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Eastern Partnership & Russia2020-05-19T16:05:03+02:00

Eastern Partnership & Russia

The history of the International Society for Human Rights is closely tied to that of the Soviet Union. After its fall in 1991, ISHR sections formed in many countries of the former USSR, including all six countries of the Eastern Partnership (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, and Ukraine) as well as in Russia. Currently, exciting joint projects regarding freedom of information and media and strengthening civil society actors are being carried out in the region by the sections, iniated by the ISHR in Germany, with support from the German Federal Foreign Office.

New skirmishes between Armenia and Azerbaijan

Azerbaijan's youth demonstrate for war. "End quarantine-begin war," so to read on their demo banners. 75 years after the end of the Second World War, modern, educated youth take to the streets and demand war. How is such a thing possible?

Disregard for the presumption of innocence in Ukraine

Even among high dignitaries in Ukraine: The Office of the Prosecutor General and the State Bureau of Investigation allow themselves to say that they seized a terrorist or a murderer even before the court’s decision. ISHR-represantative Anastasya Alekseyeva in interview:

Obituary for Maja Caspari: head of ISHR-Romania

Immediately after the fall of the Romanian dictator Ceausescu in 1989, Maja Caspari had the idea and the courage to bring sick people out of isolation and to persuade them to take on tasks and responsibility for other sick people. She was one of the pillars of the International Council of the ISHR.

Does Corona interfere with Putin’s New Coup d’ État?

Does Corona turn politics into satire? Not at all, even if it sounds like it. PhD – Carmen Krusch, head of the Eastern Europe section of the International Society for Human Rights, takes a stand on developments and dangers that require our full attention, with a serious wink.

The Right to a Fair Trial in Ukraine

In 2019, the ISHR continued to monitor observation of the right to a fair trial in Ukraine. Since July, this work has been carried out as part of the project “Strengthening the rule of law in Ukraine” of the Ministry of Economic Development and Cooperation of the Federal Republic of Germany.

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