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Center to Resist Repression (CRR) starts its activity

12 June 2014

The first working session of  the CRR, established at the Institute for Peace and Democracy (IPD) was held on Wednesday. The meeting held with  participation of civil society activists, family members of political prisoners and former political prisoners, was closed to the press. Leyla Yunus explained Turan that the Centre in its activities uses methods […]

The court does not change the measure of restraint for Emil Mamedov

12 June 2014

On June 11 Salyan District Courtdid not change the measure of restraint – arrest for  a local human rights activist Emil Mammadov, who runs the NGO “Promotion of Democracy.” The Court dismissed the application for replacement of arrest to house arrest, told public alliance of political prisoners. Mamedov was arrested on  May 13 on charges […]

Freedom House: Situation in the post Soviet are is worsening

10 June 2014

In a new report, Freedom House highlights Russia’s pivotal role in a decade-long decline in democracy among the countries of the post-Soviet sphere. The report, Nations in Transit 2014, shows Russia as the model and inspiration for policies leading to a retreat from free institutions throughout Eurasia and bringing the region to a new, alarming […]

Ex-deputy complains about discrimination

10 June 2014

On Tuesday ex-deputy Hajibaba Asimov  held a press conference at the Media Center IRFS due to discrimination against deputies who signed the October 18, 1991 Act of Independence of Azerbaijan. He believes that  there is a threat to the independence of Azerbaijan, which comes from Russia and pro-Russian officials  of the “five column,” which  are many […]

U.S. Helsinki Commission to hold hearing on Azerbaijan

10 June 2014

The Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe (U.S. Helsinki Commission) announced the following hearing: The Security, Economic and Human Rights Dimensions of US-Azerbaijan Relations Wednesday, June 11, 2014 10:00 am Room 432 of the Russell Senate Office Building The Republic of Azerbaijan has been an ally of the United States since its independence in […]

US diplomat: “Baku’s constricting space for civil society is a threat to comprehensive security across the region”

06 June 2014

The US on Thursday urged Azerbaijani government to “live up to its international commitments to respect freedom of association and assembly, freedom of expression and freedom of conscience,” TURAN’s Washington correspondent reports. The statement called “Ongoing Human Rights Violations in Azerbaijan” was delivered by the US Political Counselor to OSCE Christopher Robinson at the organization’s […]

Dispatches: The High Price of Activism in Azerbaijan

03 June 2014

Azerbaijan’s justice system once again turned into a political tool of repression this week when a Baku court sentenced Anar Mammadli, an independent election monitoring group leader, and two of his colleagues to lengthy prison terms to stop their activism. As a chairman of the Election Monitoring and Democracy Studies Center (EMDS) since 2001, Mammadli […]

Civil society At the heart of the Eastern Partnership, promoting democratic values

03 June 2014

Civil society organisations play a crucial role within their societies in providing policy input, developing new initiatives and in holding governments accountable for their actions. They are major actors in promoting democracy and human rights, the rule of law, good governance and sustainable economic and social development, says EuropeAid Neighbourhood Director Dr Michael Köhler in […]

Center to Resist Repression (CRR) starts its activity

12 June 2014

The first working session of  the CRR, established at the Institute for Peace and Democracy (IPD) was held on Wednesday. The meeting held with  participation of civil society activists, family members of political prisoners and ...

The court does not change the measure of restraint for Emil Mamedov

12 June 2014

On June 11 Salyan District Courtdid not change the measure of restraint – arrest for  a local human rights activist Emil Mammadov, who runs the NGO “Promotion of Democracy.” The Court dismissed the application for ...

Freedom House: Situation in the post Soviet are is worsening

10 June 2014

In a new report, Freedom House highlights Russia’s pivotal role in a decade-long decline in democracy among the countries of the post-Soviet sphere. The report, Nations in Transit 2014, shows Russia as the model and ...

Ex-deputy complains about discrimination

10 June 2014

On Tuesday ex-deputy Hajibaba Asimov  held a press conference at the Media Center IRFS due to discrimination against deputies who signed the October 18, 1991 Act of Independence of Azerbaijan. He believes that  there is a ...

U.S. Helsinki Commission to hold hearing on Azerbaijan

10 June 2014

The Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe (U.S. Helsinki Commission) announced the following hearing: The Security, Economic and Human Rights Dimensions of US-Azerbaijan Relations Wednesday, June 11, 2014 10:00 am Room 432 of the ...

US diplomat: “Baku’s constricting space for civil society is a threat to comprehensive security across the region”

06 June 2014

The US on Thursday urged Azerbaijani government to “live up to its international commitments to respect freedom of association and assembly, freedom of expression and freedom of conscience,” TURAN’s Washington correspondent reports. The statement called ...

Dispatches: The High Price of Activism in Azerbaijan

03 June 2014

Azerbaijan’s justice system once again turned into a political tool of repression this week when a Baku court sentenced Anar Mammadli, an independent election monitoring group leader, and two of his colleagues to lengthy prison ...

Civil society At the heart of the Eastern Partnership, promoting democratic values

03 June 2014

Civil society organisations play a crucial role within their societies in providing policy input, developing new initiatives and in holding governments accountable for their actions. They are major actors in promoting democracy and human rights, ...

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