Human Rights House Foundation


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: NGOs and former diplomats call for action on Azerbaijan

NGOs and former diplomats call for action on Azerbaijan

Many human rights groups, including many members of the Human Rights House Network (HRHN) signed an open statement regarding the situation in Azerbaijan, based on which US-based NGOs wrote to Secretary of State John Kerry. 14 Apr 2015 »

Image: Reporters’ Freedom and Safety on trial

Reporters’ Freedom and Safety on trial

Institute for Reporters’ Freedom and Safety (IRFS) appeal in court what they see as politically motivated charges by the Azerbaijani authorities. Not releasing vital proof confiscated by the prosecutor is a violation of the right to a fair trail. 10 Apr 2015 »

Image: Intigam Aliyev’s Emotional Statement

Intigam Aliyev’s Emotional Statement

“There is no greater injustice than that which is perpetrated in the name of the law,” stated the human rights defender Intigam Aliyev after the hearing in the case against him on 31 March in The Baku Court on Grave Crimes. 08 Apr 2015 »

Image: Human Rights Council: mixed success

Human Rights Council: mixed success

The 28th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council ended on Friday, 27 March 2015. It left civil society with mixed feelings; the Council did not address worrying human rights situations. However, they managed to establish new standards, in particular on the protection of privacy. 30 Mar 2015 »

Image: Intigam Aliyev receiving People in Need Homo Homini Award on 7 March 2013 from Karel Schwarzenberg, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic 
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New evidence weakens prosecution

Use of unregistered grants has been at the core of the charges against human rights lawyer Intigam Aliyev. In court the defence provided rebuttal of prosecutors’ version. 18 Mar 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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