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EU Concerned about Pressure on Civil Society in Azerbaijan

EU Concerned about Pressure on Civil Society in Azerbaijan

BRUSSELS—The Spokespersons of the European Union’s High Representative Catherine Ashton and Commissioner Štefan Füle have issued a statement on the worrying cases of state pressure on opposition, civil society, and media organizations in Azerbaijan.

World's leading human rights body condemns civil society crackdown

The world’s top human rights body has condemned the global crackdown on civil society and called on all governments to protect and support the work of non-governmental organzations and human rights defenders.

Govts fail to create favourable conditions for civil society, says new report

Govts fail to create favourable conditions for civil society, says new report

A new index published today by the global civil society network, CIVICUS, shows that many governments around the world are failing to keep their promise to create an environment that allows citizens to mobilise and participate in civil society.

Armenia: Civil Society activists hospitalised after brutal attack in Yerevan

The Armenian authorities must investigate thoroughly and without delay the brutal attack on two Armenian activists and to ensure that the perpetrators are brought to justice.

Azerbaijan: Crackdown on Civil Society

Azerbaijan: Crackdown on Civil Society

Dozens of Activists and Journalists Jailed, Restrictive Laws Adopted. The Azerbaijani government is engaged in a deliberate, abusive strategy to limit dissent. The strategy is designed to curtail opposition political activity, limit public criticism of the government, and exercise greater control over nongovernmental organizations.



Expert Views on Protecting NGO Space

VIDEO - G20 for Change: NGOs voices at the G20 Summit 2013
From the G20 Summit in St. Petersburg: Transparency International, InterAction, Oxfam, World Vision, Save the Children



Documents on Protecting NGO Space