The recent constitutional referendum represents yet another chapter in the Council of Europe and Azerbaijan’s sordid history.
George Soros, the founder and chairman of the Open Society Foundations (OSF), has met with Azerbaijan’s president to urge him to stop the crackdown against civil society and human rights defenders in the country. In...
Watch what happens when Azerbaijan, a country run by people who don’t believe in democracy or human rights, assumes the chairmanship of the Council of Europe.
A wave of arrests of human rights defenders swept Azerbaijan in early August, prompting fears among experts about the security of civil society and human rights in the country. Among those arrested was lawyer and activist Intigam Aliyev.
The Helsinki Foundation for Human Rights has called on the president of Atletico Madrid football team to reconsider the financing of the team by Azerbaijani authorities.
Azerbaijan, now holding the presidency of the Council of Europe, continues to be dogged by its human rights record. Last month, the Court of Human Rights ruled that the government violated the basic human rights of a political prisoner.
The Republic of Azerbaijan has assumed the presidency of the Council of Europe - an organization set up to promote democracy and human rights. But the authoritarian regime of Ilham Aliyev keeps more than 100 political prisoners locked up.