As the Hungarian Government meets today representatives from Norway, Iceland and Lichtenstein to discuss the European Economic Area Grants, the Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders, an FIDH-OMCT joint programme, expresses its deep concern that the Hungarian government is alarmingly shrinking the space of civil society by hind
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.