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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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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…
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Dear Prime Minister, I am writing to you to convey Human Rights Watch’s profound concern about the proposed implementation of the European Union Joint Action Plan with Turkey and to urge you to reject the new elements discussed at the EU-Turkey…
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Your Excellency, I write to express concern that Saudi Arabia’s current detention practices, in many cases, result in arbitrary detention in Saudi Arabia, and to seek your response to a number of questions related to this issue that arise from a recent…
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Mr Muammer Güler Minister of the Interior Ministry of the Interior Bakanlıklar Ankara Turkey July 26, 2013 Dear Minister Güler, On July 17, Human Rights Watch released the results of its research on teargas canister injuries sustained by individuals…
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His Highness Prince Muhammad bin Nayef bin Abd al-Aziz Al Saud Minister of the Interior Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Your Highness, We write to request information on the whereabouts and condition of Khaled al-Natour, 27, a Jordanian citizen whom Saudi…