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“There are equal political opportunities for everyone in Azerbaijan” – Ahmad Shahidov criticized double standards towards Azerbaijan at the OSCE Warsaw Meeting

September 13th, 2017

On September 13, the Human Dimension Implementation Meeting (HDIM) of OSCE participating States, organized by OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) continued its work in Warsaw, Poland. Representatives of OSCE participating States, OSCE institutions, and OSCE executive structures, representatives of inter-governmental organizations, legal professionals, representatives of civil society and researchers from 57 participating States […]

Ahmad Shahidov spoke about the democratic reforms and elections in South Caucasus at the OSCE Warsaw Meeting

September 12th, 2017

On September 11, the Human Dimension Implementation Meeting (HDIM) of OSCE participating States, organized by OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) started its work in Warsaw, Poland. Representatives of OSCE participating States, OSCE institutions, and OSCE executive structures, representatives of inter-governmental organizations, legal professionals, representatives of civil society and researchers from 57 participating States […]

“German correspondent Chase Winter, who supports terror act in Istanbul, must be punished” – Ahmad Shahidov raised the issue at the OSCE

December 13th, 2016

Human rights defender Ahmad Shahidov spoke about the Istanbul terror act in OSCE meeting on the topic of “Propaganda of hatred in the media: self-regulation & journalism ethics” On December 13-14, OSCE Media Conference “Propaganda of hatred in the media: self-regulation & journalism ethics”, organized by the Office of the OSCE Representative on Freedom of […]

AIDHR report on the National Council’s protest rally on April 5

April 6th, 2015

Azerbaijani Institute for Democracy and Human Rights (AIDHR) carried out monitoring of 5th April’s protest rally As informed early, an authorised protest rally took place in “Mahsul” stadium which locates in Yasamal District, Baku on April 5. The rally that organised by the National Council commenced at 03; 00pm and continued until 05; 00pm. In […]

AIDHR conducts monitoring on the National Council‘s demonstration to be held on 5 April

April 3rd, 2015

Ahmad Shahidov: “I will make a reporting speech on state of freedoms of peaceful assembly in Azerbaijan during the OSCE forthcoming meeting to be held 16-17 April” Members of Azerbaijani Institute for Democracy and Human Rights (AIDHR) will monitor National Council‘s demonstration which is scheduled on 5 April. Protesters, condition created for them to exercise […]

U.S. voices concerns over the deteriorating situation for civil society, media in Azerbaijan

March 23rd, 2015

Washington remains concerned about the deteriorating situation for civil society in Azerbaijan, including journalists and media outlets, US Ambassador Daniel Baer, US Representative to the OSCE, noted in his recent statement delivered to the organization’s Permanent Council. “We urge Azerbaijan to adhere to its commitments and to respect the rights of individuals, including those working […]

Situation in Azerbaijan to Be Discussed in Washington

January 5th, 2015

Hearings on the situation in Azerbaijan will be held in Washington D.C. on January 12. The discussion entitled “Silencing independent voices in Azerbaijan” is organized by the National Endowment for Democracy (NED). As noted in the statement on its website, unprecedented repression against opposition-minded people is taking place in Azerbaijan. Arrests of journalists, human rights […]

Parliament tightens the requirements for foreign donors

October 19th, 2014

The Milli Majlis amended the legislation on NGOs introducing toughened conditions for the activities of foreign donors. In particular, amendments were adopted to the laws “On the non-governmental organizations (public associations and foundations)” and “On Grants.” Thus, the new wording of Article 24.2 of the Law “On NGOs” reads that the work and services provided […]

The public interest should not violate the freedom of expression – expert

August 30th, 2014

The escalation of tension on the front at the beginning of August showed a lack of willingness of many Azerbaijani media to work in an emergency. This is especially evident in the dissemination of information to the frontline when publications often revealed details about the deployment of troops and equipment moving. Such an opinion in […]

Azerbaijani Foreign Ministry: Washington should not dictate us

August 29th, 2014

Statement by the Press Secretary of the Department of State on Azerbaijan on August 27 and 28, are not justified and are not acceptable, stated Foreign Ministry’s spokesman Elman Abdullayev. “Such statements have political character, and are an attempt to exert political pressure and interference in the internal affairs of Azerbaijan. This statement does not […]

UN experts concerned with the problems of civil society in Azerbaijan

August 28th, 2014

Economic Development of Azerbaijan should be based on human rights and open dialogue. This is the general opinion of the members of the UN Working Group on Business and Human Rights, who visited Azerbaijan to study the human rights situation in the field of business. During a 10-day visit, the guests met in Baku and […]

IRFS shames the Council of Europe

August 25th, 2014

The Institute for Reporters’ Freedom and Safety (IRFS) stated that it is in shock after a near-fatal attack on the well-known journalist Ilgar Nasibov in Azerbaijan. With this attack, which was particularly shocking in its violence, the alarming deterioration of human rights record has reached the point of no-return. According to the statement, a journalist […]

IRFS: The Council of Europe must not condone human rights abuses

August 18th, 2014

The Institute for Reporters’ Freedom and Safety (IRFS) condemns in the strongest possible terms the Azerbaijani government’s unprecedented attacks on independent human rights activists and organizations. The Council of Europe must not condone this frantic crackdown;  as well as Azerbaijan’s chairmanship over this body should be cancelled until the regime has put its house in […]

Flash mob to support human rights activist Rasul Jafarov

August 18th, 2014

A rally to support  the arrested human rights activist Rasul Jafarov took place in the city of Sheki on the occasion of his 30th birthday. The rally was held in front of the ancient fortress of Sheki, in front of the medieval dungeon, according to the Azerbaijani service of “Radio Liberty”. Activists raised placards in support […]

RWB: Campaign targets include major media support NGOs

August 18th, 2014

The Azerbaijani government has been waging an unprecedented drive since July against human rights advocates, independent journalists, and their supporters. On 14 May, Azerbaijan assumed the chairmanship of the Council of Europe’s ministerial committee. Recent events make clear that the country is the most repressive of the council’s 47 members. A number of media-support organizations […]

“There are equal political opportunities for everyone in Azerbaijan” – Ahmad Shahidov criticized double standards towards Azerbaijan at the OSCE Warsaw Meeting

September 13th, 2017

On September 13, the Human Dimension Implementation Meeting (HDIM) of OSCE participating States, organized by OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) continued its work in Warsaw, Poland. Representatives of OSCE participating States, OSCE institutions, ...

Ahmad Shahidov spoke about the democratic reforms and elections in South Caucasus at the OSCE Warsaw Meeting

September 12th, 2017

On September 11, the Human Dimension Implementation Meeting (HDIM) of OSCE participating States, organized by OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) started its work in Warsaw, Poland. Representatives of OSCE participating States, OSCE institutions, ...

“German correspondent Chase Winter, who supports terror act in Istanbul, must be punished” – Ahmad Shahidov raised the issue at the OSCE

December 13th, 2016

Human rights defender Ahmad Shahidov spoke about the Istanbul terror act in OSCE meeting on the topic of “Propaganda of hatred in the media: self-regulation & journalism ethics” On December 13-14, OSCE Media Conference “Propaganda ...

AIDHR report on the National Council’s protest rally on April 5

April 6th, 2015

Azerbaijani Institute for Democracy and Human Rights (AIDHR) carried out monitoring of 5th April’s protest rally As informed early, an authorised protest rally took place in “Mahsul” stadium which locates in Yasamal District, Baku on ...

AIDHR conducts monitoring on the National Council‘s demonstration to be held on 5 April

April 3rd, 2015

Ahmad Shahidov: “I will make a reporting speech on state of freedoms of peaceful assembly in Azerbaijan during the OSCE forthcoming meeting to be held 16-17 April” Members of Azerbaijani Institute for Democracy and Human ...

U.S. voices concerns over the deteriorating situation for civil society, media in Azerbaijan

March 23rd, 2015

Washington remains concerned about the deteriorating situation for civil society in Azerbaijan, including journalists and media outlets, US Ambassador Daniel Baer, US Representative to the OSCE, noted in his recent statement delivered to the organization’s ...

Situation in Azerbaijan to Be Discussed in Washington

January 5th, 2015

Hearings on the situation in Azerbaijan will be held in Washington D.C. on January 12. The discussion entitled “Silencing independent voices in Azerbaijan” is organized by the National Endowment for Democracy (NED). As noted in ...

Parliament tightens the requirements for foreign donors

October 19th, 2014

The Milli Majlis amended the legislation on NGOs introducing toughened conditions for the activities of foreign donors. In particular, amendments were adopted to the laws “On the non-governmental organizations (public associations and foundations)” and “On ...

The public interest should not violate the freedom of expression – expert

August 30th, 2014

The escalation of tension on the front at the beginning of August showed a lack of willingness of many Azerbaijani media to work in an emergency. This is especially evident in the dissemination of information ...

Azerbaijani Foreign Ministry: Washington should not dictate us

August 29th, 2014

Statement by the Press Secretary of the Department of State on Azerbaijan on August 27 and 28, are not justified and are not acceptable, stated Foreign Ministry’s spokesman Elman Abdullayev. “Such statements have political character, ...

UN experts concerned with the problems of civil society in Azerbaijan

August 28th, 2014

Economic Development of Azerbaijan should be based on human rights and open dialogue. This is the general opinion of the members of the UN Working Group on Business and Human Rights, who visited Azerbaijan to ...

IRFS shames the Council of Europe

August 25th, 2014

The Institute for Reporters’ Freedom and Safety (IRFS) stated that it is in shock after a near-fatal attack on the well-known journalist Ilgar Nasibov in Azerbaijan. With this attack, which was particularly shocking in its ...

IRFS: The Council of Europe must not condone human rights abuses

August 18th, 2014

The Institute for Reporters’ Freedom and Safety (IRFS) condemns in the strongest possible terms the Azerbaijani government’s unprecedented attacks on independent human rights activists and organizations. The Council of Europe must not condone this frantic ...

Flash mob to support human rights activist Rasul Jafarov

August 18th, 2014

A rally to support  the arrested human rights activist Rasul Jafarov took place in the city of Sheki on the occasion of his 30th birthday. The rally was held in front of the ancient fortress of ...

RWB: Campaign targets include major media support NGOs

August 18th, 2014

The Azerbaijani government has been waging an unprecedented drive since July against human rights advocates, independent journalists, and their supporters. On 14 May, Azerbaijan assumed the chairmanship of the Council of Europe’s ministerial committee. Recent ...

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