We, participants of the OSCE Civil Society Parallel Conference in Kiev, representing non-governmental organisations from many countries of Europe, Asia and North America, express our grave concern regarding the brutal dispersal of peaceful demonstrations in Kiev, beatings of activists and journalists in various cities of Ukraine and mass violati
Members of the Civic Solidarity Platform expressed their concern with increasing usage of methods of punitive psychiatry in the OSCE region, in particular in post-Soviet states. 30 organisations signed a statement calling to denounce the practice of use of compulsory medical treatment for pressure on civic activists.
Members of the Civic Solidarity Platform are deeply concerned about the safety of journalist Sergey Naumov, who was arrested by police in his home town Urgench in Khorazm Province, Uzbekistan on Saturday night, 21 September 2013 and later sentenced to 12 days imprisonment for "hooliganism".
Members of the Civic Solidarity Platform, are concerned about the recent legislative initiative to restrict NGO activity in Kyrgyzstan and appeal to members of parliament in this country to reject this draft law
Civil society organisations strongly urge the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) to condemn so-called “homosexual propaganda” bans as incompatible with the rights to freedom of expression, freedom of assembly, and the prohibition of discrimination
Statement regarding bias-based violence during and following the peaceful rally marking the International Day against Homophobia and Transphobia on 17 May 2013 and necessity of the firm measures for protection and restoration of rights for freedom of expression and peaceful assembly for all citizens of Georgia.
The Civic Solidarity Platform and the International Partnership Group for Azerbaijan (IPGA) condemn the harsh response by the Azerbaijani authorities to recent protests in the country, and call on the Council of Europe to ensure Azerbaijan respects its human rights obligations as a member state.