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News from the Human Right House Azerbaijan - 2016

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Azerbaijan: Stop Crackdown on Freedom of Expression

Some 18 international organisations, including Human Rights House Foundation, have issued the following joint statement calling on the Azerbaijani authorities to cease the politically motivated prosecution and torture of journalists, repeal the new laws further criminalising dissent and free speech, cease criminal charges against activists, and allow the public unfettered access to independent sources of news and opinion. 06 Dec 2016 »

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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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Amid Azerbaijan’s suppression of public debate, no vote is free and fair

The referendum in Azerbaijan comes during only the latest wave of detentions and arrests against activists and journalists by the Azerbaijani authorities, and amid international criticism of the process and political environment during the electoral period, as well as of the amendments themselves. 27 Sep 2016 »

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Azerbaijan: “Rethink punitive approach to civil society”

Following recent visits to Azerbaijan by the United Nations Special Rapporteur on human rights defenders and the Working Group on Arbitrary Detention, the Human Rights House Foundation calls on Azerbaijan and the international community to ensure these visits lead to positive changes in the country. 22 Sep 2016 »

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