The Republican Alternative Party (ReAl) will take part in the February 9 early parliamentary elections as an electoral bloc, said at the press conference  party leader Ilgar Mammadov. According to him, the bloc will be called the "Union of Republicans ReAl." It will include both party members and independent candidates. He read out a joint statement by the participants in...
Long-term observers at the municipal elections spoke about the problems created by the district election commissions in the capital and regions. In particular, they are denied registration and driven away, calling them "provocateurs." “In the District Electoral Commission of the 34th Khatai second district, I was expelled,  and  they called me“ a journalist, a provocateur,” said observer Nihad Huseyn. This...
The National Council of Democratic Forces (NCDF) issued a statement in connection with the country's expected early parliamentary elections. The NCDF considers that electoral reform is necessary before conducting elections. The statement was adopted on December 1 following the results of an extraordinary meeting of the NCDF. “The expected new elections coincide with the situation in the country when there is...
PRESS-RELEASE, November 25, 2019 The Working Group (WG) on Unified List of Political Prisoners in Azerbaijan presents updated Unified List of Political Prisoners in Azerbaijan. The update covers the period until 25 November 2019.  Persons recognized as political prisoners Based on documents obtained, court observations and interviews, the Woking Group has already recognized 112 people as political prisoners; they are: - 5 journalists...
As part of its electoral co-operation activities, the Council of Europe is developing an electoral data collection "ElecData". This tool is intended to collect the specificities of each electoral system of the Council of Europe member states. This instrument will create interactive maps as well as charts on electoral data in Europe. Currently, country profiles in the website of the...
The peaceful rally planned by the National Council of Democratic Forces (NCDF) on the 19th of October has been accompanied by brutal interference by dozens of police officers which resulted in scores of citizens getting bodily injured, detained and arrested. In the run-up to the rally, politically-motivated criminal cases were filed against 2 members of Popular Front Party of...
The EMDS recorded 474 human rights violations in the third quarter of 2019 based on 357 facts collected in the country as a result of monitoring human rights cases and investigating citizens' complaints. This figure is higher than in the previous quarters. A tendency for each quarter to increase compared to the previous one has been recorded this quarter too. For...
Election Monitoring and Democracy Studies Center (EMDS) prepared an assessment of the preparations to the 23 December 2019 Municipal Elections, the fifth in the history of independent Azerbaijan. The document analyses the pre-election situation and the implementation status of recommendations of domestic and international organizations, particularly those by Office of Democratic Institutions and Human Rights of the Organization for...
This report is based on information collected from the regional monitors of EMDS who have observed politically motivated court trials and published on the gozetchi.az from September, 2018 to August, 2019. Complaints and observations happened during this period have shown that no significant step has been taken to ensure that human rights and freedoms are respected and protected by...
There are no necessary conditions for holding free democratic elections in Azerbaijan. Such an opinion in an interview with the Azerbaijani service of Voice of America was expressed by the chairman of the Election Monitoring and Democracy Studies Center (EMDSC) Anar Mammadli. According to him, on the eve of the municipal elections on December 27, 2019, most of the conditions...

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