Deutscher Anwaltverein

Day of the Endangered Lawyer -

Representing Turkish cases before the ECtHR: Approaches and Chances

Expert breakfast hosted by Amnesty International and Deutscher Anwaltverein

Date: Thursday 24 January 2019
9.00 – 10.30 a.m.
Venue: Deutscher Anwaltverein (DAV) head quarter, Littenstraße 11, 10179 Berlin
(S-/U-Station Alexanderplatz, U-Station Klosterstraße)
The Day of the Endangered Lawyer on 24 January is a day on which we call for the attention for lawyers all over the world who are facing harassment, threats, persecution or even torture and therefore the work of those colleagues is made increasingly difficult.

This year, the alarming political and legal situation in Turkey is in the international focus.

According to reports by organizations of Turkish Lawyers, more than 1.500 Turkish lawyers have been prosecuted and nearly 600 lawyers have been arrested since the declaration of a state of emergency in 2016.

These numbers are alarming. A European way to support colleagues, however, does not help the persecuted lawyers in their situation in the short term:  The European Court of Human Rights has not yet addressed the situation in these cases and rejects the cases with reference to unexhausted national judicial remedies.

Amnesty International and DAV are looking forward to providing the opportunity to discuss with two experts

, Turkish lawyer at the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg and lecturer at the Faculty of Law - University of Strasbourg


Stefan von Raumer
, lawyer specialized in international human rights law, co-editor of an ECHR commentary and member of the Human Rights Committee of DAV

on approaches and chances to successfully represent Turkish cases before the ECtHR.


“Day of the Endangered Lawyer“

On 24.01.1977 four Spanish trade union lawyers and an employee in their office in Madrid were murdered by neo-fascists. A few years ago, European lawyers associations chose this sad occasion to establish the "Day of the Endangered Lawyer". (


Light breakfast will be offered during the event. We would like to point out that the event is held in English only.

Free entrance upon registration.

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We are looking forward to welcoming you!

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