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The civilian population suffered widespread human rights abuses as a result of heavy fighting that erupted between Azerbaijan and Armenian forces in Nagorno-Karabakh in September. Conflict-related violence led to deaths, injuries, destruction of livelihoods and displacement. Authorities intensified...
Azerbaijan Armed Conflict

Azerbaijan: As Azerbaijani forces assume full control over Nagorno-Karabakh, it must respect and protect the rights of local ethnic Armenians

Nagorno-Karabakh is a formerly autonomous region within Azerbaijan’s internationally recognized borders (the borders of the Azerbaijani Soviet Republic at the time of the USSR’s break-up). Its predominantly ethnic Armenian population was seeking change of the territory’s status and independence...
Azerbaijan Censorship and Freedom of Expression

Suggested recommendations to States under review in the 44th session of the UPR Working Group, 06 November 2023 – 17 November 2023

This document contains suggested recommendations to be made to the states under review at the 44th session of the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) in November 2023. The countries covered are Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Canada, Colombia, Cuba, Germany, Russian Federation,...
Afghanistan Armed Conflict

Persons with disabilities in situations of risk and humanitarian emergencies: Submission to the Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities on Article 11: Day of general discussion 2023

Amnesty International welcomes the opportunity to provide written input pertaining to the upcoming day of general discussion by the Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities on persons with disabilities in situations of risk and humanitarian emergencies. Over the past five years, Amnesty...
Azerbaijan Censorship and Freedom of Expression

Azerbaijan: Joint statement regarding the non-implementation of ECHR judgments against Azerbaijan in politically motivated prosecution cases

Statement issued by Amnesty International, the Baku Human Rights Club, the Election Monitoring and Democracy Studies Centre, the European Human Rights Advocacy Centre, the European Implementation Network, the Human Rights House Foundation, the International Partnership for Human Rights, the Legal...