Resolution of the Human Rights Commission on Human Rights in Turkey – Bologna, 19.05.18

The General Assembly of the European Bars Federation (FBE) in Bologna 19 May 2018, which represents 250 member Bars of Europe and their 1 million member lawyers, expressed its grave concerns for the situation judges, lawyers and journalists in Turkey.

In accordance with the FBE previous and constant position we call upon an end to arbitrary arrest, detention, and prosecution of judges, lawyers and journalists.

We call for an end to the use of torture and ill treatment by state officials and the investigation of such crimes.

We demand the protection of independence of the legal and journalism professions in Turkey, and the respect for human rights of judges, lawyers and journalists.