The Kurdistan Human Rights Association calls on the international community, the UN Security Council, the United States, France, Germany and other countries opposing the Turkish military attack on the confederation in western Kurdistan in northeastern Syria.
“Any attack on journalists is strictly prohibited under international law, which requires belligerents to protect media personnel along with humanitarian personnel and all other civilians.”
LIFE MATTERS, WAR KILLS! WE ARE AGAINST WARS! It is, in fact, humanity itself that dies with each shot fired in wars. When you label some others enemies and dehumanize them, you actually trample on the most fundamental values of humanity.
On 29 September 2019, numerous individuals have been arrested by the police following raids into their residences in Dersim early on a Sunday morning. These persons include former and current executives of Peoples’ Democratic Party’s (Halkların Demokratik Partisi –HDP) Dersim provincial organization.
Written statement*submitted by Mouvement contre le racisme et pour l’amitié entre les peuples, a non-governmental organization on the rosterThe Secretary-General has received the following written statement which is circulated in accordance with Economic and Social Council resolution 1996/31. Human Rights Council Forty-secondsession 9–27 September 2019 Agenda item 3Promotion and protection of all human rights, civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights, including the right to development
September 1 World Peace Day: The Demand for Peace is a Demand for Human Rights and Democracy!
On the occasion of September 1 World Peace Day, we would once again like to state that we want to live in a world dominated by peace. The right to peace is a human right.
On 19 August 2019, the Ministry of Interior has released a statement early in the morning saying that Diyarbakır, Mardin and Van municipality mayors from HDP [Peoples’ Democratic Party] were removed from office and they were replaced by the governors of the same cities.
The primary and sine qua non rule of democracy is to recognize the will of constituents. To respect and protect such will are the tasks of everyone in order to promote peace and democracy, to be able maintain one’s status as a citizen. IHD and HRFT, thereby, invite the political power to drop the assignment of state trustees and reinstate elected mayors, and call on all citizens to protect peace and democracy, thus, to protect their own will.