Azerbaijan must dramatically diversify its economy in order for it to benefit from signing a DCFTA trade agreement with the European Union, according to this Center for Economic and Social Development paper.
A prominent Azerbaijani human rights defender nominated for the 2014 Václav Havel Human Rights Prize by PASOS is part of a group of political prisoners the Baku regime has decided to release from custody.
Institutionally blind? International organisations and human rights abuses in the former Soviet Union
Gubad Ibadoglu of the Economic Research Center contributed to this report, which highlights the need to improve transparency and public understanding around how delegations to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) and the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly (OSCE PA) operate, looking at the reasons why politicians overlook human rights concerns.
The “Uluchay” Social-Economic Innovation Center, a think tank based in Sheki, Azerbaijan, has joined the PASOS network of policy centers.
Call For Grant Applications: Civil Society Monitoring Of Public Service Delivery And Public Accountability
Grants supporting civil society actions to monitor the effectiveness of government resource allocation and public service delivery are being made available under Partners in Empowerment, an EU-funded project led by PASOS. Deadline to apply is 20 September 2015.
Three experts from PASOS-affiliated organizations will be participating on panels at the Eastern Partnership Civil Society Conference in Riga May 20-21.
Moldova leads the countries of the Eastern Partnership in implementing reforms required to join the European Union, according to an annual index of European integration co-produced by PASOS.