Reports and releases

Civil society of Azerbaijan strongly condemns the detention on fabricated charges of the head of the "Intelligent Citizen" Awareness Center Hasan Huseynli and calls for his immediate release.
Member organisations of the Civic Solidarity Platform today called on the OSCE participating States to extend once more the visit of the group of military and civilian observers from OSCE participating states to the East and South of Ukraine.
As fears grow about further steps to repress civil society in Azerbaijan, the Council of Europe should publicly condemn the new legislation and make clear that such policy is a setback for human rights, said Institute for Reporters’ Freedom and Safety (IRFS) on 6 February 2014.
In a new policy paper, launched in Minsk on 6 February 2014, Index calls for the much-needed reforms of the media field in Belarus.
The EU and Azerbaijan will hold a new round of their annual human rights-focused discussions at a meeting in Brussels on 3-4 February 2014.
The draft of the new Penal Code, proposed by Minister Zlatanova on 21.12.2013, and adopted by the Council of Ministers on 15.01.2014, is an unpleasant surprise for the Bulgarian Helsinki Committee.
33 representatives of Azerbaijan's civil society urged the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe today to "act to guarantee human rights protection in Azerbaijan ahead of the country’s chairmanship in the Council of Europe Committee of Ministers".
The whole spectrum of human rights has been affected by austerity measures undertaken by European governments, Issue Paper published by the Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights reveals.
Azerbaijan has just gone through its worst year for human rights as it entered the New Year with dozens of political prisoners including prisoners of conscience.
Actions by Ukrainian riot police in Kiev on 30 November and 1 December 2013 resembled “a mass execution rather than a law enforcement measure”, independent report says.
More needs to be done to guarantee a level playing field for candidates and improve the electoral process, says the final report by the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) on the 9 October 2013 presidential election in Azerbaijan.
167 representatives of civil society, politicians, journalists and public figures issued a joint statement calling for the release of Anar Mammadli, the head of independent election monitoring in Azerbaijan
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