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News from the Human Right House Azerbaijan - 2017

Image: NGOs urge EU to press Azerbaijani President on human rights

NGOs urge EU to press Azerbaijani President on human rights

The President of Azerbaijan, Ilham Aliyev, met top EU officials in Brussels on 6 February. NGOs viewed the visit as an opportunity for the EU to send a clear message on human rights. 06 Feb 2017 »

Image: PACE responds to Azerbaijan attacks on journalists

PACE responds to Azerbaijan attacks on journalists

The Council of Europe has “deplored the use of criminal laws against journalists and bloggers” in Azerbaijan, with the Parliamentary Assembly voting overwhelmingly for strong amendments in its recent resolution on protecting journalists. 31 Jan 2017 »

Image: Mehman Huseynov detained in Azerbaijan

Mehman Huseynov detained in Azerbaijan

Video blogger and chairperson of the Institute for Reporters` Freedom and Safety (IRFS), Mehman Huseynov, was pushed into a vehicle in Baku, Azerbaijan, on 9 January. He was arrested by police agents on administrative charges of resisting police. Updated: Mehman Huseynov has been released. 10 Jan 2017 »

Image: The United Nations provide a roadmap of reform to Azerbaijan

The United Nations provide a roadmap of reform to Azerbaijan

The United Nations Human Rights Committee issued recommendations following its review of Azerbaijan in October 2016. Those recommendations provide a roadmap of needed human rights reforms the State must undertake to bring itself in line with its international obligations and commitments. 07 Nov 2016 »

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Azerbaijan human rights under review

The United Nations Human Rights Committee reviewed Azerbaijan on 20-21 October. The previous review in 2009 highlighted the abusive use of criminal charges to detain journalists and activists, as well as legislation on defamation. Azerbaijan has for years upheld systematic repression of civil society including, arbitrary detention, restrictive laws against organisations, and the violation of human rights. 20 Oct 2016 »

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