November 24, 2011 08:00

March 11, 2011 23:00

  • Statement on the Closing of the Human Rights House Azerbaijan

    On 10 March 2011, the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Azerbaijan ordered the Human Rights House Azerbaijan, partner of the international Human Rights House Network, to cease all activities immediately. According to the Ministry of Justice, in the future the Human Rights House Azerbaijan will be allowed to carry out activities only upon prior agreement with the State. The Human Rights House Network believes this measure is part of the escalated repression of the civil society in the last few weeks, in connection with the calls for pro-democracy demonstrations in March 2011.

July 30, 2010 10:00

  • Statement of Lira Kozaeva - Tskhovrebova

    Statement of Director of NGO Resource-centre of South Ossetia, Chairperson of Association of Women of South Ossetia for Democracy and Human Rights, Lira Kozaeva - Tskhovrebova

July 19, 2010 20:00

July 15, 2010 10:00

  • Parliamentary Human Rights Group (PHRG) Report, Chechnya Fact-Finding Mission

    Following the PHRG Mission to Chechnya from 15 to 19 February, this report will set out the findings of the PHRG delegates, Lord Frank Judd, Labour Peer and former Council of Europe Parliamentary Assembly Special Envoy on Chechnya 1999-2003, and Jo Swinson MP, Liberal Democrat and former Foreign Affairs Spokesperson, on the current human rights situation in Chechnya under the Presidency of Ramzan Kadyrov, as well as their recommendations for action by the international community.

July 07, 2010 23:50

  • Russian Federation: Mr. Oleg Orlov charged with criminal offence

    The Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders, a joint programme of the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) and the World Organisation Against Torture (OMCT), denounces the ongoing judicial harassment against Mr. Oleg Orlov, Chairman of the Board of the Human Rights Centre “Memorial”.

June 24, 2010 15:00

November 17, 2009 23:00

  • Regarding deterioration of freedom of expression in Azerbaijan

    The Human Rights House Network condemns the unfair sentence of the two bloggers of 11 November and deplores the deterioration of freedom of expression in Azerbaijan. We call upon the Azerbaijani authorities to take adequate measures to protect the democratic values and especially the right to freedom of expression.

November 17, 2009 20:00

  • Concerning increasing control on Azerbaijani NGOs

    The Human Rights House Foundation, the Norwegian Helsinki Committee, the Rafto Foundation, the South Caucasus Network of Human Rights Defenders and the Belarusian Human Rights House in exile in Vilnius are concerned about the noticeable tendency in Azerbaijan to put local non-governmental organisations under increased government control following the recent amendments to the NGO law. The amended law allows the government to collect information on NGOs without referring to any specific purpose articulated in this or other laws.

July 18, 2009 13:30

  • Statement Condemning the Murder of Natalia Estemirova, a Prominent Journalist and a Human Rights Defender

    The South Caucasus Network of Human Rights Defenders strongly condemns the murder of the prominent human rights defender Natalia Estemirova. On the international day of justice, July 17, we call upon the Russian authorities to conduct an immediate, thorough and impartial investigation of this case and previous murders of human rights defenders in the country. We also call upon the Russian authorities to further ensure a safe and enabling environment for human rights defenders in their country.

July 18, 2009 13:00

July 16, 2009 17:00

  • NORWEGIAN HELSINKI COMMITTEE: In Memory of Natalia Estemirova

    Today, on July 15, 2009, our esteemed colleague and friend Natalia Estemirova of the Memorial Human Rights Centre was found murdered in Ingushetia. She had apparently been killed by one or more gun shots to the head. Natalia leaves behind a daughter of 16.

July 16, 2009 16:50

Relatives of Chechen young men shocked by secret verdict

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