Members of the Civic Solidarity Platform, are concerned about the recent legislative initiative to restrict NGO activity in Kyrgyzstan and appeal to members of parliament in this country to reject this draft law
Civil society organisations strongly urge the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) to condemn so-called “homosexual propaganda” bans as incompatible with the rights to freedom of expression, freedom of assembly, and the prohibition of discrimination
Statement regarding bias-based violence during and following the peaceful rally marking the International Day against Homophobia and Transphobia on 17 May 2013 and necessity of the firm measures for protection and restoration of rights for freedom of expression and peaceful assembly for all citizens of Georgia.
The Civic Solidarity Platform and the International Partnership Group for Azerbaijan (IPGA) condemn the harsh response by the Azerbaijani authorities to recent protests in the country, and call on the Council of Europe to ensure Azerbaijan respects its human rights obligations as a member state.
Civic Solidarity Platform members regret that during her recent visit to Central Asia the EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs did not publicly engage on human rights issues in a more substantive manner.
On 5 December 2012 the Civic Solidarity Platform, a network of more than 50 human rights NGOs from throughout the OSCE region , has organized 2012 OSCE Parallel Civil Society Conference on the margins of the Dublin Ministerial Council meeting.
DUBLIN DECLARATIONSECURITY OF HUMAN RIGHTS DEFENDERS: TIME FOR OSCE TO ACTAdopted by the participants of the Parallel Civil Society ConferenceDublin, 5 December 2012The Parallel Civil Society Conference, considering that the 1998 Declaration on Human Rights Defenders , proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly, states (Article 1) that “e
We, the undersigned members of the Civic Solidarity Platform wish to urgently draw the attention of the Council of Europe Parliamentary Assembly to new legislation adopted on 2 November by the Parliament of the Republic of Azerbaijan, which increases fines to a disproportionate level and introduces criminal sentences for breaching regulations for organising and attending rallies.
We, the undersigned members of the Civic Solidarity Platform are alarmed to learn that, on 20 October 2012, police detained around 100 activists in Azerbaijan, to hinder a protest planned by youth movements and political parties. Protesters were also detained in the regions to prevent them from travelling to the protest in Baku.