September 20, 2019 16:55

  • According to the statistics, the armed underground in Chechnya grew much younger Young people fill the ranks of Chechen underground

    In 2015-2018, in Chechnya, the armed underground grew much younger; even children were recruited into the ranks of militants. This follows from the statistics of the "Caucasian Knot" for those killed and wounded in clashes with law enforcers and in terror acts.

July 16, 2019 00:52

  • Refugee. Photo: REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis Human rights defenders: why natives of Caucasus leave for Europe

    The practice to deport natives of Northern Caucasus to Russia contradicts the principles of the international law. People who seek asylum in Europe are victims of domestic violence and unlawful criminal prosecution, as well as those who are being harassed in their homeland for their religious beliefs. This is stated in the report prepared by human rights defender Svetlana Gannushkina, extracts from which the "Caucasian Knot" publishes.

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.

Relatives of Chechen young men shocked by secret verdict

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