In Azerbaijan, where victims of human rights violations struggle to find justice in domestic courts, international judicial mechanisms are often seen as the primary avenue for remedies and social change. Since 2014 – when the Azerbaijani authorities initiated a massive crackdown on civil society – we have focused on representing  human rights defenders, NGOs, journalists and human rights lawyers who faced arbitrary detentions, imprisonment, disbarment, harassment, and violence.

Through our joint strategic litigation with Azerbaijani partners, we also strive to address deeply systemic structural problems in the country. These include the excessive use of force by law enforcement officials – including cases of ill-treatment and death in custody, the persecution of marginalised groups such as LGBTIQ+ people, and the inability to claim property lost during the Nagorno-Karabakh war.


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We work in collaboration with local lawyers in Azerbaijan.