IBAHRI condemns punishment of human rights lawyer by Azerbaijani Bar Association

As a co-signatory of an open letter to the Presidium of the Azerbaijani Bar Association, the International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) condemns the disproportionate disciplinary measures taken against Azerbaijani human rights lawyer Shahla Humbatova. The letter, co-signed by prominent international human rights organisations Civil Rights Defenders, Freedom House, the International Partnership for Human Rights and Lawyers for Lawyers, calls for the Azerbaijani…

EMDS issued the preliminary report on the 23 December Municipal Elections in Azerbaijan

Election Monitoring and Democracy Studies Centre carried out the long-term observation of the 23 December 2019 Municipal Elections in Azerbaijan covering all stages of the electoral process – nomination of candidates, campaigning, election day voting and vote counting processes. EMDS conducted the long-term observation in cooperation with 17 non-partisan observers while working with 125 observers…

New report: Freedom of religion and belief in Azerbaijan

New report by International Partnership for Human Rights (IPHR) and Human Rights Club analyses the existing national legislative framework regulating the exercise of the right to freedom of religion and belief in Azerbaijan, and its compliance with international legal standards, in particular the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) and the European Convention on Human Rights and Fundamental…