Joint statement regarding the non-implementation of ECHR judgments against Azerbaijan in politically motivated prosecution cases

by Amnesty International, the Baku Human Rights Club, the Election Monitoring and Democracy Studies Centre, the European Human Rights Advocacy Centre , the European Implementation Network , the Human Rights House Foundation, the International Partnership for Human Rights , the Legal Education Society and the Netherlands Helsinki Committee. Joint statement regarding the non-implementation of ECHR…

UEL FINAL: AZERBAIJAN REMOVES HIV DECLARATION FROM VISA APPLICATION AFTER LOBBYING FROM FSE

In late-February, representatives from Football Supporters Europe (FSE) visited Baku, Azerbaijan, to assess the city’s preparations for this season’s UEFA Europa League Final, which will take place in the Olympic Stadium on Wednesday 29th May (23:00 local time). Based on observations made during the visit, FSE identified several concernsregarding potential hosting conditions, including the human rights situation,…

States should enable NGOs to access foreign funding, say Venice Commission experts

Venice, 15.03.2019 – In the wake of recent challenges to the independent functioning of associations and non-governmental organisations (NGOs), the Council of Europe’s constitutional legal experts today adopted a report on standards with respect to foreign funding of non-governmental organisations (NGOs) in Council of Europe member states. Over the last four years, the Venice Commission has been…

Rapporteurs welcome presidential pardon of prisoners in Azerbaijan, call for release of all political prisoners

Sunna Aevarsdóttir (Iceland, SOC), rapporteur on reported cases of political prisoners in Azerbaijan, along with Sir Roger Gale (United Kingdom, EC) and Stefan Schennach (Austria, SOC), Monitoring Committee co-rapporteurs for Azerbaijan, today welcomed the release, following the Navruz presidential pardon, of more than 400 sentenced prisoners in Azerbaijan, including over 50 persons considered to be…