HRHF statement on the adoption of Azerbaijan’s UPR
Human Rights House Foundation delivered the following statement during the adoption of Azerbaijan’s Universal Periodic Review (UPR) at the United Nations Human Rights Council (HRC39). This statement enjoys the support of four Azerbaijan human rights organisations.
No Justice for Mehman Huseynov
Since anti-corruption blogger Mehman Huseynov was sentenced for defamation in March 2017, HRHF has been asking, “when will he find justice?”. With his appeals inside the country now exhausted, we see once again that little justice can be found for human rights defenders in Azerbaijan.
One year since the disappearance of Afgan Mukhtarli in Georgia
Even after one year since the launch of an investigation and despite the high public interest, the investigative authorities of Georgia have not yet published information about the progress of the investigation. The suspicions about the participation of Georgian law enforcement authorities in organized crime have not been diminished.
The Case of Afgan Mukhtarli
Marking one year since the disappearance of Azerbaijani journalist Afgan Mukhtarli in Georgia, Human Rights House Tbilisi held protests calling for his release and for a proper investigation into his case.
Azerbaijan Bar Association Suspended Advocacy License to Afgan Mukhtarli’s Lawyer for One Year
Human Rights House Tbilisi (HRHT) and its member organizations respond to the decision of the Azerbaijan Bar Association [ABA] to suspend the license to practice law to Afgan Mukhtarli’s lawyer Nemat Karimli for one year and state that it is another clear violation of Afgan Mukhtarli’s rights alongside with the restriction of lawyer’s right to his professional activities.
Azerbaijan Election: “Increased restrictions” observed
Election monitors in Azerbaijan observed an environment of “increasing restrictions on freedoms of expression, assembly, and association” during last week’s presidential election.
Human Rights House Annual Report 2016
Discover how we, the Human Rights Houses and Human Rights House Foundation, protected, empowered, and supported human rights defenders and advanced human rights in 2016.
Interpol: Prevent misuse of alerts against Leyla and Arif Yunus
Some 25 human rights organisations call on Interpol to act with due diligence to prevent the misuse of Interpol alerts against Azerbaijani human rights defenders Leyla and Arif Yunus.