Reports and releases

New reports call for immediate action to ‘Prove They Are Alive!’
Dozens of people have been forcibly disappeared in Turkmenistan, some for more than a decade, a coalition of human rights groups called the Prove They Are Alive! campaign said in connection with the International Day of the Disappeared, which is on August 30, 2014.
Statement by the NGO coalitions against torture in Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan, the Helsinki Foundation for Human Rights, Article 19, Amnesty International and International Partnership for Human Rights.
A new monitoring report provides an overview of developments affecting the protection of fundamental rights in Kazakhstan, Tajikistan and Turkmenistan in April-June 2014.
Environmental activists and journalists across Europe and Central Asia face severe challenges in their efforts to promote both the access and dissemination of environmental information and public discussion of environmental issues.
Despite positive developments in terms of human rights and democracy in Kyrgyzstan, human rights violations in the south of the country undermine many positive initiatives.
The Foreign Agents Act introduces excessive and unnecessary requirements for NGOs and provides for overly harsh penalties for non-compliance, a new report says.
As the Hungarian Government meets today representatives from Norway, Iceland and Lichtenstein to discuss the European Economic Area Grants, the Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders, an FIDH-OMCT joint programme, expresses its deep concern that the Hungarian government is alarmingly shrinking the space of civil society by hind
Authorities and activists of the so-called People's Republic of Donetsk grossly and systematically violate human rights
Finding long term solutions to the problems of the displaced persons from Crimea will require a coordinated effort and commitment from Ukrainian authorities and humanitarian organizations.
The authorities of Tajikistan fail to adequately protect the rights of women, labour migrants, children from disadvantaged families, disabled people, rural and economically weak residents and other vulnerable groups.
A Moscow court on 23 May rejected an appeal filed by the Memorial Human Rights Center, one of Russia’s most prominent human rights NGOs, against a prosecutor’s order requiring it to register as a “foreign agent.” This decision is greatly disappointing and reinforces the impression that there’s no end in sight to the crackdown on independ
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