A new report provides an overview of human rights developments in Kazakhstan, Tajikistan and Turkmenistan in early July-early October 2014. The report addresses issues related to freedom of expression, freedom of assembly and association, equality before the law and non-discrimination, as well as access to justice.
Azerbaijan should refrain from using spurious criminal charges to put its critics behind bars, according to a new report by ARTICLE 19, launched at the Council of Europe, as part of the International Partnership Group on Azerbaijan
Dozens of people have been forcibly disappeared in Turkmenistan, some for more than a decade, a coalition of human rights groups called the Prove They Are Alive! campaign said in connection with the International Day of the Disappeared, which is on August 30, 2014.
Statement by the NGO coalitions against torture in Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan, the Helsinki Foundation for Human Rights, Article 19, Amnesty International and International Partnership for Human Rights.
Environmental activists and journalists across Europe and Central Asia face severe challenges in their efforts to promote both the access and dissemination of environmental information and public discussion of environmental issues.
As the Hungarian Government meets today representatives from Norway, Iceland and Lichtenstein to discuss the European Economic Area Grants, the Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders, an FIDH-OMCT joint programme, expresses its deep concern that the Hungarian government is alarmingly shrinking the space of civil society by hind