When: Tuesday 19 January 2016, 16.00-17.30 (A welcome coffee will be served)
Where: Open Society European Policy Institute, Rue du Trône 130, 1050 Brussels
International Partnership for Human Rights (IPHR) and the Open Society European Policy Institute (OSEPI) are delighted to invite you to an expert discussion on “Justice Behind Bars: The Persecution of Civil Society in Azerbaijan.”
Topics of discussion:
The event will feature a presentation of a new report published by IPHR, which highlights the abuse of the criminal justice system during the current unprecedented civil society crackdown in Azerbaijan, in the course of which dozens of human rights defenders, journalists and other critical voices have been imprisoned and key human rights organizations forced to suspend their activities. The report, “Justice behind bars: The persecution of civil society in Azerbaijan” provides a detailed analysis of the criminal cases against seven leading civil society figures: Anar Mammadli; Rasul Jafarov; Intigam Aliev; Leyla and Arif Yunus; Emin Huseynov; and Khadija Ismayilova.
Key note address
Emin Huseynov, Journalist
Ramute Remezaite, Attorney, European Human Rights Advocacy Center
Kirill Koroteev, Legal Director, Human Rights Center Memorial
Emin Milli, Director, Meydan TV
Gulnara Akhundova, Programme Manager, Eastern Europe, Caucasus and Central Asia (ECCA), International Media Support
Simon Papuashvili (Moderator), Project Coordinator, International Partnership for Human Rights
We hope that you can join us. Please confirm your participation by 15 January 2016 via Svetlana.kniazeva@iphronline.