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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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Image: Leyla Yunus released on probation in Azerbaijan 
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Leyla Yunus released on probation in Azerbaijan

Human Rights Defender Leyla Yunus has been released on five-years’ probation. This follows a request by her lawyers for her to be freed due to her deteriorating health condition. 09 Dec 2015 »

Image: Updated: UN adopts resolution supporting human rights defenders

Updated: UN adopts resolution supporting human rights defenders

HRHN welcomes the UN General Assembly's adoption of the resolution. This will protect, empower, and support human rights defenders, and address the increasingly threatening climate in which they work. 25 Nov 2015 »

Image: Updated: CAT raises deep concerns over treatment of human rights defenders in Azerbaijan

Updated: CAT raises deep concerns over treatment of human rights defenders in Azerbaijan

The UN Committee Against Torture (CAT) concluded its review of Azerbaijan on 10 December. This follows CAT members questioning a large delegation from Azerbaijan in Geneva on 11 and 12 November 2015. 13 Nov 2015 »

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Dissenting statement challenges legitimacy of Azerbaijan election

The authorities in Azerbaijan have failed to silence and control all of PACE’s international observation mission, as they have done so effectively with the opposition within the country. 03 Nov 2015 »

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A demand for justice and the end to impunity

The Human Rights House Network marks November 2nd, the International Day to End Impunity, by demanding justice for all journalists who have been killed because of their work, and calling for the removal of impunity to create safer environments for journalists to operate in. 02 Nov 2015 »

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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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