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26 April 2017 Safeguarding Human Rights in Europe

Council of Europe Should Address Human Rights Violations by Judges and Prosecutors in Member States

Open Letter by Civil Society Organisations to PACE

A call for launching external, independent, and impartial investigation into allegations of corruption and other violations of the Parliamentary Assembly code of conduct in connection with its work on Azerbaijan.

Azerbaijan: Crackdown on Free Expression Accelerates With Conviction of Prominent Blogger

The relentless campaign waged by the authorities against media workers, bloggers, political activists, civil society and others that are deemed to threaten the power of the ruling regime must stop immediately.

Criminal Proceedings against Activists in Kazakhstan: Criminalization of Peaceful Protest and Absence of Fair Trial Standards

On January 30, families of imprisoned activists from Kazakhstan Max Bokayev and Talgat Ayanov were informed that Mr. Bokayev and Mr. Ayanov are being transferred to the North of Kazakhstan, over 1500 km away from their home town.

NHC Director Pepijn Gerrits Speaks at the Opening Ceremony of Juvenile Detention Facility in Albania

The NHC’s director Pepijn Gerrits gave a speech at the opening ceremony of the new juvenile detention facilities at the Shën Koll prison in Lezha, Albania.

Rights Groups Demand Justice for journalist Mehman Huseynov Tortured in Azerbaijan

We call on the international community to undertake an immediate review of their relations with Azerbaijan to ensure that human rights are placed at the heart of all on-going negotiations with the government.

NGOs Urge the World Bank to Postpone Discussion on TANAP

We are very concerned that the World Bank decided to schedule the discussion on TANAP for December 20th, in a context of political crisis and crackdown on civil society and media in Turkey and Azerbaijan.

Interview with Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier

The Security and Human Rights Monitor interviewed Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier, who discussed a few of the topics that were addressed at the OSCE Ministerial Council meeting.

NHC Organises Anti-trafficking Workshop at IX Symposium for Prosecutors in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Judges, prosecutors, and civil society organizations participated in a two-day workshop about trafficking in human beings.

Azerbaijan – Stop Crackdown on Freedom of Expression

The Sports for Rights coalition calls on the Azerbaijani authorities to cease the politically-motivated prosecution and torture of journalists.