Bias and disbarment leave handful of lawyers to take sensitive cases
Speaking at the European Parliament, Azerbaijani human rights lawyer Fuad Aghayev raises how political bias in access to the Bar and politically motivated suspensions and disbarment have left only a handful of human rights lawyers to take politically sensitive cases.
Statement on attacks on lawyers defending human rights in Azerbaijan
Azerbaijani human rights lawyer Fuad Aghayev delivered the following statement to the European Parliament Subcommittee on Human Rights on 19 February 2019, as part of a hearing on attacks on the legal profession and lawyers defending human rights.
HRH Chernihiv takes over development of ILIA Online
To build on the successes of ILIA Online, Educational Human Rights House Chernihiv has taken over the operation and further development of the human rights education programme and platform, and is in the process of consulting partners from across the network of Human Rights Houses.
Persecution of Lawyers and Human Rights Defenders in Occupied Crimea
We, the undersigned civil society organisations, are highly concerned at information published by the Russian media indicating that the Russian Ministry of Justice has called for Crimean human rights lawyer Emil Kurbedinov to be expelled from the de-facto Crimean Central Bar Association before March 2019.
Crimea: Breaking the Wall of Silence
Three Human Rights Houses have undertaken a Mission aimed at breaking the wall of silence and documenting first-hand the human rights situation in Crimea.
Abusive use of extremism laws against Crimean human rights lawyer
Human rights lawyer Emil Kurbedinov has sentenced to administrative detention in Crimea on charges related to extremism. Members of Human Rights Houses in Ukraine and international human rights organisations, including HRHF, condemn his detention and the persecution of lawyers in Crimea.
Rights of Defenders on agenda of Committee of Ministers
During a rare engagement between the Council of Europe’s decision-making body and civil society, human rights defenders and the Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights highlighted the need to support human rights defenders and raise awareness of their work in society.
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.