FIDH/HRCA: Deteriorating human rights situation in Azerbaijan


2012-05-18 19:44:29  | Azerbaijan  |   Human Rights | 816   
Ahead of the Eurovision (22 to 26 May 2012), International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) and its member organisation, the Human Rights Center of Azerbaijan (HRCA) publish a briefing

Amnesty International: Azerbaijani opposition activist freed as pre-Eurovision hunger strike begins


2012-05-16 19:59:09  | Azerbaijan  |   Human Rights | 792   
Seventeen Azerbaijani prisoners of conscience must be released immediately, Amnesty International said as 11 people jailed for their role in anti-government protests last year launched a hunger strike on

Amnesty International: Azerbaijan's police violently disperse peaceful rallies ahead of Eurovision


2012-05-14 22:27:34  | Azerbaijan  |   Human Rights | 621   
Azerbaijan must immediately halt the police use of violence to suppress freedom of expression, Amnesty International said after two separate peaceful protests were broken up by police in the

Azerbaijan: Journalists brutally attacked as Eurovision crackdown continues


2012-04-18 21:12:45  | Azerbaijan  |   Human Rights | 701   
A violent assault on journalists who tried to film illegal house demolitions on the outskirts of Azerbaijan’s capital Baku on Wednesday must be thoroughly and impartially investigated by the

Ombudsman presented his Office’s Human Rights Strategies for 2012-2017


2012-04-04 19:47:20  | Armenia  |   Human Rights | 619   
On April 4 Ombudsman of Armenia received ambassadors, heads and representatives of diplomatic missions and international organizations operating in Armenia at a round-table presentation of the findings of the

Defender’s assessment of the developments in the activities of the RA National Commission on Television and Radio (NCTR) in 2011


2012-03-26 15:47:57  | Armenia  |   Human Rights | 522   
Shortcomings and problems identified • Especially in case of various infringement of the law in television broadcasting, including lack of pluralism, violations of advertising law, not fulfilling the requirements

Defender’s assessment of the developments in the activities of the RA Ministry of Defense in 2011


2012-03-26 13:00:40  | Armenia  |   Human Rights | 991   
Shortcomings and problems identified • Some cases of deaths occurred in the RA Armed Forces were conditioned by the problems resulting from non statutory relations and insufficient effectiveness of

ODIHR Director, OSCE Chairmanship representatives welcome French investigation of anti-Semitic and racial motives in Toulouse shootings


2012-03-20 21:12:59  |   |   Human Rights | 398   
BISHKEK, 20 March – Ambassador Janez Lenar?i?, the Director of the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR), today condemned the attack that killed four people outside

Azerbaijan must investigate smear campaign against Radio Free Europe reporter


2012-03-15 22:55:19  | Azerbaijan  |   Human Rights | 707   
A smear campaign against an Azeri investigative journalist must be investigated after an intimate video recording appeared online, Amnesty International said. Radio Free Europe reporter Khadija Ismayilova has been investigating

Amnesty International: Azerbaijani youth activists beaten and detained at peaceful protest


2012-03-06 22:17:53  | Azerbaijan  |   Human Rights | 624   
The Azerbaijani authorities must launch an immediate investigation into the beating of four youth activists by police officers during and after a peaceful protest in the capital Baku today,

FIDH and CSI demand fair trial and independent investigation in the Stepan Hovakimyan and Vahram Kerobyan cases


2012-02-22 20:04:27  | Armenia  |   Human Rights | 426   
International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) and Civil Society Institute (CSI) Press release Armenia http://www.fidh.org/FIDH-and-CSI-demand-fair-trial-and Paris, Yerevan, 22 February 2012 - Two years have passed since Stepan Hovakimyan was charged on 6

Amnesty International: The unsavoury human rights record of 2012 Eurovision host Azerbaijan


2012-02-20 19:42:52  | Azerbaijan  |   Human Rights | 553   
Ahead of the 2012 Eurovision singing competition in Baku, Amnesty International is urging host Azerbaijan to address the unsavoury truth of its record on human rights and release 16

Concern raised over Kyrgyzstan Prison conditions


2012-01-26 12:59:08  |   |   Human Rights | 289   
COPENHAGEN, 26 January 2012 – Matteo Mecacci, Chair of the OSCE PA human rights committee today called for respect of human rights and easing of conditions in Kyrgyzstan prisons

Human Rights Watch Says Turkish Court Protects Dink’s Killers


2012-01-20 16:10:42  |   |   Human Rights | 311   
ISTANBUL—A Turkish court’s verdict on January 17, that there was no state involvement or organized plot behind the 2007 shooting of the Turkish Armenian journalist Hrant Dink is a

Armenian National Assembly and EU Advisory Group co-organise Parliamentary Hearing on the Draft Law on Gender Equality


2012-01-19 17:29:06  | Armenia  |   Human Rights | 328   
On 19 January 2012, the Standing Committee on Protection of Human Rights and Public Affairs and the Standing Committee on European Integration of the National Assembly (NA) of the

The European Court renders two judgments—further protecting the rights of conscientious objectors


2012-01-13 11:34:26  |   |   Human Rights | 423   
STRASBOURG, France—On January 10, 2012, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) released two new judgments protecting the right of conscientious objectors in the cases of Bukharatyan v. Armenia

AAA: Assembly Participates in Religious Freedom Event on Capitol Hill


2011-12-16 12:32:05  |   |   Human Rights | 252   
Washington, DC - Last month, the Armenian Assembly of America (Assembly), the Eastern Diocese of the Armenian Church of America, and the Knights of Vartan Ani Lodge, joined Members

Global Journalists’ Community Joins IFJ Affiliate to Mark Memorial Day for Dead Colleagues in Russia


2011-12-14 18:36:06  |   |   Human Rights | 447   
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and its European group, the European Federation of Journalist (EFJ), today expressed solidarity with Russian colleagues, as the Russian Union of Journalists (RUJ)

The European Union celebrates Human Rights Day in Armenia


2011-12-12 11:44:11  | Armenia  |   Human Rights | 465   
On 10 December, the European Union marks Human Rights Day and acknowledges the work of human rights defenders worldwide. Respect for human rights is among the cornerstones of the

Amnesty International: Azerbaijan fails again to ensure justice for Jabbar Savalan


2011-11-29 19:57:18  |   |   Human Rights | 358   
Amnesty International reiterates its call for the immediate release of Jabbar Savalan after today’s decision of Azerbaijan’s Supreme Court to uphold the conviction of the twenty year-old political activist

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