Azerbaijan: the repressive side of the European Olympic Games

Event at the 29th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council

Commencing on 12 June, Azerbaijan will host the inaugural European Olympic Games. Our event at the Human Rights Council will shine light on the severe restrictions on fundamental freedoms and the imprisonment of civil society, which risks turning these European Olympics into a sad symbol of repression.

When: Tuesday, 16. June 2015 11:30 – 13:00
To: Tuesday, 16. June 2015
Where: Geneva (Switzerland), Palais des Nations, room XXII
Host: Human Rights House Network
Contact: Anna Innocenti, International Advocacy Officer, Human Rights House Foundation (Anna.Innocenti@humanrightshouse.org / +41 22 332 25 56)

Speakers:

  • Dinara Yunus
    Daughter of detained human rights defenders Leyla and Arif Yunus
  • Idrak Abbasov
    Institute for Reporters’ Freedom and Safety (IRFS)
  • Gulnara Akhundova
    International Media Support
  • Moderation by Florian Irminger Human Rights House Foundation

Remarks:

  • Michel Forst 
    Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights defenders
  • Maina Kiai (TBC)
    Special Rapporteur on rights to freedom of assembly and association
  • David Kaye (TBC)
    Special Rapporteur on freedom of opinion and expression


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