July 04, 2011 21:00

  • NCFD: from January to June, 2011, 42 persons lost, 94 – wounded in 93 explosions and terror acts

    Statistics on explosions and terror acts in the North-Caucasian Federal District (NCFD) of the Russian Federation for the first half of 2011 in comparison with that for the same period of 2010 gives grounds for cautious optimism: in general for the District, the number of explosions fell from 138 to 93, the number of perished in the result of these incidents decreased almost two times, from 81 to 42 persons, and the number of wounded decreased more than three times, from 297 to 94 persons.

June 15, 2011 21:00

  • In May, 54 persons were lost in armed conflict in Northern Caucasus

    During May this year, at least 97 persons were lost and wounded in the armed conflict in Northern Caucasus, including 54 casualties and 43 injured ones. These are the results of calculations made by the "Caucasian Knot" based on its own materials and other information from open sources.

April 15, 2011 22:00

April 12, 2011 23:50

February 23, 2011 23:10

January 13, 2011 23:50

January 10, 2011 23:00

July 15, 2010 16:00

  • Frank Judd: "Situation in Chechnya affects not only locals, but the global community as a whole"

    Russian authorities have managed to isolate the Chechen Republic from western journalists and almost completely block the flow of independent information from the region. However, the commitment to act most cruelly and violently in Chechnya is in fact an evidence of Moscow's weakness; while the best way out is in improvement of social and economic life in Chechnya and launching the negotiation process. This was told in the interview to the "Caucasian Knot" by Lord Frank Judd, participant of the inter-party parliamentary group for defence of human rights of the British Parliament, former PACE's Rapporteur for Chechnya, who paid a visit to the republic as the head of the British parliamentary delegation on February 15-18, 2010.

May 03, 2010 09:00

September 29, 2009 23:00

  • FIDH President Souyer Belassen: "It is impossible to work in Chechnya because it is Russia"

    On 25 September, the president of the International Federation for Human Rights (IFHR) Souyer Belassen attended the Moscow court sitting that was considering a suit of the Chechen President Ramzan Kadyrov against the chairman of the Memorial Human Rights Center Oleg Orlov. After the sitting, the human rights activist gave her vision of this legal process and the overall situation with human rights in the Russian Federation.

July 08, 2009 14:00

  • National Reconciliation in South Ossetia

    The Commission of National Reconciliation in South Ossetia could become a vital tool for reducing tensions and finding lasting political solutions in the region, argues journalist and analyst Valeriy Dzutsev.

July 07, 2009 21:00

June 26, 2009 01:00

  • Strategic Conflict Assessment (SCA) North Caucasus

    This SCA study contains an assessment of the current conflict and cooperation dynamics in the North Caucasus with a focus on developments in the region that have taken place since the previous Strategic Reconstruction and Development Assessment (SRDA) study conducted in 2005 and updated in 2006.

June 22, 2009 15:04

  • Statement against Political Persecutions in Georgia

    The South Caucasus Network of Human Rights Defenders is extremely concerned about the arrests of activists of Georgian opposition political parties and violence used against them. These events have been continuing during last two months, starting from the kick off of the public demonstrations on 9 April 2009 and escalating recently.

June 17, 2009 11:47

  • Urgent Appeal Against the Amendments to the NGO Law of Azerbaijan

    The South Caucasus Network of Human Rights Defenders is alarmed about the draft amendments to the Law of Republic of Azerbaijan "On Non-governmental organizations (public associations and foundations)" that are due to be discussed on 19 June by the Parliament of Azerbaijan. Should these amendments be adopted as they stand, they would severely curtail freedom of association in contradiction with the Constitution of Azerbaijan, international obligations undertaken by the country, in particular obligations steaming from the European Convention on Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms, International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights and the commitments under European Union Eastern Partnership, Council of Europe and OSCE.

March 09, 2009 21:00

October 24, 2008 13:30

Relatives of Chechen young men shocked by secret verdict

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