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Open letter: Five years after the EU-Turkey Statement, European Civil Society demands an end to containment and deterrence at the EU’s External Borders The 18th of March 2021 will mark five years since the announcement of the “EU-Turkey…
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To the attention of: Mr Josep Borrell Fontelles EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy/ Vice-President European External Action Service (EEAS) Ministers of Foreign Affairs of EU Member States Brussels, 16 March 2021…
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Pursuant to Rule 9.2 of the Committee of Ministers’ Rules for the Supervision of the Execution of Judgments, Additional Observations on the Implementation of Kavala v. Turkey (Application no. 28749/18) final judgment

DGI - Directorate General of Human Rights and Rule of Law   Department for the Execution of Judgments of the ECHR  F-67075 Strasbourg Cedex France   E-mail: dgI-execution@coe.int   Sent by email   2 November 2020…
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20 November 2019 BBC Panorama / Sunday Times investigation  We write to you following the BBC Panorama and Sunday Times joint investigation which found evidence the Ministry of Defence and some elements within the Armed Forces have…
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Re: Protecting Human Rights in Australia’s Foreign Policy

Dear Minister Payne, Congratulations on your reappointment as foreign minister. Human Rights Watch looks forward to working with you to make protection of human rights a strong pillar of Australia’s foreign policy. We attach a…
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Mr Abdulhamit Gül Minister of Justice Ministry of Justice Ankara     Dear Minister Gül, Human Rights Watch is writing to ask you to ensure the urgent and effective investigation of the…
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We are dismayed and appalled by the arrest and detention of ten human rights defenders by the Turkish government, now facing investigation for membership of an “armed terrorist organisation” on account of their peaceful human rights work. As an…
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Deterioration of human rights in Turkey requires Parliamentary Assembly’s immediate attention

Members of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe 20 January 2017 Dear Assembly Member, Re: Re: Deterioration of human rights in Turkey requires Parliamentary Assembly’s immediate attention Ahead of…