High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein addresses the 31st regular session of the Human Rights Council in Geneva. UN Photo/Jean-Marc FerréUN High Commissioner for Human Rights condemns mass suspension and removal of judges in Turkey. The United Nations human rights chief today called  on Turkish authorities to respond to the attempted military coup on   Friday by reinforcing the protection of human rights and strengthening   democratic institutions and checks and balances.

“The Turkish people bravely took to the streets to defend their country against those who sought to undermine its democracy. I urge the Government of Turkey to respond by upholding the rule of law, by strengthening the protection of human rights and by reinforcing democratic institutions,” said UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein in a news release issued by his Office (OHCHR).

Declaração conjunta Declaração conjunta as Associações de Juizes de Espanha e Portugal acompanham, com extrema preocupação, a situação que vivem atualmente os juízes turcos.

Considerando a gravidade da situação, com detenções de dezenas de juízes e a suspensão sumária e arbitrária de cerca de três mil dos seus membros, considerando a manifesta violação de valores essenciais ao Estado de Direito, o claro desrespeito de princípios democráticos como o da independência do poder judiciário e o da separação de poderes, considerando ainda a degradação extrema das condições mínimas de dignidade e segurança dos membros do judiciário nesse país, Las Asociaciones:

Declaração conjunta Declaração conjunta as Associações de Juizes de Espanha e Portugal acompanham, com extrema preocupação, a situação que vivem atualmente os juízes turcos.

Considerando a gravidade da situação, com detenções de dezenas de juízes e a suspensão sumária e arbitrária de cerca de três mil dos seus membros, considerando a manifesta violação de valores essenciais ao Estado de Direito, o claro desrespeito de princípios democráticos como o da independência do poder judiciário e o da separação de poderes, considerando ainda a degradação extrema das condições mínimas de dignidade e segurança dos membros do judiciário nesse país, Las Asociaciones:

IAPIn response to the reported suspension of more than 2.700 Turkish judges and prosecutors following the attempted coup d'état on the evening of July 15, 2016, the IAP issues the following statement:

The IAP is the only worldwide association of prosecutors, prosecuting authorities and associations. The IAP covers six continents and 173 jurisdictions. It is a non- governmental, non-political organization and is committed to connect prosecutors globally, to raise the standards of professional conduct and ethics for prosecutors worldwide, and to promote the rule of law, fairness, impartiality and respect for human rights.

The IAP condemns the violent attempt to overthrow a democratically elected government. Our thoughts go to the many people who lost they lives and to their families and friends. The responsible persons should be held accountable through fair proceedings in accordance with the rule of law.

MEDELMEDEL urges all the European institutions to condemn in the strongest terms the brutal attack of the Turkish authorities to the independence of the judiciary in the country. MEDEL calls for the immediate release of the thousands of judges and prosecutors who were arbitrarily deposed from the bench and arrested without the respect of any basic principle of Rule of law, just few hours after the attempt of coup d’Etat in this country was declared to be suppressed.

MEDELMEDEL urges all the European institutions to condemn in the strongest terms the brutal attack of the Turkish authorities to the independence of the judiciary in the country. MEDEL calls for the immediate release of the thousands of judges and prosecutors who were arbitrarily deposed from the bench and arrested without the respect of any basic principle of Rule of law, just few hours after the attempt of coup d’Etat in this country was declared to be suppressed.

SMMP1.    We have followed the last moments of freedom of the Turkish colleagues (judges and public prosecutors, members of YARSAV) who, in wake of the failed military coup in Turkey – whose circumstances are still unclear – knew they could be arrested any minute as they were aware that their names were on the ‘list’ of perpetrators. A list, which includes journalists, members of civil society, jurists and politicians upsetting corruption. Does anyone remember similar purges in Europe, in 1933?

SMMP1.    We have followed the last moments of freedom of the Turkish colleagues (judges and public prosecutors, members of YARSAV) who, in wake of the failed military coup in Turkey – whose circumstances are still unclear – knew they could be arrested any minute as they were aware that their names were on the ‘list’ of perpetrators. A list, which includes journalists, members of civil society, jurists and politicians upsetting corruption. Does anyone remember similar purges in Europe, in 1933?

Magistratura DemocraticaMagistratura Democratica expresses its concern over the news coming from Turkey in the aftermath of the attempted military coup. The announcement about the large number of civilians who died in clashes came with the news that the High Council of Judges and Prosecutors, chaired by the Minister of Justice, dismissed 2,745 judges on suspicion of being linked to the religious Fethullah Gülen, believed to be the instigator of the coup.

Magistratura DemocraticaMagistratura Democratica expresses its concern over the news coming from Turkey in the aftermath of the attempted military coup. The announcement about the large number of civilians who died in clashes came with the news that the High Council of Judges and Prosecutors, chaired by the Minister of Justice, dismissed 2,745 judges on suspicion of being linked to the religious Fethullah Gülen, believed to be the instigator of the coup.

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