Venice Commission legal experts raise alarm over draft modifications to Azerbaijan’s constitution

A preliminary opinion by the Council of Europe’s constitutional law experts criticizes draft modifications to Azerbaijan’s constitution. These changes will be put to a national referendum on Monday 26 September.

Azerbaijan: Assembly president welcomes 148 prisoner release

Vaclav Havel Prize-winner Anar Mammadli, is among 148 prisoners released today by Azerbaijan’s authorities.

Azerbaijan: Editor’s police brutality complaint wins human rights court support

After considering the complaint brought by Hilal Alif oglu Mammadov, human rights judges found three violations of European human rights law and awarded 13,000 euros (EUR) (non-pecuniary damage) and EUR 2,500 (costs and expenses) as just satisfaction.

Council of Europe launches investigation into Azerbaijan’s human rights compliance

Secretary General Thorbjørn Jagland, has launched today an official inquiry into Azerbaijan’s implementation of the European Convention on Human Rights.

Azerbaijan: Human rights review 2015

The key human rights events, reports and European court cases affecting Azerbaijan, are presented in this 2015 review.