Yearly Archives: 2019
Campaigns, Open Letters and News AlertsMarch 2019
Meet your defender: human rights defenders share their stories
Human rights concern us all, especially when they are denied. Most of us at some time or another have done (or wish we could...
RussiaStatements & Press ReleasesFebruary 2019
Miscarriage of justice: an update on the ongoing trial of Oyub Titiev
Oyub Titiev, the head of Memorial Human Rights Centre’s Chechnya office, has been in custody since 9 January 2018. He has reiterated his innocence on multiple occasions...
UzbekistanReports & Briefing PapersFebruary 2019
Providing information on Uzbekistan to the UN Committee against Torture
IPHR and Association for Human Rights in Central Asia made a joint submission on Uzbekistan to the United Nations Committee against Torture (CAT) to provide input into the Committee’s preparation of the List of Issues that is scheduled to take place in April/May 2019.
KazakhstanReports & Briefing PapersFebruary 2019
Kazakhstan: Reinforced authoritarianism – Sentencing of opposition activists, surveillance of citizens
Ongoing state surveillance and restrictions on freedoms of information and expression imposed by the authorities continue to be a cause of concern. The government passed a resolution that mandates government agencies to block internet and communications networks in a situation of “state of emergency...
TurkmenistanReports & Briefing PapersJanuary 2019
Turkmenistan: the state denies bread lines and suppresses information about crisis
During the reporting period, the economic crisis deepened in Turkmenistan, with residents forced to stand in line to buy bread and other necessities...
UkraineReports & Briefing PapersJanuary 2019
Key concerns and recommendations on fundamental rights in Ukraine
Following the Euromaidan Revolution in 2013, Ukraine has undertaken widespread reforms in the areas of human rights and fundamental freedoms, and overall, civil society groups have enjoyed more freedom...
KyrgyzstanReports & Briefing PapersJanuary 2019
Kyrgyzstan: Ongoing surveillance of NGO workers despite presidential assurances on human rights
The Kyrgyzstani authorities committed to improve the human rights situation in the country. On 10th December 2018, when speaking at a conference in the context of the 70th anniversary of the UN Declaration...