Azerbaijani civil society representatives and political activists issued a statement regarding the consequences of the Second Karabakh War and Peaceful Resolution process of the Nagorno -Karabakh conflict. The statement welcomes the end of the war, highlights the non-clarified issues in the document and calls for peaceful regulation of matters according to the principles of international law. Parties are called to...
Vətəndaş cəmiyyəti təmsilçiləri və bir sıra siyasi fəallar Azərbaycan, Ermənistan və Rusiya dövlət və hökumət başçılarının 10 noyabr 2020-ci ildə imzaladığı sənədlə bağlı bəyanat yayıblar. Bəyanatda müharibə ərzində mülki əhali və obyektlərə dəyən ziyan, əsirlərə qarşı pis rəftar halları və tərəflərin atəşkəs sənədindən irəli gələn mandatları məsələlərinə toxunulur, beynəlxalq hüququn prinsiplərinə uyğun tənzimləmə vacib buyurulur. Bəyanatı imzalayanlar Ermənistanı da əsirlərə...
17 November 2020 The European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) has rendered judgments identifying the politically motivated prosecution of sixteen different people in Azerbaijan. The victims include human rights defenders, a journalist, civil society activists and politicians. So far, only two of these judgments have been implemented – and only in regard to individual measures – following the acquittal of...
The European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) has rendered judgments identifying the politically motivated prosecution of sixteen different people in Azerbaijan. The victims include human rights defenders, a journalist, civil society activists and politicians. So far, only two of these judgments have been implemented – and only in regard to individual measures – following the acquittal of politician Ilgar...
On September 27, new clashes broke out in the line of contact in the Nagorno Karabakh and surrounding territories of Azerbaijan occupied by Armenian armed forces after the ceasefire was violated. Notably, the current clashes are first of its kind for its insensitivity and the long period of continuation since the ceasefire sides reached in 1994 and already cost...
This document analyzes the measures taken by the state with regards to the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19) in Azerbaijan and the implementation of quarantine rules and describes the new political situation in the country in the light of increasing political persecution during the quarantine period. The Election Monitoring and Democracy Studies Center (EMDS) referred to national legislation, information and documents...
On his 15th day of hunger strike Tofig Yagublu’s health conditions entered to a critical phase. According to his doctor and people met and contacted him, he is conscious, however has physiological difficulties at expressing himself. Yagublu is having problems with his sight and barely folds his hands. He cannot stand without help of others. A blood test was taken...
Election Monitoring and Democracy Studies Center (EMDS) considers the decision of the Nizami disctrict court on 3 september 2020 to imprison Tofig Yagublu for 4 years and 3 months unlawful and regards the judgement as a result of unfair and politically biased attitude. Additionally, it became apparent during the court trials that the videofliming of the event taped by Yagublu...
Public activist Vafa Nagi was expelled from the municipal council of the village of Khol Garagashly, Neftchala region (174 km south of Baku). She herself informed Turan about this. She noted that during her treatment in Turkey, the head of the municipal council of the village Alibala Salimov for 16 days called meetings three times, and under the pretext of...
Election Monitoring and Democracy Studies Center received new information after issuing a press release on the events of 14-15 July rally in Baku. It should be noted that there were reports from independent sources on more than 70 detained people. Read the new press-release here

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