Azerbaijani police illegally dispersed the Sing for Democracy human rights campaign’s September 1 protest in front of the Russian Embassy in Baku in support of the convicted members of the Russian punk band Pussy Riot. The protesters were not allowed to read out their resolution or submit it to the embassy.
UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay said Wednesday she was concerned that a series of legislative amendments in the Russian Federation would have a seriously negative impact on human rights in the country. “In just two months, we have seen a worrying shift in the legislative environment governing the enjoyment of the freedoms of as
The OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media, Dunja Mijatović, expressed her disappointment today with the adoption in a first reading by the Russian State Duma of draft amendments reinstating libel provisions in the Criminal Code, and urged parliamentarians to reject the bill.
The OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media, Dunja Mijatović, said today that Russia's plans to set up a new national registry of websites containing allegedly harmful Internet content could restrict Internet freedom.
On June 8, 2012 in the Cultural-Scientific and Entertainment Center ATMASFERA 360 (the Kyiv Planetarium) an exhibition dedicated to the occasion of the “EURO 2012” UEFA Championship "Human Rights Offside" will open. The NGO Center of Civil Liberties partnered with the Czech organization People in Need to organize this event.
Uzbek authorities should ensure the security of the human rights activist Gulshan Karaeva, who was attacked and threatened after she publicly refused to become a government informant, Human Rights Watch said today.
The refusal of the organization behind Eurovision to condemn human rights abuses in Azerbaijan provides a carte blanche to the government’s crackdown, Amnesty International said after another two peaceful protests were violently dispersed.
The U.S. Department of State is pleased to announce that Ales Bialiatski of Belarus and Uganda’s Civil Society Coalition on Human Rights and Constitutional Law are the joint winners of the 2011 Human Rights Defenders Award.