Reports and releases

In a new policy paper, launched in Minsk on 6 February 2014, Index calls for the much-needed reforms of the media field in Belarus.
The EU and Azerbaijan will hold a new round of their annual human rights-focused discussions at a meeting in Brussels on 3-4 February 2014.
The draft of the new Penal Code, proposed by Minister Zlatanova on 21.12.2013, and adopted by the Council of Ministers on 15.01.2014, is an unpleasant surprise for the Bulgarian Helsinki Committee.
33 representatives of Azerbaijan's civil society urged the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe today to "act to guarantee human rights protection in Azerbaijan ahead of the country’s chairmanship in the Council of Europe Committee of Ministers".
The whole spectrum of human rights has been affected by austerity measures undertaken by European governments, Issue Paper published by the Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights reveals.
Azerbaijan has just gone through its worst year for human rights as it entered the New Year with dozens of political prisoners including prisoners of conscience.
Actions by Ukrainian riot police in Kiev on 30 November and 1 December 2013 resembled “a mass execution rather than a law enforcement measure”, independent report says.
More needs to be done to guarantee a level playing field for candidates and improve the electoral process, says the final report by the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) on the 9 October 2013 presidential election in Azerbaijan.
167 representatives of civil society, politicians, journalists and public figures issued a joint statement calling for the release of Anar Mammadli, the head of independent election monitoring in Azerbaijan
ADC Memorial, a leading Russian human rights organisation, was ordered by court to register as a “foreign agent” in an unprecedented civil action brought under the repressive legal regime that entered into force in November 2012.
An Index on Censorship report, "Time to step up: the EU and freedom of expression", calls upon the European Union to practice what it preaches on freedom of expression. The report criticises the EU for failing to protect whistle-blowers like Edward Snowden and not doing enough to deal with political interference into the workings of the
New investigations are needed into cases of violence against journalists and those at risk need immediate protection, according to a new ARTICLE 19 report launched today in Moscow.
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