Day of Endangered Lawyers
Every year on 24th of January the Day of the Endangered Lawyer is observed. This tradition started in 1977 when four attorneys in Madrid were murdered in an incident known as the “Massacre of Atocha”. This year, the entire community of lawyers concentrates on Turkey due to the recent widespread arrests, detentions and dismissals of members of the legal profession in that country. We demonstrate our support for harassed, silenced, pressured, threatened, persecuted, tortured, disappeared and/or murdered legal professionals in Turkey. We admire and honor our colleagues who fight for human rights. We also express the solidarity with all endangered lawyers not only in Turkey but beyond as well. We are seriously concerned at the current situation of lawyers in many countries where fundamental rights and standards are not observed and lawyers are harassed and persecuted or even tortured. It constitutes the manifest breach of the rules which are fundamental in the democratic countries.
Dear Colleagues and Friends,
The second half of this year was very intensive for the AEA-EAL, both scientific and boosting our networking activity. We have also intensive plans for the 2019. read more…