Azerbaijan: New anti-torture report reveals “systemic and widespread” torture, impunity and corruption in law enforcement

The Committee for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (CPT) has published the findings of six visits to Azerbaijan – in 2004, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016 and 2017 – together with the responses of the Azerbaijani Government.

Azerbaijan: Arrest and detention of activists breached human rights law

Human rights judges ruled that the arrest and detention of rights activists on Molotov cocktail charges was in violation of the activists’ rights

Court: Azerbaijani authorities arrested and detained activist as punishment for vote criticism

Human rights judges have confirmed that Azerbaijani authorities arrested and detained Anar Asaf oglu Mammadli, a well-known activist, to punish him for his work criticising electoral irregularities.

Azerbaijan: Three activists await court decisions

Three internationally-known human rights activists will find out later this week if Strasbourg judges back their complaints against Azerbaijan.

Committee of Ministers launches infringement proceedings against Azerbaijan

The Committee of Ministers of the 47-nation Council of Europe has launched infringement proceedings against Azerbaijan due to the authorities’ continuing refusal to ensure the unconditional release of opposition politician Ilgar Mammadov following a judgment from the European Court of Human Rights in 2014.