Election Monitoring and Democracy Studies Center (EMDS) presents a quarterly Fact-Sheet based on information gathered from alternative and open sources on the human rights situation in Azerbaijan. EMDS is a non-governmental organization operating in Azerbaijan to promote human rights and democratic institutions. During the fourth quarter of 2020, EMDS recorded a total of 102 human rights violations based on 66...
The Election Monitoring and Democracy Studies Center (EMDS) has prepared an Annual Fact-Sheet based on information gathered from alternative and open sources on the human rights situation in Azerbaijan. EMDS is a non-governmental organization operating in Azerbaijan to promote human rights and democratic institutions. Systematic problems in the field of human rights protection in the Republic of Azerbaijan, which have...
This document analyses the quarantine rules, government handling of medical crisis and effectiveness of socio-economic relief measures applied by Azerbaijan to combat the COVID- 19 pandemic. Election Monitoring and Democracy Studies Center (EMDS) based this report on the laws in force, the information, documents and reports of relevant authorities, different organizations and media sources, alongside the results of its...
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...
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...
Election Monitoring and Democracy Studies Center (EMDS) presents a quarterly Fact-Summary based on information gathered from alternative and open sources on the human rights situation in Azerbaijan. EMDS is a non-governmental organization operating in Azerbaijan to promote human rights and democratic institutions. During the third quarter of 2020, EMDS registered a total of 442 human rights violations based on 207...
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...

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