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The 23rd Annual Session of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly opens in Baku

June 28th, 2014

The 23rd Annual Session of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly will be held in Baku, Azerbaijan, 28 June – 2 July 2014 at the Fairmont Hotel Congress Centre. Hosted by the Milli Mejlis (Parliament) of Azerbaijan, the Session will be held under the theme “Helsinki +40: Towards Human Security for All.” All meetings will take place […]

Draft resolution on the violation of the Helsinki principles by Russia is proposed to the agenda of the session of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly

June 28th, 2014

The agenda for the OSCE PA session to be held in Baku in June 28 offered an additional item and the draft resolution entitled “The obvious, gross and uncorrected violations of the Helsinki principles of the Russian Federation”, the principal author of which is Benjamin Cardin from the USA. The project noted that the OSCE […]

Annual session of the PA OSCE in Baku

June 20th, 2014

The 23rd Annual Session of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly begins in just over a week, on Saturday, 28 June at the Fairmont Hotel Congress Centre in Baku, Azerbaijan. Some 300 MPs from nearly all OSCE participating States will take part in 5 busy days of discussions, debate and decision-making — all culminating in the adoption […]

Why America must step up its role in resolving Armenian-Azerbaijani conflict

June 14th, 2014

Washington — This May marked the 20th anniversary of the cease-fire in the conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan over the Nagorna-Karabakh region. That is hardly an occasion to celebrate: This conflict remains unresolved, and in the aftermath of the Crimea conflict, is arguably both more dangerous and more relevant than ever to US interests. If […]

OSCE PA Annual Session: confidence-building in military sphere the focus of First Committee resolution

June 14th, 2014

COPENHAGEN, 13 June 2014 – Enhanced confidence-building measures in the military sphere, democratic control of countries’ armed forces and a comprehensive assessment of cyber threats are among key recommendations made by the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly’s Committee on Political Affairs and Security (First Committee) in its draft resolution for the PA’s upcoming Annual Session. The resolution, […]

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 […]

OSCE will strengthen attention to the protection of human rights defenders

June 12th, 2014

On June 10-11 a conference on “The OSCE and human rights activists” was held in Berne, Switzerland. The event was opened by the OSCE Chairman, Swiss President Didier Burkhalter. A member of the conference, the head of the Institute of Reporters Freedom and Safety (IRFS) Emin Huseynov said that the OSCE intends to adopt new […]

Press freedom at low as Azerbaijan takes Council of Europe chairmanship

June 3rd, 2014

On Wednesday, Azerbaijan will assume chairmanship of the Council of Europe Committee of Ministers. The chairmanship process is automatic; the position is rotated every six months among all of the council’s members, in alphabetical order. But Azerbaijan’s chairmanship has proven more problematic than most, as it comes at a time when the country’s fulfillment of […]

Azerbaijan: Expectations Differ Over Baku’s Council of Europe Chairmanship

June 3rd, 2014

Amid growing concern about its treatment of government critics, Azerbaijan on May 14 assumed the rotating chairmanship of the Committee of Ministers of the 47-member Council of Europe, the continent’s main human-rights body.  When Azerbaijan joined the Council of Europe (CoE) in 2001, many Azerbaijanis hoped that membership in an organization meant to promote rule […]

Head of OSCE meets with civil society in Azerbaijan

June 3rd, 2014

Swiss President and OSCE Chairman Didier Burkhalter who is on visit in Baku met with opposition leaders and representatives of NGOs. The meeting was attended by the leader of the “Musavat” Isa Gambar ; chairman of the Popular Front Party Ali Kerimli; chairman of the National Council Jamil Hasanli; executive director of the REAL  Movement […]

Open letter to OSCE Chairperson-in-Office, Swiss Foreign Minister and President of the Confederation Didier Burkhalter

June 3rd, 2014

Mr. President:  Under the leitmotif “Creating a Security Community for the Benefit of Everyone”, Switzerland wants to make a tangible contribution to, inter alia, “improving people’s lives, and strengthening the OSCE’s capacity to act”. The whole point of regional cooperation in the OSCE region is the guarantee of minimum standards of human rights protection for […]

Chief of AIDHR met with French consul in OSCE – PHOTO

May 5th, 2014

Visiting Austria on 5 May the chief of Azerbaijan Institute for Democracy and Human Rights Ahmad Shahidov has been in OSCE French Office. Chief of AIDHR met with French consul in OSCE Mr. Xavier Rey and discussed the last activity of OSCE, also spoke about the work being done to resolve the Nagornoy Karabakh conflict. […]

The 23rd Annual Session of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly opens in Baku

June 28th, 2014

The 23rd Annual Session of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly will be held in Baku, Azerbaijan, 28 June – 2 July 2014 at the Fairmont Hotel Congress Centre. Hosted by the Milli Mejlis (Parliament) of Azerbaijan, ...

Draft resolution on the violation of the Helsinki principles by Russia is proposed to the agenda of the session of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly

June 28th, 2014

The agenda for the OSCE PA session to be held in Baku in June 28 offered an additional item and the draft resolution entitled “The obvious, gross and uncorrected violations of the Helsinki principles of ...

Annual session of the PA OSCE in Baku

June 20th, 2014

The 23rd Annual Session of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly begins in just over a week, on Saturday, 28 June at the Fairmont Hotel Congress Centre in Baku, Azerbaijan. Some 300 MPs from nearly all OSCE ...

Why America must step up its role in resolving Armenian-Azerbaijani conflict

June 14th, 2014

Washington — This May marked the 20th anniversary of the cease-fire in the conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan over the Nagorna-Karabakh region. That is hardly an occasion to celebrate: This conflict remains unresolved, and in ...

OSCE PA Annual Session: confidence-building in military sphere the focus of First Committee resolution

June 14th, 2014

COPENHAGEN, 13 June 2014 – Enhanced confidence-building measures in the military sphere, democratic control of countries’ armed forces and a comprehensive assessment of cyber threats are among key recommendations made by the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly’s ...

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 ...

OSCE will strengthen attention to the protection of human rights defenders

June 12th, 2014

On June 10-11 a conference on “The OSCE and human rights activists” was held in Berne, Switzerland. The event was opened by the OSCE Chairman, Swiss President Didier Burkhalter. A member of the conference, the ...

Press freedom at low as Azerbaijan takes Council of Europe chairmanship

June 3rd, 2014

On Wednesday, Azerbaijan will assume chairmanship of the Council of Europe Committee of Ministers. The chairmanship process is automatic; the position is rotated every six months among all of the council’s members, in alphabetical order. ...

Azerbaijan: Expectations Differ Over Baku’s Council of Europe Chairmanship

June 3rd, 2014

Amid growing concern about its treatment of government critics, Azerbaijan on May 14 assumed the rotating chairmanship of the Committee of Ministers of the 47-member Council of Europe, the continent’s main human-rights body.  When Azerbaijan ...

Head of OSCE meets with civil society in Azerbaijan

June 3rd, 2014

Swiss President and OSCE Chairman Didier Burkhalter who is on visit in Baku met with opposition leaders and representatives of NGOs. The meeting was attended by the leader of the “Musavat” Isa Gambar ; chairman ...

Open letter to OSCE Chairperson-in-Office, Swiss Foreign Minister and President of the Confederation Didier Burkhalter

June 3rd, 2014

Mr. President:  Under the leitmotif “Creating a Security Community for the Benefit of Everyone”, Switzerland wants to make a tangible contribution to, inter alia, “improving people’s lives, and strengthening the OSCE’s capacity to act”. The ...

Chief of AIDHR met with French consul in OSCE – PHOTO

May 5th, 2014

Visiting Austria on 5 May the chief of Azerbaijan Institute for Democracy and Human Rights Ahmad Shahidov has been in OSCE French Office. Chief of AIDHR met with French consul in OSCE Mr. Xavier Rey ...

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