Fighting for Women’s Rights and Equality in Armenia
Armenian human rights defender, Lara Aharonian, has defended equality and fairness for all with a special focus on women rights and sexual minorities for more than 15 years.
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.
Croatia: Police pressuring human rights defenders and lawyers protecting refugees
Civil society organisations and lawyers express serious concern about pressure coming from the Croatian Ministry of Interior (MOI).
Belarus human rights engagement yet to bring concrete results
Raising concerns about the lack of progress on human rights in Belarus, the European Parliament has demanded that the European Union sets clear benchmarks in its engagement.
Human rights defenders detained amid Armenia protests
As peaceful protests against the long-time rule of Serzh Sargsyan continue in Armenia, authorities today targeted human rights defenders and journalists, adding to arrests and violence against protesters in recent days.
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.
#26Solidarity for Crimea in Chernihiv
On 26 February, Educational Human Rights House Chernihiv hosted an event on human rights in Crimea in connection with #26SOLIDARITY, a global campaign in support of Crimean political prisoners.
“I Defend Rights” – Share your experience
Human rights defenders are sharing their experiences working first-hand to defend the rights of others.
Russia: Repression on the eve of elections
While many commentators discuss the lack of credible opposition candidates in the Russian election, perhaps just as damaging for democracy is the lack of space for journalists, activists, non-governmental organisations, and human rights defenders.