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Azerbaijan – Human Rights House in Azerbaijan

The idea of establishing a Human Rights House in Baku appeared for the first time in 2003. In 2007, the HRH Azerbaijan was registered as an international branch of the HRHF, and officially opened in 2009. In accordance with the order of the Azerbaijani Ministry of Justice of 10 March 2011 the activities of HRH Azerbaijan have been ceased. Partner organisations of HRH Azerbaijan continue all activities, until an agreement with authorities on the reopening of HRH Azerbaijan is reached.

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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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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 »

Image: Azerbaijan continues to arbitrarily detain critical voices

Azerbaijan continues to arbitrarily detain critical voices

On the opening day of the the 33rd UN Human Rights Council session in Geneva, Human Rights House Foundation gave a statement to the Working Group on Arbitrary Detention, raising concerns about Azerbaijan’s ongoing use of arbitrary detention to silence its critics. 14 Sep 2016 »

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Image: Azerbaijan: Still a not-free-state

Numerous violations of human rights show that ensuring effective compliance with human rights is a serious challenge to Baku. »

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