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.

Human rights trends

Image: Khadija Ismayilova and Anne Brasseur, President of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE), meeting in Strasbourg on 29 September 2014.

Stop harassment and legal action against Khadija Ismayilova

The Azerbaijani authorities should immediately lift the travel ban imposed on Khadija Ismayilova, leading investigative journalist in the country, and cease all legal proceedings against her. Against the backdrop of the unprecedented crackdown on civil society, Khadija Ismayilova’s arrest on criminal defamation charges seems imminent and would confirm the authorities’ intent to silence all critical voices in the country. 16 Oct 2014 »

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Time has come for a clear change in the EU’s policy towards Azerbaijan

Future European Union High Representative for Foreign Policy was questioned about the EU's stand on human rights in Azerbaijan, amongst many other issues. She said the EU has to put rights before other interests. 06 Oct 2014 »

Image: Repression in Azerbaijan met with encouraging signs at Council of Europe

Repression in Azerbaijan met with encouraging signs at Council of Europe

Azerbaijan’s chairmanship of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe was, from its beginning, a problem: the country was not showing enough efforts to improve its human rights record and true willingness to implement recommendations made by Council of Europe mechanisms. Since it acceded to the chairmanship in May 2014, the record became even worse, with an unprecedented repression of civil society on-going in Azerbaijan. 04 Oct 2014 »

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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 »

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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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