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.
The Civic Solidarity Platform, a coalition of over 50 human rights NGOs in Europe, the former Soviet Union and North America, is gravely concerned about the recent acts of intimidation and harassment targeting well-known Azerbaijani human
Civil society of Azerbaijan urge the Council of Europe to take Azerbaijan to task for its failure to protect basic human rights.
Civil society of Azerbaijan strongly condemns the detention on fabricated charges of the head of the "Intelligent Citizen" Awareness Center Hasan Huseynli and calls for his immediate release.
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.
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.
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".
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.
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.
We, representatives of Azerbaijan’s civil society, condemn the Azerbaijani authorities for keeping Election Monitoring and Democracy Studies Center Director, human rights defender Anar Mammadli in pretrial detention through a December 23 Baku Appeals Court decision.