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The European Court of Human Rights Has Recently Reacted to the Situation Regarding Academics for Peace

On 26 September 2018, the Strasbourg Court  communicated to Turkishgovernment three cases Telek v. Turkey (Application no. 66763/17), Şarv. Turkey (Application no. 66767/17) and Kivilcim v. Turkey(Application no. 15891/18). These three cases concern the cancellationof passports of three Academics for Peace dismissed from academicinstitutions and banned from public service under...

An Analysis from inside the Courtroom by Asst. Prof. Adrien Deloro

Asst. Prof. Adrien Deloro from Institut de Mathématiques de Jussieu Université Pierre et Marie Curie has written an article based on his observations about the hearings of Academics for Peace. The following article covers the hearing helf before 36th Assize Court of Istanbul on January 10, 2019.

Offener Brief des BdWi an den Bundesaußenminister

Der Bund demokratischer Wissenschaftlerinnen und Wissenschaftler (BdWi) fordert Außenminister Heiko Maas (SPD) zur Unterstützung von verurteilten Wissenschaftlern in der Türkei auf. Der offene Brief wurde am 07.01.2019 veröffentlicht.

From Frontline Defenders: “Judicial Harrasment of Academics for Peace”

Frontline Defenders had issued an chronique laying out an overview of the judicial processes faced by Academics for Peace. The article shows how the law in Turkey is used arbitrarily on Academics for Peace by the judiciary as a tool for political ends.     Source:   17 December 2018...

Courtroom Impressions from a Peace Academic

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Tuna Altınel, currently working at Universite Lyon I, shares his impressions from the ongoing trials regarding penal cases of Peace Academics. To read these observations from French click here.

Updated Information Note on Trials against Academics for Peace

Trials against academics who signed a petition by Academics for Peace continue in Istanbul Çağlayan Courthouse. Below you can find a brief summary of the current situation in relation to the trials against signatories: -The first trial initiated against four signatories who read a second press statement on March 10,...


As the trials of the peace academics reach to a new phase with an actual threat of  imprisonment, the academics have started a campaign, calling jurists, political scientists and other scholars of the world for an intervention. In their call, they ask international scholars to write down their anlysis of...

Bulletin From HRFT: A Legal Panorama of the Academic Purge in Turkey

In July 2018 The Human Rights Foundation of Turkey, one of the prominent NGO’s in Turkey in the defense of human rights, has published a bulletin regarding the situation of Turkish academz under the conditions of the State of Emergency. Published under the scope of the project “Supporting Academics as...

A Commentary on the Indictment against Academics for Peace

The following text consists of a summary of the body of the Bill of Indictment with relevant commentaries in the footnotes. Although the penal case against the Academics for Peace petition has been filed on an individual basis regarding the signatories, each case shares a uniform Bill of Indictment [1]....

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