Reports and releases

26 human rights groups, including many members of the Civic Solidarity Platform have appealed to the Ukrainian government to live up to its OSCE chairmanship role and refrain from extraditing former Tajik prime minister Abdumalik Abdullajanov, who was arrested in Kiev last week and is wanted by the Tajik authorities.
Hungary was until recently seen as one of the most successful new democracies. However democratic standards have in a short period of time deteriorated in a degree that few thought was possible.
The International Partnership Group, coordinated by ARTICLE 19, along with Amnesty International, several Azerbaijani NGOs and other international organisations urge the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) to make a strong call for Azerbaijan to improve its deteriorating human rights record.
The Institute for Reporters’ Freedom and Safety (IRFS) strongly condemns the deliberate and calculated attack on the media and rights defenders during January 12th public protest over the deaths of young conscripts in the Azerbaijani army and calls on the government to take action against police officers who assaulted rights defenders and journa
Europe’s last dictatorship plans even tighter controls over citizens’ access to the digital world, a new report by Index on Censorship, a Civic Solidarity Platfrom member organisation, shows.
Statement by the Centre for the Development of Democracy and Human Rights, Russia, and the International Civic Solidarity Platform   Supplementary Human Dimension Meeting
As key stakeholders from government, industry and civil society come together at the Internet Governance Forum in Baku from 6-9 November, Index on Censorship sets out some of the key challenges to free expression online, and the red lines and issues that must be defended and promoted at the IGF – and elsewhere – if we are not to compromise our f
As internet use is expanding, the authorities appear to have become increasingly fearful of the potential of the internet as a platform for open debate, scrutiny of those in power and mobilization of protests.
Yuri Dzhibladze, the President of the Center for the Development of Democracy and Human Rights, presented a position of the Civic Solidarity Platform on challenges to implementation of freedoms of assembly and of association in the OSCE region.
Now more than ever, Azerbaijan’s government should guarantee fundamental freedoms for its people, the Institute for Reporters’ Freedom and Safety (IRFS) emphasizes in its groundbreaking new report, The Right to Remain Silent.
Ukraine submitted an official report to the United Nations Human Rights Council within the framework of the Universal Periodic Review. It contains information about the human rights situation in the country during the last four years. The report was presented at the UN Human Rights Council session in Geneva.
Crude Accountability has published a new report, “After the BTC Pipeline and EITI Validation: Where are Prosperity and Transparency in Azerbaijan?” examining the state of Western oil and gas company operations in Azerbaijan, particularly as pertains to environment, civil society and transparency.
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