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New EU Special Representative for the South Caucasus

June 13th, 2014

The German diplomat Herbert Salber has been appointed as new EU Special Representative for the South Caucasus. This was reported on June 12 by the EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Catherine Ashton, who represented Salber to a new position. “I’m glad to announce the appointment of Ambassador Herbert Salber to this […]

The verdict on Mammadli and his colleagues appealed

June 13th, 2014

The verdict on the head of the Election Monitoring and Democracy Studies Center (EMDSC) Anar Mammadli and two other activists, Bashir Suleymanli and Elnur Mammadov, has been appealed. The lawyer Javad Javadli told Turan. The appeal raises the question of justification of all prisoners. The lawyers also intend to apply for a repeated judicial investigation, […]

Human rights activist Elshan Hasanov arrested for conducting photo shoots

June 13th, 2014

The Coordinator of the Public Alliance Azerbaijan without Political Prisoners, the former “prisoner of conscience” Elshan Hasanov June 12 was detained by police at about 18:00 near the metro station Koroglu and released after 2.5 hours. Hasanov reported he was detained when he was taking photos of the fencing installed on the underpass in the […]

Will civil society make the Accounting Chamber functionally fit?

June 12th, 2014

Today at the Four Seasons Hotel hosted a conference on the results of the project “System for effective control of public funds,” the organizational and financial support of the European Union. It was organized by five local non-governmental organizations. Key issues were addressed Accounting Chamber of Azerbaijan (ACA). However, if the pilot in January dialogue […]

Reaction in Baku to the hearing in the U.S. Helsinki Commission

June 12th, 2014

Despite absence of official reaction to yesterday’s hearing of the Helsinki Commission of the U.S. Congress, a number of pro-government officials expressed their attitude. In particular, members of the Milli Majlis, Rasim Musabayov and Asim Mollazade commented on the positive and negative aspects of hearings. According to Rasim Musabayov, Azerbaijan is not so dependent on […]

Supreme Court partially upheld complaint by Hilal Mamedov

June 12th, 2014

The Board for administrative and economic affairs of the Supreme Court, under the chairmanship of Kamaleddin Badalov held June 12 consideration of the appeal from the editor of Tolyshi Sado Hilal Mamedovn about a violation of the presumption of innocence on the part of the Interior Ministry and the Prosecutor General. In a joint press […]

Consideration of cassation appeal from Hilal Mamedov postponed

June 12th, 2014

Scheduled for June 12, the Supreme Court consideration of the cassation appeal from the editor of the newspaper Tolyshi Sado Hilal Mamedov, sentenced to 5 years in prison, has been postponed. The reason was the absence of Mamedov at the meeting. The meeting began with the defense solicited about it, but the judge Inglab Nasirov […]

“Azerbaijan is moving in the wrong direction,” Helsinki Commission hearing urged Baku to refrain from further repressions

June 12th, 2014

The US Congressional Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe, known as the Helsinki Commission, on Wednesday, June 11, strongly urged the Azerbaijani government to fulfill its obligations on human rights and greater democracy, instead of heading further towards authoritarianism: “We consider Azerbaijan an important friend and partner in the region and that means we […]

Freedom House: Azerbaijan – the situation is hopeless

June 12th, 2014

The human rights organization Freedom House has published a progress report on the situation of freedom in the world. In the section devoted to Azerbaijan, it is said that the country is ruled by an authoritarian regime, characterized by intolerance of dissent and disregard for civil liberties and political rights. With the advent of Ilham […]

AIDHR Statement: “Investigation on Farahim Ilgaroglu’s case does not fulfill expectations”

June 6th, 2014

Azerbaijani Institute for Democracy and Human Rights informed its European colleagues on the case As for information, Farahim Ilgaroglu Gasimov, correspondent of daily “Yeni Musavat” was assaulted and beaten by an unknown man or men in front of the building where he lived on April 25, 2014. While reviewing video record of incident it became […]

AIDHR: “Every two hours a child dies in Azerbaijan” – Report

June 1st, 2014

35 children committed suicide in Azerbaijan within only 2004 The International Day for Protection of Children is celebrated today. It was on June 5, 1950 during the International Women’s Conference organized by the United Nations General Assembly that proposals were made aiming to ensure children’s rights. On the same day 1st of June was declared […]

New EU Special Representative for the South Caucasus

June 13th, 2014

The German diplomat Herbert Salber has been appointed as new EU Special Representative for the South Caucasus. This was reported on June 12 by the EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Catherine ...

The verdict on Mammadli and his colleagues appealed

June 13th, 2014

The verdict on the head of the Election Monitoring and Democracy Studies Center (EMDSC) Anar Mammadli and two other activists, Bashir Suleymanli and Elnur Mammadov, has been appealed. The lawyer Javad Javadli told Turan. The ...

Human rights activist Elshan Hasanov arrested for conducting photo shoots

June 13th, 2014

The Coordinator of the Public Alliance Azerbaijan without Political Prisoners, the former “prisoner of conscience” Elshan Hasanov June 12 was detained by police at about 18:00 near the metro station Koroglu and released after 2.5 ...

Will civil society make the Accounting Chamber functionally fit?

June 12th, 2014

Today at the Four Seasons Hotel hosted a conference on the results of the project “System for effective control of public funds,” the organizational and financial support of the European Union. It was organized by ...

Reaction in Baku to the hearing in the U.S. Helsinki Commission

June 12th, 2014

Despite absence of official reaction to yesterday’s hearing of the Helsinki Commission of the U.S. Congress, a number of pro-government officials expressed their attitude. In particular, members of the Milli Majlis, Rasim Musabayov and Asim ...

Supreme Court partially upheld complaint by Hilal Mamedov

June 12th, 2014

The Board for administrative and economic affairs of the Supreme Court, under the chairmanship of Kamaleddin Badalov held June 12 consideration of the appeal from the editor of Tolyshi Sado Hilal Mamedovn about a violation ...

Consideration of cassation appeal from Hilal Mamedov postponed

June 12th, 2014

Scheduled for June 12, the Supreme Court consideration of the cassation appeal from the editor of the newspaper Tolyshi Sado Hilal Mamedov, sentenced to 5 years in prison, has been postponed. The reason was the ...

“Azerbaijan is moving in the wrong direction,” Helsinki Commission hearing urged Baku to refrain from further repressions

June 12th, 2014

The US Congressional Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe, known as the Helsinki Commission, on Wednesday, June 11, strongly urged the Azerbaijani government to fulfill its obligations on human rights and greater democracy, instead ...

Freedom House: Azerbaijan – the situation is hopeless

June 12th, 2014

The human rights organization Freedom House has published a progress report on the situation of freedom in the world. In the section devoted to Azerbaijan, it is said that the country is ruled by an ...

AIDHR Statement: “Investigation on Farahim Ilgaroglu’s case does not fulfill expectations”

June 6th, 2014

Azerbaijani Institute for Democracy and Human Rights informed its European colleagues on the case As for information, Farahim Ilgaroglu Gasimov, correspondent of daily “Yeni Musavat” was assaulted and beaten by an unknown man or men ...

AIDHR: “Every two hours a child dies in Azerbaijan” – Report

June 1st, 2014

35 children committed suicide in Azerbaijan within only 2004 The International Day for Protection of Children is celebrated today. It was on June 5, 1950 during the International Women’s Conference organized by the United Nations ...

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