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The Steering Committee of the EU-Russia Civil Society Forum (CSF) is disappointed about the insignificant progress made at the last EU-Russia Summit in Yekaterinburg on 3-4 June
Statement by Yuri Dzhibladze at the 23rd session of the UN Human Rights Council during interactive dialogue with the UN Special Rapporteur on the Human Rights Situation in Belarus.
President Aliyev’s signing the draconian amendments to the Criminal Code that make defamation over the Internet a criminal offense represent a major blow to freedom of expression in the already tightly controlled environment.
On the eve of Ukraine’s Journalist Day, 6 June, 40 human rights organizations have issued a statement expressing concern over the escalating assault on freedom of expression and reduction of other fundamental freedoms in Ukraine.<
ARTICLE 19 calls on the State Duma of the Russian Federation to reject the Draft Law Amending the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation and Some Legal Acts of the Russian Federation Aimed at Countering Insult of Religious Beliefs and Feelings of Citizens, Desecration of Religious Objects and Subjects of Worship (Pilgrimage) and Sites of Religi
The Institute for Reporters’ Freedom and Safety (IRFS) is disappointed that more than fifty U.S.
The reform of Azerbaijan’s ‘chilling’ defamation laws to prevent authorities from silencing their critics risks being derailed
The International Partnership Group for Azerbaijan (IPGA) strongly condemns a series of repressive legislative amendments that Azerbaijan’s National Assembly (Milli Majlis) adopted on 14 May 2013.
Imprisonment in many penal facilities of Belarus is a form of cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment. This is one of the main conclusions of monitoring of prison conditions in the country conducted by the Human Rights Centre Viasna.
Three United Nations independent human rights experts today expressed serious concern at the “obstructive, intimidating and stigmatizing effects” brought about by the current implementation in the Russian Federation of the law on ‘non-commercial organizations’ (NCOs), adopted on 21 November 2012 by the Duma.
A group of Azerbaijani non-governmental organizations issued a statement on recent plans of the government of the country to toughen punishment for several administrative offences.
"The state of international religious freedom is increasingly dire due to the presence of forces that fuel instability."
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