Human Rights House Foundation

Azerbaijan

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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Systemic patterns of violations of the right to freedom of association in OSCE-region

We firmly denounces systemic patterns of violations of the right to freedom of association, which serves the sole purpose of harassing, prosecuting and imprisoning critical voices, including human rights defenders in various countries of the OSCE-region, including the Republic of Azerbaijan, the Republic of Belarus and the Russian Federation. 23 Sep 2014 »

Image: European Parliament: Persecution of human rights defenders in Azerbaijan must stop

European Parliament: Persecution of human rights defenders in Azerbaijan must stop

Whilst holding the chairmanship of the Council of Europe, the authorities of Azerbaijan are leading an unprecedented crackdown against civil society by arresting, one after the other, key critics of the country’s leadership, including well-known human rights defenders in the last few weeks. The European Parliament strongly addressed the situation in its resolution of today. 19 Sep 2014 »

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New High Commissioner for human rights: we see 4 challenges ahead

We expect you Mr High Commissioner to always be principled and vocal, avoid double-standards, and hold powerful States as accountable for human rights violations as those you might identify as friendly ones. We see a worrisome trend in the Office of the High Commissioner to neglect human rights violations in Europe. We strongly welcome though the work done by your Office since April in Ukraine. 08 Sep 2014 »

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UPDATED: Human rights lawyer Intigam Aliyev sentenced to pre-trial detention in Azerbaijan

Continuing its crackdown against civil society, the authorities in Azerbaijan today sentenced the human rights lawyer Intigam Aliyev to 3-months pre-trial detention, a few days after sentencing human rights defenders Leyla Yunus, her husband Arif Yunus and Rasul Jafarov. 10 Aug 2014 »

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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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