IFJ Denounces Extreme Levels of Violence Faced by Women Journalists Worldwide


2011-11-24 21:04:10  |   |   Human Rights | 423   
In a letter addressed to UN General Secretary Ban Ki-Moon to mark International Day on the Elimination of violence against women and girls, the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ)

Outrage and indignation: FIDH Vice-President, Ales Bialiatski, sentenced to 4 and a half years imprisonment under strict regime


2011-11-24 20:49:13  |   |   Human Rights | 441   
Minsk-Paris, 24 November 2011 - Today, Ales Bialiatski, FIDH Vice-President and President of the Belarusian Human Rights Center “Viasna” (Viasna), was sentenced to four and a half years strict

Amnesty International: International community must act on Azerbaijan crackdown


"We want an end of corruption, we want to be free, we want our future" Azerbaijani activist
2011-11-16 09:05:35  |   |   Human Rights | 413   
The international community must not turn a blind eye to human rights violations in Azerbaijan, Amnesty International said today in a new report cataloguing a clampdown on dissent since

According to the report by USA State Department Azerbaijan doesn’t struggle against trafficking


2011-06-29 15:02:34  | USA  |   Human Rights | 453   
In the annual report 2011 on human trafficking by the USA State Department it was mentioned that in Azerbaijan women, men and children are are subjected to forced labor,

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton's "Trafficking in Persons Report" is published


2011-06-29 13:31:04  | USA  |   Human Rights | 383   
Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton announced the release of the 11th annual "Trafficking in Persons Report" at the Department of State on Monday, June 27, 2011 at 2:30

RA authorities are called to found an institute which will review the cases of people sentenced to life imprisonment


2011-06-03 19:17:21  | Armenia  |   Human Rights | 401   
During the discussion titled “The problems of people sentenced to life imprisonment in Armenia” organized by the Helsinki Committee of Armenia, nearly 30 representatives signed a declaration directed to

FIDH and CSI welcome the release of political prisoners in Armenia


2011-05-31 18:12:16  |   |   Human Rights | 456   
The International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) and its member organisation in Armenia, Civil Society Institute (CSI) welcome the release of political prisoners in Armenia. On May 26, 2011, National

FIDH calls on to carry out new investigation of circumstances of Levon Gulyan’s death


2011-05-11 15:20:43  | Armenia  |   Human Rights | 254   
FIDH and Civil Soceity Institute call on to carry out new, independent and unprejudiced investigation of circumstances of RA citizen Levon Gulyan’s death and to punish the transgressers. The

RA Human Rights Defender's Address to Judges


2011-04-01 16:30:22  | Armenia  |   Human Rights | 346   
Honorable judge, As a result of amendments made to the RA Criminal Code on May 18 2010 defamation and insult were decriminalized; whilst the order and terms of compensation of damages

Amnesty International Press Release: Azerbaijan must halt crackdown on protest organisers


2011-03-07 21:34:04  |   |   Human Rights | 235   
7 March 2011 Amnesty International is calling on Azerbaijan’s authorities to immediately end their crackdown on activists preparing for a March 11 protest inspired by recent events in the

IFJ Calls for End to Violence against Journalists in Egypt


2011-01-28 14:50:05  | Belgium  |   Human Rights | 321   
28 January 2011- The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) today accused security forces in Egypt of indiscriminate violence after scores of journalists were forcibly detained and beaten during recent

THE CHAMPIONS OF HUMAN RIGHTS


2010-12-09 14:55:25  | USA  |   Human Rights | 347   
On December 10, Human Rights Day, we celebrate the brave human rights advocates, some famous, many unknown, who speak out against discrimination, exclusion and inequality. These human rights defenders

Human Rights Day statement by UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay


2010-12-09 14:45:23  | USA  |   Human Rights | 288   
When it comes to human rights, we sometimes forget how much we owe to others – the hundreds of thousands of unsung heroes, known collectively as human rights defenders.

UNITED NATIONS. THE SECRETARY-GENERAL MESSAGE ON HUMAN RIGHTS DAY


2010-12-09 14:33:00  | USA  |   Human Rights | 296   
Human rights are the foundation of freedom, peace, development and justice -- and the heart of the work of the United Nations around the world. Laws to protect and promote

RA Ombudsman Meets Diplomatic Corps Representatives


2010-11-26 11:30:14  | Armenia  |   Human Rights | 257   
YEREVAN, NOVEMBER 26, NOYAN TAPAN. On November 25, RA Ombudsman Armen Harutyunyan met with representatives of diplomatic corps and international organizations. During the meeting, the Armenian Ombudsman presented the

PRISONERS WENT ON HUNGER STRIKE IN FEMALE COLONY


2010-11-22 19:06:58  | Georgia  |   Human Rights | 341   
TBILISI, NOVEMBER 22, NOYAN TAPAN. By the information of "Solidarity with the illegal prisoners", the inmates went on a hunger strike in the Tbilisi female prison. According

OSCE supports increased civil oversight of Armenia’s armed forces


2010-10-29 14:22:08  | Armenia  |   Human Rights | 175   
YEREVAN, 28 October 2010 – An OSCE-supported survey on human rights situation in Armenia’s armed forces was presented at the Armenian Human Rights Defender’s Office today. The survey conducted by

10 October, 2010 - European Day against Death Penalty


2010-10-10 20:02:50  |   |   Human Rights | 329   
STRASBOURG, OCTOBER 10, NOYAN TAPAN. Joint Council of Europe / European Union declaration: To mark the European Day against the Death Penalty and the World Day against the

UNITED NATIONS. STATEMENT BY THE WORKING GROUP ON
ARBITRARY DETENTION UPON CONCLUSION OF ITS MISSION TO THE
REPUBLIC OF ARMENIA


2010-09-16 13:48:00  | Armenia  |   Human Rights | 276   
(6-15 SEPTEMBER 2010) The Working Group on Arbitrary Detention of the United Nations Human Rights Council conducted a country mission to

UN EXPERT ON INTERNALLY DISPLACED TO VISIT CAUCASUS


2010-09-13 11:45:58  |   |   Human Rights | 268   
GENEVA, SEPTEMBER 13, NOYAN TAPAN. The Representative of the Secretary-General on the Human Rights of Internally Displaced Persons, Professor Walter Kaelin, will carry out a follow-up visit to

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