Shrinking space for civil society in the OSCE hits a new low at the Ministerial Council Meeting in Milano

Statement by the Coordination Committee of the Civic Solidarity Platform We, members of the Coordination Committee of the Civic Solidarity Platform (CSP) and other civil society representatives, are shocked by the exclusion of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) from attending the opening and closing sessions of the OSCE Ministerial Council Meeting (MC) in the plenary hall as well as…

OPEN LETTER FROM NON-GOVERNMENTAL ORGANIZATIONS IN SUPPORT OF A TARGETED, GLOBAL EU HUMAN RIGHTS SANCTIONS REGIME

December 05, 2018 Dear Ministers of Foreign Affairs, We, the 90 undersigned organizations dedicated to the promotion of universal human rights and/or the fight against corruption, write to voice our strong support for the Foreign Affairs Council to initiate a process aimed at establishing an EU-wide program for the imposition of targeted sanctions on individuals…

Civil society representatives appeal to French President Emmanuel Macron

Azerbaijan: Civil society appeal to French President Emmanuel Macron on energy investments. Dear President Macron: We, the undersigned civil society organizations, are deeply concerned about the European Investment Bank’s (EIB) expected decisions to invest in the Trans-Anatolian Pipeline (TANAP) and the Trans-Adriatic Pipeline (TAP). Investing in the gas and oil infrastructure in Azerbaijan, a country…