Have you ever wanted to learn more about the implementation of the Istanbul Convention of writing a shadow report? Well here’s your opportunity! Two webinars will be offered in September and October of this year. Learn more and sign up below.
The WAVE office is delighted to announce that the 2017 WAVE Conference will take place in Budapest, Hungary! Please mark your calendars for the 30th of October until 1st of November 2017! A draft agenda and the registration form with all details will be available soon! We are looking forward to seeing you there!
On the 5th of July 2017, a group of 10 women’s and human rights activist, including the Director of Amnesty International Turkey, Idil Eser, were detained in Istanbul. İlknur Üstün and Nalan Erkem, members of the Turkish women’s coalition Kadın Koalisyonu were also among those detained. According to a statement by Amnesty International, the detention occurred during a digital security and information management workshop in Büyükada, Istanbul. It is understood that all detainees have been denied access to lawyers, which police are entitled to do for 24 hours, and the right to contact a family member, which has to be granted immediately according to Turkish Law.
On the 22nd of June 2017, the International Detention Coalition, of which WAVE is part of with 53 other organizations, has released a joint statement to the European Committee on Legal Co-Operation of the Council of Europe (CDCJ), calling for the adoption of a fundamentally different approach for the conditions of administrative detention of migrants. The reliance upon immigration detention is a particular worrying phenomenon, detention for the purpose of immigration control becoming a trend among European States, despite not being essential to the proper functioning of well-managed migration systems.