged in active shooting at the time of the killing and that:

“- Tahir Elçi was killed when he was struck by a single bullet fired within the time frame of 7 seconds and 12 frames (07:12), at approximately 10:55 am on 28 November 2015. 

– Neither of the two PKK members appear to have fired the fatal shot. 

– All of the shots fired in the investigative time frame have similar sonic signatures and show no auditory evidence of a long-range weapon fired from a considerably different distance. 

– Three police officers (A, C, and D) had a direct line of fire towards Elçi, and are seen discharging their weapons multiple times. Of them, police officer C is the only officer who discharges his weapon with a clear, unobstructed view towards Elçi.” [6]  

Following the publication of the Forensic Architecture report, the prosecutor was left with little choice than to indict the 3 police officers named in the report as the potential perpetrators. However, we are concerned about a number of aspects of this indictment:

  • The indictment has many serious flaws, e.g., in its determination of the events, legal classification of the acts, and sentencing request against the police officers.
  • Regarding the determination of events, it is suggested in the indictment that the situation of general chaos at the time of the shooting made it impossible to identify who fired the shot which killed Tahir Elçi. The prosecutor postulates that it was possible that one of the militants could have fired the shot and prosecutes the militant for intentional homicide. This conclusion is in direct contradiction to the findings of the Forensic Architects report which found that “none of the forty gunshots that are visible or audible during the period of the shooting (during which time multiple cameras were recording the scene) were fired by the two PKK militants. Rather, the only shots that could have been that which killed Elçi were fired by one of the three officers we identified.”[7]
  • Under the Turkish Penal Code, intentional homicide requires life-time imprisonment (Article 81) while under aggravated circumstances, it can be sentenced with aggravated life-time imprisonment (Article 82), which includes additional restrictions in prison. In cases of homicide with malice these sentences are reduced to at least 20 years imprisonment for Article 81 and life-time imprisonment for Article 82 (with Article 21(2)). In the indictment, however, the prosecution charged the 3 police officers under Article 85(1) of the Penal Code instead of Article 81 or 82 and legally classified  the acts committed as  “negligent homicide” which provides that: “Any person who causes the death of a person by negligent conduct is punished with imprisonment from two years to six years.”
  • The prosecutor requested the court to apply Article 22(3) of the Penal Code which requires that: “Where an act of person creates the legal consequence defined in the laws beyond his will, this is considered as intentional negligence; in such case, the punishment imposed for the negligent act is increased from one third to one half.” We are concerned that the prosecutor’s classification of offense on which to prosecute the police (Article 85(1) with 22(3) of the Penal Code) does not correspond with the seriousness of the offence committed and its grave consequences.

We are also concerned that due process may not be followed  forthcoming hearings of the trial of the officers and that the rights of Mr. Elçi and his family may not be respected during the proceedings. These concerns are based on several serious violations of due process that took place during the first hearing. The first hearing took place on 21 October 2020 at 10 am, before the Diyarbakir 10th Heavy Penal Court.  


The lawyers representing the Elçi family argued in their submission to the court that (inter alia):

  • Following the interview on CNN Turk, Tahir Elçi received several serious death threats. The State was under the obligation to protect him, but it failed to do so. 
  • The case file reveals that the two suspects who were affiliated with the PKK had been closely followed by the police in Diyarbakır on the day of the incident and their movements had been known to the police before the incident.
  • Neither Tahir Elçi nor other lawyers from the Diyarbakır Bar Association at the scene had been warned about a potential operation in the same area against suspects who were likely armed.
  • The security forces planned and carried out the operation against the two suspects without proper regard for the safety of the public who were present nor did they take necessary measures to mitigate potential harm to civilians. 
  • The police officers at the scene did not use their firearms carefully and diligently. They did not take necessary measures to protect the lives of the civilians around them and they did not warn people to hide for their own safety. If the planning of the operation to catch the two suspects had been done properly, Tahir Elçi still would be alive. 
  • The onsite investigation was not carried out promptly as required by the Minnesota Protocol,[8] but only 110 days after the death of Tahir Elçi (between 17 and 18 March 2016). According to the prosecution, the reason for this delay was the ongoing armed clashes in the area. The crucial evidence from the scene, including the bullet that killed Tahir Elçi, disappeared during this time. This represents a significant failure of Turkish authorities to preserve evidence and to carry out an effective, transparent, and prompt investigation into the death of Tahir Elçi as required by Turkey’s international legal obligations.
  • Other serious defects in the investigation included that the police officers who were at the scene and fired their guns were not questioned as suspects by the prosecutor until early 2020, more than four years after the killing. In addition, several apparent inconsistencies in the statements of those investigated were not adequately followed up by the prosecution. The prosecutor also refused to hear several witnesses put forward by the lawyers of Tahir Elçi’s family and did not summon the police officers who were responsible for the planning and execution of the operation and monitoring of the press conference. 
  • The video recordings from the security cameras around the scene and the MOBESSE (police security cameras in the area) were tampered with or not obtained. Several crucial recordings were either missing or the relevant parts covering the time of the killing have been deleted.
  • The expert reports the prosecutor obtained, e.g., from the forensic medicine institute, claimed that the time of the death of Mr. Elçi could not be determined and the suspects could not be identified. However, the expert reports obtained by the Elçi family’s lawyers, e.g., the report of the Forensic Architecture and a forensic medicine expert, reached a contrary conclusion on both matters. 
  • The 5-year delay in the proceeding and the arbitrary rejection of the requests of the lawyers representing the Elçi family indicate the authorities’ failure to carry out a genuine investigation in conformity  with the ECtHR’s case-law on the procedural obligations of the state with respect to the right to life.


The trial has been adjourned until 3 March 2021. However, the hearing before the Diyarbakir 10th Heavy Penal Court on 21 October 2020 was highly problematic:

  1. The court, among other requests, refused the request of the Elçi family’s lawyers to be heard at the beginning of the hearing. The court refused to allow Türkan Elçi, Tahir Elçi’s wife, to take the floor and submit her requests as the complainant. Without hearing the complainants and their request to become formal parties to the proceedings, the complainants could not question the suspect which is a right that is granted to them clearly under the Code of Criminal Procedure.
  2. The court refused to hear the accused police officers in person, instead, insisting on hearing them through SEGBIS (an official video communication system).
  3. The suspects were not visible to the family of Tahir Elçi or his lawyers, because the small screen was too far away from them to be seen. There were several technical issues making it difficult to hear the statement of the suspects, and these technical issues were not resolved by the court, even upon request of the family’s lawyers.
  4. The court refused several times to allow the lawyers to speak and submit their requests. It threatened the lawyers and Mrs. Elçi that if they insisted on speaking, they would be expelled from the courtroom by force. 

The lawyers asked the judges to recuse themselves from hearing the case based on these occurrences during the hearing. However, the court did not rule on this request. Under the rules of procedure, before moving forward with the hearing, the court should have dealt with these requests as a matter of priority. 


A Call to the Turkish Authorities

This was the first hearing in what may be a protracted trial of the police officers accused of the homicide of Tahir Elçi. We call on the Turkish authorities to ensure that:

  1. The case is heard by an independent, impartial, and competent court that is capable of establishing the facts and truth around the killing of Mr. Elçi;
  2. All future hearings comply with international standards regarding the right to a fair trial, in which the victims’ rights are also recognised;
  3. The hostile attitude from the court towards the Elçi family and their lawyers and the court’s persistent refusal to follow the rules of procedure and principles of both domestic and international law are not repeated in future hearings;
  4. The lawyers for the Elçi family are given reasonable opportunities to be heard and to make their applications in relation to the procedure and the evidence;
  5. Where submissions are refused, reasons for refusal are given in accordance with the case law of the ECtHR;
  6. Following a fair judicial procedure, those who are responsible for Mr. Elçi’s killing are held accountable and serve sentences appropriate to the gravity of the crime committed; and
  7. Elçi’s family is provided with appropriate redress for the violations they and their loved one have suffered in accordance with the international obligations of Turkey and the Minnesota Protocol.


Amsterdam Bar Association, the Netherlands

Article 19

Article 21, Italy

Bar Human Rights Committee of England and Wales, the United Kingdom

Cartoonists Rights Network International

Council of Bars and Law Societies in Europe (CCBE)

Danish PEN 

The European Association of Lawyers (AEA-EAL)

European Association of Lawyers for Democracy and World Human Rights (ELDH)

The European Bars Federation (FBE) and FBE Human Rights Commission

European Criminal Bar Association (ECBA)

Fair Trial Watch, the Netherlands

Gelderland Bar Association, the Netherlands

Geneva Bar Association, Switzerland

German Bar Association (DAV), Germany

Giuristi Democratici, Italy

The Group of International Legal Intervention (GIGI) 

The Hague Bar Association, the Netherlands

Human Rights in Practice, the Netherlands

The Institute for the Rule of Law of the International Association of Lawyers (UIA-IROL)

The International Association of People’s Lawyers (IAPL)

The International Observatory of Human Rights (IOHR)

Index on Censorship

International Association of Democratic Lawyers (IADL)

The joint Presidents of the Local Bar Associations of the Netherlands

The Law Society of England and Wales, the United Kingdom

Lawyers for Lawyers, the Netherlands

Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada, Canada

Limburg Bar Association, the Netherlands

Midden-Nederland Bar Association, the Netherlands

The National Association of Democratic Lawyers, South Africa

National Forensic Union M. G. A., Italy

National Lawyers Guild International Committee, the United States of America

Netherlands Helsinki Committee, the Netherlands

Noord-Holland Bar Association, the Netherlands

Noord-Nederland Bar Association, the Netherlands

Oost-Brabant Bar Association the Netherlands

Overijssel Bar Association, the Netherlands

Research Institute on Turkey, the United States of America

Rotterdam Bar Association, the Netherlands

Swiss Democratic Lawyers, Switzerland

Turkey Human Rights Litigation Support Project, the United Kingdom

Zeeland-West-Brabant Bar Association, the Netherlands”



[1] UN OHCHR, The Minnesota Protocol on the Investigation of Potentially Unlawful Death 2016. The Revised United Nations Manual on the Effective Prevention and Investigation of Extra-Legal, Arbitrary and Summary Executions, 2016, available at: https://www.un-ilibrary.org/human-rights-and-refugees/the-minnesota-protocol-on-the-investigation-of-potentially-unlawful-death-2016_0389ae17-en.

[2] Ibid, Para. 10.

[3] See http://hudoc.echr.coe.int/eng?i=001-61442; https://cdn.knightlab.com/libs/timeline3/latest/embed/index.html?source=1ZqhYni2bmCMKCUoO3OYe7uDcHypWmv9EALzjBPhy4O8&font=Bitter-Raleway&lang=tr&initial_zoom=2&height=650

[4] https://www.hrw.org/news/2015/10/20/turkey-rights-lawyer-faces-terrorism-probe

[5]https://www.ohchr.org/en/NewsEvents/Pages/DisplayNews.aspx?NewsID=16827&LangID=E; https://www.amnesty.org/en/latest/news/2015/11/at-the-funeral-of-tahir-elci-a-giant-in-turkeys-human-rights-movement-the-sense-of-loss-is-deafening/; https://www.hrw.org/news/2015/11/28/turkey-human-rights-lawyer-murdered; https://www.ccbe.eu/NTCdocument/HR_Letter_Turkey_Tah1_1449055818.pdf; https://lawyersforlawyers.org/en/turkey-lawyer-tahir-elci-shot-dead/;


[7] https://forensic-architecture.org/investigation/the-killing-of-tahir-elci

[8] Minnesota Protocol, supra note 1, para. 10.

FBE HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION – “Human Rights for the Planet”

On Monday 5 October 2020, the European Court of Human Rights hosted a high-level conference entitled “Human Rights for the Planet”.

Both in person and online, participants looked at the rapidly-developing case-law on environmental issues of the Strasbourg court and other international tribunals. Speakers included the President of the European Court of Human Rights, Robert Spano, the Secretary General of the Council of Europe, Marija Pejčinović Burić, and the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet.

A number of the international legal standards developed by the Council of Europe – notably including the European Convention on Human Rights, the European Social Charter and the Bern Convention on the conservation of European wildlife and natural habitats – have successfully been invoked to help make progress on environmental issues.

The European Court of Human Rights has so far ruled on some 300 environment-related cases, applying concepts such as the right to life, free speech and family life to a wide range of issues including pollution, man-made or natural disasters and access to environmental information.

The European Convention on Human Rights has also been used by campaigners at the national level to encourage governments to take further steps to tackle climate change and the degradation of the natural environment.

Successive Council of Europe presidencies, and various other parts of the organisation, have called for existing legal tools to be further strengthened in order to help European states deal with the considerable environmental challenges that we all face.


Statement by United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet
5 October 2020

„I am pleased to address this important conference.

The climate crisis, environmental degradation, biodiversity loss and pollution constitute some of humanity’s gravest challenges, contributing both directly and indirectly to human rights violations around the world.

As in the COVID-19 pandemic, the most affected are often those already in vulnerable situations. Indeed, intersecting environmental, health and socio-economic crises are reversing global development gains and placing people and planet under stress.

In the face of environmental harm and injustice, the law is one of our most effective tools to hold Governments to account, to uphold our rights and to protect human health and the Earth’s natural systems.

Consider the Council of Europe.

Neither the European Convention on Human Rights nor its Protocols bear any explicit reference to the environment.

However, the European Court of Human Rights has ruled in nearly 300 cases related to environmental harms affecting the enjoyment of a broad range of human rights, such as the right to life and rights to private and family life. 

And, for its part, the European Committee of Social Rights has found that in the European Social Charter, the right to protection of health includes the right to a healthy environment.

The fundamental role of the Courts is to deliver justice through fair and effective application of existing laws and principles that place human dignity at their heart.

If the law does not explicitly address an issue, it is both proper and right for Courts to interpret and develop it in order to deliver justice, including through the innovative application of norms and standards at hand.

Even in the absence of an explicitly recognized right to a healthy environment in the European Convention on Human Rights, judicial systems have taken steps to protect people from environmental harms.
Take climate change.

According to the United in Science 2020 report launched last month, the five-year period since the signing of the Paris Agreement will be the hottest on human record.

The increasing frequency and intensity of extreme weather events, sea level rise and glacial melt, droughts and floods, coral bleaching, oceanic dead-zones and extensive wildfires severely affect countless lives and our natural systems.

Time is running out to keep global average temperature rise to 1.5 degrees Celsius.

We need urgent and ambitious climate action.

Yet around the world, Governments are still holding back.

The response have been clear. Millions have taken to the streets in climate marches and a cascade of lawsuits around the world have demanded more ambitious climate action now.

In one such case, the Urgenda Foundation v. Netherlands, the Dutch Supreme Court drew on the jurisprudence of the European Court and found climate change posed an imminent danger to the rights to life and to private and family life.

Taking into consideration the best available science and the full spectrum of international law, the Court ordered the Government of the Netherlands to undertake substantial, specific steps to increase its climate mitigation efforts.

The application of human rights law in the Urgenda decision empowers people across the States members of the Council of Europe to demand more of their governments to address the climate crisis.

It has further energized a rights-based movement for climate action not just in the Netherlands, but around the world.

A movement demanding the recognition of a safe and stable climate as a matter of right.

I stand by it and reiterate my call for global recognition and effective implementation of the human right to a healthy environment.

According to the Special Rapporteur on human rights and the environment, more than 150 countries already recognize it, showing a growing legal and normative consensus.

The European Parliament has already called for all people in Europe to be granted the right to a healthy environment.

And three consecutive presidencies of the Council of Europe’s Committee of Ministers have called for the elaboration of a legal instrument in the area of human rights and the environment.

Whether or not formally on the books, the right to a healthy environment is, in reality, a fundamental prerequisite for the enjoyment of all other rights.

Explicit recognition will lead to more effective laws and policies and promote accountability within judicial systems for their implementation.

Adopting a new protocol to the European Convention that explicitly recognizes such a right would be a major step in the right direction.

I trust you will lead the way.

Thank you.”


FBE HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION – « Free Diyarbakir Lawyers Now »

The Federation of European Bars (FBE) with its Human Rights Commission are gravely concerned at receiving news from our colleagues in Turkey following mass arrests carried out by the Chief Public Prosecutor’s Office in Diyarbakir on 20th November 2020.

Many lawyers and representatives of civil society organizations, including ÖHD co-chair Bünyamin Şeker, were detained during house raids carried out in Amed.

We understand that computers, books and many digital materials were confiscated during the house searches.

It was stated that detentions were part of the investigation numbered 2019/63324 against the Democratic Society Congress (DTK) launched by the Diyarbakır Chief Public Prosecutor’s Office in 2019. Those detained are accused of « establishing organizations in favour of an illegal organisation. »

The names of those taken into custody in Amed today are as follows: “Lawyers Bünyamin Şeker, Abdulkadir Güleç, Eshat Aktaç, Serdar Talay, İmran Gökdere, Diyar Çetedir, Serdar Özer, Feride Laçin, Gevriye Atlı, Resul Tamur, Cemile Turhallı Balsak, Ahmet Kalpak, Devrim Barış Baran, Neşet Girasun, Sedat Aydın, Şivan Cemil Özen and Haknas Sadak, MED prisoners’ families Solidarity and Legal Aid Associations Federation (TUHAD-FED) executive Diyar Dilek Özer and federation member Leyla Ayaz, former TTB Central Council member Şehmus Gökalp, DIVES member Süleyman Okur, Bağlar Municipality Council member Panayır Çelik, HDP Diyarbakır former provincial director Ilhami Yürek, dismissed SES member Ümit Çetinkaya, HABER-SEN member Mehmet Kaçar and Haknaz Sadak.

The FBE joins with the international legal community in condemning these arrests and calls on the Diyabakir Prosecutor’s Office to release those detained without further persecution.

The independence of lawyers must be respected according to international standards.


On behalf of the FBE Human Rights Commission,

Artur Wierzbicki

President of the Human Rights Commision of FBE


Pour la seconde fois, le Barreau de Paris organise, le mercredi 2 décembre 2020, en partenariat avec la Fondation européenne des avocats et différents barreaux européens, un webinaire de formation d’une matinée consacré au droit européen de l’asile et l’immigration (séminaire TRALIM II – Training of Lawyers on the European Immigration and Asylum Law). 

Webinaire via la plateforme Zoom

Formation des avocats sur le droit européen de l’immigration et de l’asile (TRALIM II) 

Modératrice de cette formation : Marianne Lagrue, avocate au barreau de Paris, membre du Conseil de l’Ordre

09:00 – 09:15 – Propos introductifs 
• Accueil par Martin Pradel, secrétaire de la commission internationale de l’Ordre des avocats de Paris
• Présentation du projet TRALIM par Vasileios Stathopoulos, chef de projet, Fondation européenne des avocats 

09:15 – 09 :45 – Cadre légal de l’Union européenne en matière de droit d’asile et d’immigration 
Catherine Teule, vice-présidente d’EuroMed Droits 

09:45 – 10:30 – Les systèmes légaux du droit d’asile et de l’immigration en Italie et en Grèce – comparaison avec le système français 
Alessio Sangiorgi, avocat au Barreau de Rome  Ioannis
Alavanos, avocat au Barreau d’Athènes 

10:30– 11:00 – Vers un nouveau pacte européen du droit de l’asile et de l’immigration 
Représentant de la DG Migration et Affaires intérieures, Commission européenne  

11:00– 11:15 – Questions/Réponses

11:15– 12:00 – Dernier état des lieux et évolution de la jurisprudence de la Cour nationale du droit d’asile et du Conseil constitutionnel en matière d’asile et d’immigration 
Marianne Lagrue, avocate au Barreau de Paris, membre du Conseil de l’Ordre 

12:00 – 12:45 – Quelles conditions matérielles d’accueil et quelles pratiques des préfectures aujourd’hui ? 
Miriana Milich, Avocate au Barreau de Paris
Intervenant en attente 

12:45– 13:00 – Questions/Réponses

4 heures validées au titre de la formation professionnelle des avocats. Les 4h de Formation Continue Obligatoire seront validées à partir d’une durée de connexion égale ou supérieure à 3h30.

Pour toute information, merci de contacter : 
Aurélia Huot – ahuot@avocatparis.org (01 44 32 47 37)
riane Baux – abaux@avocatparis.org (01 44 32 48 15).

Je m’inscris

Journée européenne des avocats – 25 octobre 2020 – Continuité de la justice et respect des droits humains en temps de pandémie

La Journée européenne des avocats célèbre le rôle essentiel que les avocats jouent en tant qu’acteurs du système judiciaire ainsi que leur contribution à la protection de l’état de droit. La Journée européenne des avocats existe
depuis 2014. Les avocats défendent l’état de droit en agissant contre les situations illégales et en défendant les droits des citoyens. L’état de droit est, avec les droits humains, une pierre angulaire de la démocratie européenne.

ICLR 2020 Virtual Conference, 26 – 30 October, 2020

This year’s ICLR 2020 registration entitles you to a week-long virtual experience, with the ability to participate in eighteen substantive sessions and a number of fun and educational networking opportunities. We have a phenomenal line-up of international speakers that will not disappoint. View the ICLR 2020 website for all the meeting details, including the session information and speaker bios, and to register.

Congrès virtuel UIA du 28 Octobre au 30 Octobre 2020

L’UIA vous emmène faire le tour du monde du droit en trois jours: un voyage instructif et enrichissant à ne pas manquer !

Connectez-vous à la communauté juridique mondiale, développez votre réseau et renforcez vos connaissances sur les questions juridiques actuelles – le tout sans quitter votre domicile ou votre bureau, où que vous soyez dans le monde !

Notre congrès virtuel se tiendra en ligne les 28, 29 et 30 octobre, dans plusieurs salles de conférence virtuelles qui remplaceront – et surpasseront – notre centre de congrès habituel.



• Conseils pratiques et discussions en direct animées par d’éminents experts couvrant un large éventail de sujets juridiques
• Cérémonies d’ouverture et de clôture
• Événements sociaux, réunions et opportunités de networking
• Accès aux sessions en vidéo à la demande pendant et après le congrès



L’UIA aura son propre centre de congrès virtuel ! La plateforme du congrès est idéale pour les présentations formelles et les conversations informelles entre confrères grâce à une variété de technologies : webinaires, groupes de discussion et chat interactif. Les partenaires du congrès seront disponibles pour interagir directement avec les participants dans notre salle d’exposition virtuelle. Votre mallette virtuelle vous permettra de sauvegarder toutes les informations et ressources que vous avez trouvées intéressantes dans un espace facilement accessible.

Pour la programmation en direct du congrès virtuel UIA 2020, tous les horaires sont indiqués à l’heure d’Europe centrale – CET (Paris). Certains événements ne conviennent pas à votre fuseau horaire ? Pas de soucis ! Bien que le contenu soit diffusé en direct, nous enregistrerons également toutes les sessions et les mettrons à la disposition des participants afin que vous ne manquiez rien quel que soit votre emplacement !

Webinaire en ligne le jeudi 1er octobre 2020 de 10h à 13h

Nous sommes heureux de vous informer que nous organiserons un webinaire en ligne le jeudi 1er octobre 2020 de 10H à 13H qui se concentrera sur la situation actuelle de la profession juridique en Turquie.

Si vous avez des points urgents que vous souhaiteriez voir figurer à l’ordre du jour, nous vous remercions de bien vouloir nous les adresser au plus tard le lundi 21 septembre prochain.

La Fédération des Barreaux d’Europe propose à tous les Barreaux d’Europe d’organiser une minute de silence en honneur à notre Consœur Ebru Timtik le 7 septembre à 12 heures

À la suite de la mort de notre consœur Ebru Timtik en détention en Turquie et l’hospitalisation en état critique de notre consœur Nasrin SOTOUDEH en Iran, La Fédération des Barreaux d’Europe propose à tous les Barreaux d’Europe d’organiser une minute de silence en honneur à nos consœurs, le 7 septembre à 12 heures.

En annexe vous trouverez un texte qui pourrait être lu préalablement. 

Cela marquera la solidarité de tous les Barreaux européens avec la cause de la défense de la liberté et l’indépendance des avocats.

N’hésitez-pas à en parler dans la presse.