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Human rights trends - 2005

Image: Azerbaijan: Concerns from the entire International community

Azerbaijan: Concerns from the entire International community

6 November 2005 is the day of Parliamentary elections in the Republic of Azerbaijan. In a statement from the 29th of October EU underlines its deeply concerns of the use of excessive force by  police. Below you can see the extracts from the opinions/reports of highly respected institutions and persons about the pre-election situation and the upcoming elections (31-OCT-2005). 31 Oct 2005 »

Image: Ministers dismissed before election in Azerbaijan

Ministers dismissed before election in Azerbaijan

Last week the Azeri president Ilham Aliyev (right) dismissed the Minister of Economic Development and the Minister of  Healthcare and arrested the former Finance Minister.  He was charged with arranging financing for opposition clashes against the police on the eve of the opposition leader planned return before the parliamentarian elections.  The opposition leader ,Rasul Guliev, denied to have any contacts with the ministers. The run-up to the parliamentary election on November 6 is chaotic (Baku 24-OCT-05) 27 Oct 2005 »

Image: Norway strengthens its support to human rights defenders

Norway strengthens its support to human rights defenders

The Norwegian government is making a booklet for its embassies on how to support and protect human rights defenders internationally. The Human Rights House Foundation welcomes the initiative, and asks its government to ensure adequate reporting and transparency. 26 Oct 2005 »

Image: A 60th anniversary for the UN, a 10th for Aung San Suu Kyi

A 60th anniversary for the UN, a 10th for Aung San Suu Kyi

Today, as the UN celebarates its 60th anniversary, and the world should have been able to mark vast advances in respect for human rights, Aung San Suu Kyi, the moral and political leader of the Burmese opposition, has been held in house arrest for a total of ten years since 1989. Even during her spells of relative freedom, she has suffered severe violations of her rights, including tight restrictions of movement. 24 Oct 2005 »

Image: Refugee Law Project focuses on refugees' rights to education

Refugee Law Project focuses on refugees' rights to education

The Refugee Law Project, one of the ten organisations involved in the Human Rights House Project in Kampala, is hosting a seminar on 27 October called ´Implementing the Right to Education for Refugees in Uganda´. With the accumulated number of refugees and internally displaced people within Uganda´s borders now in excess of two million people, violations of these people´s rights are also a massive problem. 24 Oct 2005 »

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