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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: Three years since the authorities ordered closure of the  Human Rights House Azerbaijan

Three years since the authorities ordered closure of the Human Rights House Azerbaijan

10 March 2011 Human Rights House Azerbaijan was ordered to seize all activities in Azerbaijan until an agreement with the authorities was adopted. Three years after, the Human Rights House Azerbaijan is still closed. 25 Mar 2014 »

Image: UN independent experts question the arrest of Anar Mammadli

UN independent experts question the arrest of Anar Mammadli

In a joint communication to the President Aliyev, sent on 26 November 2013, and published for the 25th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council, the Special Rapporteur on the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association and the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights defenders, expressed their concern about the targeting of the Election Monitoring and Democracy Studies Centre (EMDSC). 25 Mar 2014 »

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Support, empower and protect human rights defenders

In March 2013, the Human Rights Council adopted a resolution on the protection of human rights defenders. It establishes principles and standards for States to create an enabling environment for human rights defenders. One year after its adoption, the Human Rights House Network calls upon States to implement this resolution. 17 Mar 2014 »

Image: Free human rights defender and election observer Anar Mammadli

Free human rights defender and election observer Anar Mammadli

61 european MPs call for the immediate and unconditional release of Anar Mammadli. On 16 December 2013, the chairman of the Azerbaijani Election Monitoring and Democracy Studies Center Anar Mammadli was sentenced to 3 months pre-trial detention, in a politically charged case. 31 Jan 2014 »

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Head of independent election monitoring group must be released

On 16 December 2013, the chairman of the Azerbaijani Election Monitoring and Democracy Studies Center Anar Mammadli was sentenced to 3 months pre-trial detention, in a politically charged case. 17 Dec 2013 »

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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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