Reports and releases

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
ADC Memorial, a leading Russian human rights organisation, was ordered by court to register as a “foreign agent” in an unprecedented civil action brought under the repressive legal regime that entered into force in November 2012.
An Index on Censorship report, "Time to step up: the EU and freedom of expression", calls upon the European Union to practice what it preaches on freedom of expression. The report criticises the EU for failing to protect whistle-blowers like Edward Snowden and not doing enough to deal with political interference into the workings of the
New investigations are needed into cases of violence against journalists and those at risk need immediate protection, according to a new ARTICLE 19 report launched today in Moscow.
On International Human Rights Day, the Human Rights Club (HRC) reiterates its deep concern regarding continued widespread and systemic human rights violations in Azerbaijan. As a result of an unprecedented crackdown on fundamental freedoms, there are now 143 political prisoners in the country.
In the latest development in the implementation of the controversial so-called Foreign Agents Law in Russia, prosecutors are pursuing civil actions against NGOs. This apparent change of tactics has triggered fresh alarm.
On the World Television Day, the Institute for Reporters’ Freedom and Safety (IRFS) calls on the Azerbaijani government to embark on reforms to ensure broadcasting pluralism and diversity in Azerbaijan.
The so-called Foreign Agents’ law clearly contradicts Russia´s international human rights obligations and should be repealed.
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