Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum

European Parliament report on human rights situation in Azerbaijan

The European Parliamentary Research Centre has released a report in early October entitled “Azerbaijan: Human Rights Situation”. The brief covers the current state of human rights in Azerbaijan, including the status of ratification of UN conventions, the Council of Europe and the Human Rights House in Azerbaijan. It also includes an analysis of the country’s relations with the EU.

“Azerbaijan is considered by many international NGOs to be an authoritarian country in which civil and political rights are severely restricted and frequently violated. The EU may soon be ready to agree on a Strategic Modernisation Partnership with Azerbaijan. Nevertheless, the Council and the EP have stressed deep concerns about the persecution of human-rights defenders in the country” states the report.

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