The authorities of Tajikistan fail to adequately protect the rights of women, labour migrants, children from disadvantaged families, disabled people, rural and economically weak residents and other vulnerable groups.
A Moscow court on 23 May rejected an appeal filed by the Memorial Human Rights Center, one of Russia’s most prominent human rights NGOs, against a prosecutor’s order requiring it to register as a “foreign agent.” This decision is greatly disappointing and reinforces the impression that there’s no end in sight to the crackdown on independ
The 2014 Turkmenistan Gas Congress, held 20-21 May 2014 in the environmentally unsustainable resort town of Avaza, on the Caspian Sea, not far from oil fields and refineries, has drawn a number of international delegates, including high level EU and US government representatives.
As a rule, these violations followed the emergence of various armed groups, first and foremost in Crimea and eastern and southern Ukraine. The targets were primarily pro-Maidan activists and journalists.
The authorities Azerbaijan restrict the right to artistic freedom of expression, particularly with regard to alternative artists and artists considered to be critical of the government, a new report “Creativity under Pressure” says.
Member organisations of the Civic Solidarity Platform today called on the OSCE participating States to extend once more the visit of the group of military and civilian observers from OSCE participating states to the East and South of Ukraine.
As fears grow about further steps to repress civil society in Azerbaijan, the Council of Europe should publicly condemn the new legislation and make clear that such policy is a setback for human rights, said Institute for Reporters’ Freedom and Safety (IRFS) on 6 February 2014.