Reports and releases

Human rights violations against lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and intersex (LGBTI) people constitute a global concern.
Azerbaijan’s record on free expression has undergone a marked deterioration in the run up to its presidential election, a report of Index on Censorship says.
In a joint call, issued n the eve of the Presidential election, 22 human right organisations and press freedom campaigners warn that the failure of the government of Azerbaijan to respect human rights, including freedom of expression, undermines the democratic legitimacy of the government.
Azerbaijan's government must respect the responsibility of journalists to document events and report the views of citizens, especially in the run-up to the next week presidential election.
The state does not respect the right to the truth, says a report that summarises the monitoring of observance of human rights in connection with events in Khorog, Tajikistan, in 2012.
18 member organisations of the Civic Solidarity Platform supported a letter by Kate Watters, the executive director of Crude Accountability, with concerns about the fact.
In many OSCE participating states today, non-governmental organizations are operating in an insecure and hostile environment.
Azerbaijani authorities should immediately free long-time human rights activist and editor of Tolishi Sado newspaper, Hilal Mammadov, sentenced today to 5 years in prison following a flawed trial brought on politically motivated charges, Institute for Reporters’ Freedom and Safety said today.
Russia rejected most of the concrete and substantial recommendations done at the session of the United Nations Human Rights Council on Friday, 20 September in Geneva as the result of the second circle of the Universal Periodic Review.
Institute for Reporters’ Freedom and Safety (IRFS) has urged Azerbaijani authorities to end their crackdown on freedom of expression, following the arrest of Parviz Hashimli, an opposition journalist and rights activist in a raid by security forces.
Ahead of Sunday’s International Day of Democracy, Ambassador Janez Lenarčič, the Director of the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR), called on participating States to ensure the protection of human rights defenders.
Human Rights Club of Azerbaijan and the Polish Helsinki Foundation for Human Rights have the honour to present and to distribute the legal opinion on presidential elections in Azerbaijan.
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