The human rights situation in Azerbaijan

In Azerbaijan, space for independent civil society has disappeared, following a crackdown since the presidential election in October 2013. Ahead of the parliamentary elections in November 2015, all leading civil society actors are either in prison or have fled the country.

When: Wednesday, 16. September 2015 17:00 – 18:00 CET
To: Wednesday, 16. September 2015
Where: Geneva (Switzerland), UN Palais des Nations
Host: Human Rights House Network
Contact: Florian Irminger, Head of Advocacy and HRHF Geneva Office (florian.irminger@humanrightshouse.org / +41 79 751 80 42)

We call upon the Human Rights Council to take concrete steps to address the deteriorating situation in Azerbaijan. We call upon Azerbaijan to put an end to the unprecedented repression against civil society and to immediately and unconditionally release and rehabilitate the civil and political rights of all political prisoners.

Speakers:

  • Dinara Yunus
    Institute for Peace and Democracy
    Daughter of political prisoners Leyla Yunus and Arif Yunus 
  • Serghei Ostaf
    Resource Centre for Human Rights, Moldova
    Observer of many of the hearings this summer of various human rights defenders imprisoned in Azerbaijan 
  • Emin Huseynov
    Institute for Reporters’ Freedom and Safety
Moderator: Florian Irminger, Human Rights House Foundation (HRHF)

Organised by Human Rights House Network, Human Rights Watch, CIVICUS: World Alliance for Citizen Participation, Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders (International Federation of Human Rights and World Organisation against Torture) 
 


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