Press Release - Abusive closure of the two Turkish member associations YAKAY-DER and MEYA-DER

Press Release Abusive closure of the two associations YAKAY-DER and MEYA-DER by the Turkish authorities After having their activities suspended by the Interior Ministry on 11 November 2016, following the declaration of the state of emergency in Turkey, YAKAY-DER (Association for Solidarity and Support for Relatives of Disappeared Persons) and MEYA-DER, members of the Euro-Mediterranean Federation Against Enforced Disappearances (FEMED) were permanently banned and closed and their assets were seized.

GAMBIA - «Truth and Justice for disappeared!»: final statement

The Euro-Mediterranean federation against enforced disappearances organized a formation within the African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights (ACHPR) in Banjul (Gambia). Human Rights activists of different countries, Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ivory Coast, Morocco and Tunisia took part in this formation under the subject “Truth and Justice for the disappeared!”. It was focused on the African norms and mechanisms which protect the human rights.

MOROCCO: Raid on the premises of the Moroccan Association of Human Rights (AMDH) and assault against a human rights activist.

Paris – Geneva - Copenhagen, 19 February 2015 – The Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders, a joint programme of the FIDH and the OMCT, along with the Euro- Mediterranean Human Rights Network (EMHRN) and the Euro-Med Federation against Enforced Disappearances (FEMED), condemn the raid on the premises of the Moroccan Association of Human Rights (Association marocaine des droits humains – AMDH) and the assault against one of its members by the Moroccan security forces.

LIBIA : Call on UNSMIL to Urgently Establish Safe Corridors in Benghazi.

While welcoming the mission’s statement, Human Rights Solidarity restates its condemnation of the silence of the mission by not taking any action during the last eight months since the beginning of military operations in Benghazi. Operations which targeted civilian facilities and residential neighborhoods resulting in the displacement of more than twenty thousand (20’000) families and causing severe damage to infrastructure in a number of suburbs in the city.


         The war of the end of the last century has seen many crimes at a large and structured scale in Kosovo and had diverse and numerous consequences for Kosovars. The worst destructions were committed against the population, especially in 1998 and 1999, when crimes against humanity were committed. No difference was made towards the age and the sex of the victims. Serbian crimes affected the population of urban and rural areas and were directed and concentrated on the unprotected Kosovar-Albanian population. The state of Serbian was responsible for all those crimes.