Civil Society

Wednesday, April 15, 2015 - 06:33
Kenya rights groups condemned Tuesday the suspension of two key Muslim civil society organisations for suspected links to Somalia's Al-Qaeda-linked Shebab, saying it will damage efforts to counter extremism.
Wednesday, March 4, 2015 - 13:34
Joint statement on the Plan for the Alliance for Prosperity in the Northern Triangle of Central America issued by the Presidents of El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras, and Vice President of the United States of America.
Tuesday, February 17, 2015 - 08:00

The Honduran government has been quietly barring public access to official security documents and budgets, while closing spaces for protest, dissent, and the press.

Wednesday, December 3, 2014 - 07:29
Kyrgyzstan must protect itself from Arab Islamists and gay-loving Americans; so say supporters of a sweeping draft law that could shutter many non-governmental organizations and, like a Russian bill adopted in 2012, label foreign-funded activists as “foreign agents.”
Friday, November 7, 2014 - 11:10
We write today to urge more robust engagement by your administration on the Egyptian government’s current efforts to target independent nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) and likely shut down organizations that do not register under a highly restrictive 2002 law. By all accounts, this effort may well end most independent civil society work in the country.
Thursday, November 6, 2014 - 07:44
President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi is appointing a national security adviser who two years ago spearheaded criminal charges that nonprofit groups were acting as agents of an American conspiracy to weaken and destabilize Egypt.
Thursday, August 14, 2014 - 08:14
It is beyond comprehension how Mr. Aliyev can carry out such repression at a time when Azerbaijan is chair of the committee of ministers of the Council of Europe, the continent’s leading human rights organization. Mr. Aliyev clearly craves respect abroad. But his actions deserve condemnation. Leyla and Arif Yunus should be freed immediately. If they are not, perhaps the Council of Europe should ask how long it can tolerate a chairmanship by a nation that does not respect even the basic tenets of human rights and rule of law.
Wednesday, August 13, 2014 - 06:26
Washington currently closely consults European allies over its response to recent crackdown against civil society in Azerbaijan.
Friday, August 8, 2014 - 12:05

Conflict between Azerbaijan and Armenia escalated sharply this week, while Azerbaijan continued its crackdown on civil society groups. Read these and other top stories in Central Eurasia below.

Tuesday, August 5, 2014 - 06:58
Azerbaijan’s arrest of a leading human rights defender and government critic, Rasul Jafarov, reflects the government’s concerted efforts to silence its critics.