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Turkey: Final Report - Fact-finding Mission on CHD’s Trials


On October 13-15, 2019, a group of lawyers from fifteen European countries, representing several organisations of lawyers, including UIA, participated in a joint fact-finding mission in Turkey aiming at clarifying the legal circumstances that led to the conviction of 18 Turkish lawyers by the 37th High Criminal Court of Istanbul in March 2019. The 18 lawyers, who were members of the Progressive Lawyers Association (ÇHD) and/or the People's Law Office, were sentenced to 3 to 18 years of imprisonment for terrorism-related offences.

In the final report issued on June 18, 2020, the observers present the results of their mission and draw the necessary legal conclusions.