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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Image: Khadija Ismayil awarded on World Press Freedom Day

Khadija Ismayil awarded on World Press Freedom Day

Khadija Ismayil is an independent investigative journalist in Azerbaijan. Since 5 December 2014, she is behind bars in her country, solely due to her reporting. 02 May 2016 »

Image: Intigam Aliyev released

Intigam Aliyev released

HRHN welcomes the release of Initgam Aliyev on 28 March 2016, following the Azerbaijan supreme court’s decision to convert his seven-and-a-half-year prison sentence to a five-year suspended term. 29 Mar 2016 »

Image: Human Rights Council 31: Statement on Human Rights Defenders

Human Rights Council 31: Statement on Human Rights Defenders

The Human Rights House Foundation (HRHF) welcomes the report of the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights defenders on good practices on the protection of human rights defenders and his consultative work with civil society organisations.The protection of human rights defenders is an essential part of the obligations that international human rights law imposes on States. 04 Mar 2016 »

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The EU and Azerbaijan: Another missed opportunity

On Monday 29 February, the EU’s High Representative Federica Mogherini arrived in Baku on her first ever visit to Azerbaijan, in the frame of her tour of Eastern Partnership countries that started at the end of last year. 02 Mar 2016 »

Image: HRHN Trial Monitoring: Intigam Aliyev appeal rejected

HRHN Trial Monitoring: Intigam Aliyev appeal rejected

On 24 February 2016, Azerbaijan Supreme Court rejects Intigam Aliyev’s appeal, upholding the politically motivated case against the human rights lawyer. 24 Feb 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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