Ilgar Mammadov case: European Court of Human Rights will publish decision on November 16, 2017

Ilgar Mammadov v. Azerbaijan (no. 2) (no. 919/15) The case concerns the criminal proceedings brought against a prominent Azerbaijani opposition politician, Ilgar Eldar oglu Mammadov. Mr Mammadov, born in 1970, is currently serving a sevenyear prison sentence following his conviction in 2014 of mass disorder. Mr Mammadov has a history of criticising the Azerbaijani Government…

Azerbaijan: legislative amendments raise alarm

Civic Solidarity Platform members and partner organizations deplore amendments to the Code of Civil and Administrative Procedure and the Bar Act, which directly contravene Azerbaijan’s international human rights obligations and severely hinder the functioning of independent lawyers in the country. The Azerbaijani government’s proposed amendments to the Code of Civil and Administrative Procedure and the Bar Act…

Ilgar Mammadov Ilgar Mammadov case: Council of Europe notifies Azerbaijan of intention to launch unprecedented legal action

The Committee of Ministers, under the terms of Article 46, paragraph 2 of the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms (“the Convention”), which provides that the Committee supervises the execution of final judgments of the European Court of Human Rights (“the Court”); Recalling that in the above judgment the Court found…

The problem of political prisoners in Azerbaijan in the center of attention of Paris

An official response was sent to the appeal of 33 international NGOs to French President Emmanuel Macron in connection with the problem of political prisoners in Azerbaijan. Turan was informed about this by a source in the civil society of Azerbaijan. The message, signed by the head of Macron’s office François-Xavier Lauch, assures that the…