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Justice for the victims of Dersim Genocide May 4, 2021 READ MORE Mojust in memoriam for the victims of Armenian Genocide April 23, 2021 READ MORE UN: Turkey’s withdrawing from Istanbul Convention is shocking March 23, 2021 READ MORE UN expert: US must remove sanctions and allow Syria to rebuild December 29, 2020 READ MORE Une semaine pas très spéciale à Diyarbakir December 23, 2020 READ MORE UN experts call on Iran to halt execution of Ahmadreza Djalali November 25, 2020 READ MORE Trump's record of criminal activities and Saudi complicity in child massacres in Yemen November 17, 2020 READ MORE IADL demands freedom for Maher al-Akhras October 29, 2020 READ MORE UN Commission of Inquiry on Syria: Turkey-backed SNA committed the war crimes September 15, 2020 READ MORE Switzerland’s new “terrorism” definition sets a dangerous precedent worldwide September 14, 2020 READ MORE Iraq: Justice and reconciliation key to ending long-term internal displacement July 9, 2020 READ MORE Remembering Srebrenica: Honour victims and survivors by preventing future atrocities July 9, 2020 READ MORE Persecution of human rights defenders in Turkey July 8, 2020 READ MORE Pour la libération de tous les prisonnières et des prisonniers politiques en Turquie June 17, 2020 READ MORE Three opposition MPs in Turkey removed from office and arrested June 5, 2020 READ MORE The legacy of state of emergency rule in Turkey May 27, 2020 READ MORE Tsitsekun*: The Circassian genocide will neither be forgotten nor forgiven ! May 21, 2020 READ MORE Watching History Slowly Disappear: Hasankeyf April 29, 2020 READ MORE UN Condemns Iran’s Execution of Child Offenders April 22, 2020 READ MORE Halabja massacre is a war crime March 16, 2020 READ MORE Turkey’s Campaign against Civil Society: Osman Kavala Re-Arrested February 21, 2020 READ MORE European Court upholds Osman Kavala's claim of arbitrary detention December 10, 2019 READ MORE Starvation of Civilians Recognised as a War Crime in Non-International Armed Conflicts December 6, 2019 READ MORE First Da’esh/ISIS fighter convicted of war crimes in The Netherlands July 27, 2019 READ MORE The Detention of Selahattin Demirtaş and the Situation of Opposition Politicians in Turkey February 8, 2019 READ MORE Criminalisation of Lawyers in Turkey November 9, 2018 READ MORE

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Mojust promotes the use of international law mechanisms to challenge and seek justice and reparations for victims of gross human rights violations and international crimes

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Mojust offers legal assistance to victims, takes legal actions before national and international bodies, reports on legal developments regarding gross human rights violations and international crimes, and advocates for human rights in solidarity and collaboration with repressed lawyers and human rights defenders.

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Mojust has its main office in Geneva, with members and networks in countries throughout Europe and the Middle East.

MOJUST PROVIDES ADVICE AND ASSISTANCE TO VICTIMS OF POLITICAL REPRESSION, TORTURE, FORCED MIGRATION OR DEPORTATION, AS WELL AS THE DESTRUCTION OF HOMES AND CULTURAL HERITAGE

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Justice for the victims of Dersim Genocide

On 4 May 1937, the Council of Ministers of Turkey, in close collaboration with the General Staff of Turkish Army decided secretly on a forceful attack against the alavi Kurdish population of Dersim, to kill all kurds who resisted to the forced assimilation policies and to deport the civilian surviving population according to the 1934 […]

Mojust in memoriam for the victims of Armenian Genocide

April 24th marks the 106th anniversary of Metz Yeghern -the Great Evil – when more than one million men, women, and children were exterminated by the ottoman nationalist government in Mesopotamia.  Armenian Genocide in 1905 was a prelude to a series of  other mass-atrocity crimes such as deportations, ethnic cleansing, mass murders, forced migrations and […]

UN: Turkey’s withdrawing from Istanbul Convention is shocking

Turkey’s announcement at the weekend that it was withdrawing from the Istanbul Convention, an important regional human rights treaty on combatting all forms of violence against women, highlights wider concerns regarding the human rights situation in the country, notably the shrinking of civic space and the lack of meaningful and democratic participation in decision making.  […]

UN expert: US must remove sanctions and allow Syria to rebuild

UN human rights expert Alena Douhan today called on the United States to remove unilateral sanctions which may inhibit rebuilding of Syria’s civilian infrastructure destroyed by the conflict. “The sanctions violate the human rights of the Syrian people, whose country has been destroyed by almost 10 years of ongoing conflict,” said Douhan, UN special rapporteur […]

Une semaine pas très spéciale à Diyarbakir

C’est un dur métier d’être défenseur.e des droits ou avocat.e à Diyarbakir. Pour celles et ceux qui ne la connaissent pas, Diyarbakir est une ville mésopotamienne dont le quartier antique avait été intégré dans l’inventaire du patrimoine culturel mondial avant d’être rasé et carrément bombardé en 2015 par les chars de l’armée et les escadrons […]

UN experts call on Iran to halt execution of Ahmadreza Djalali

UN human rights experts* said they were alarmed by reports that Iranian-Swedish academic Ahmadreza Djalali has reportedly been transferred to solitary confinement in preparation for his execution despite widely held findings his trial was grossly unfair and he was tortured.  “We are horrified by the reports that Mr. Djalali is soon to be executed by the […]

Trump’s record of criminal activities and Saudi complicity in child massacres in Yemen

In late January 2017, just weeks after Donald Trump was sworn in as commander-in-chief, U.S. troops carried out a raid in the southwestern Yemeni village of al-Ghayil that marked the start of his presidency with bloodshed. The raid, led by dozens of U.S. special forces troops backed by helicopters, allegedly intended to hit Al Qaeda operatives believed to […]

IADL demands freedom for Maher al-Akhras

The calls for freedom for imprisoned Palestinian hunger striker Maher al-Akhras are growing as he enters his 92nd day of hunger strike against his imprisonment without charge or trial under Israeli administrative detention. An international day of action and symbolic global hunger strikes is being organized for 28 October, and United Nations Special Rapporteur Michael Lynk called for the immediate […]