Written comments presented by the Chair of the Committee of Ministers on the question raised under Article 46 § 4 of the Convention

H46-1 – Ilgar Mammadov v. Azerbaijan (Application No. 15172/13) Proceedings before the European Court of Human Rights under Article 46 § 4 of the European Convention on Human Rights Written comments presented by the Chair of the Committee of Ministers on the question raised under Article 46 § 4 of the Convention In these proceedings,…

EU: Press Azerbaijan on rights at summit – Detaining critics at odds with Eastern Partnership

(Brussels, November 23, 2017) – Leaders of European Union member states should press visiting Azerbaijan President Ilham Aliyev to end the crackdown on critics and commit to concrete and sustainable human rights reforms, 37 non-governmental groups said in a letter to heads of European Union member states. On November 24, 2017, the heads of the 28 EU member states’ governments…

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…

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…