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.

Azerbaijan: Anne Brasseur reveals “deepest concerns” in letter to President Ilham Aliyev

Parliamentary Assembly President Anne Brasseur, has written to Azerbaijan’s President Ilham Aliyev, expressing her “deepest concerns” over the deterioration of democracy, human rights and the rule of law in the country.

Azerbaijan: Council of Europe withdraws from human rights task force

Since October 2014, a Council of Europe representative had been attending meetings in Baku intended to revive the dialogue between civil society and Azerbaijani authorities. Despite this initiative, the overall situation of human rights defenders in the country has deteriorated dramatically.

Azerbaijan: Parliamentary Assembly President alarmed by crackdown on civil society, human rights defenders and independent journalists

Anne Brasseur will put her human rights concerns to Azerbaijan’s Speaker of Parliament Ogtay Asadov, at tomorrow’s 4th World Conference of Speakers of Parliament.