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Endorsed by 26 civil society organizations

Dear Mr. Chakrabarti, We, the undersigned groups, are writing to express our serious concern about your recent statements concerning the EITI and its decision to suspend Azerbaijan. In a recent interview with Bloomberg News in which…
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February 10, 2017 Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative International Secretariat Ruseløkkveien 26, 0251 Oslo, Norway For distribution to Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative Board…
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President of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development

Dear President Chakrabarti, We are writing to urge you to use the opportunity that your May 24-25 trip to Baku presents to articulate the Bank’s serious concern regarding the Azerbaijani government’s sharp departure from the EBRD's Article 1…
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Takehiko Nakao President Chairperson, Board of Directors Asian Development Bank (ADB) Headquarters: 6 ADB Avenue Mandaluyong City 1550 Metro Manila Philippines Cc: Ms. Ma. Carmela Locsin, Director General, RSDD Mr. Bart Edes, Director, Poverty Reduction,…
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Robert Dudley Chief Executive Officer BP 1 St James's Square London SW1Y 4PD United Kingdom Re: BP and Azerbaijan's crackdown Dear Mr. Dudley, We are writing to urge you to take action, publicly and privately, in response to a harsh government crackdown…
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His Excellency Ayatollah Sadegh Larijani Head of the Judiciary Islamic Republic of Iran His Excellency Abbas Jaafari Dolatabadi Tehran Prosecutor Islamic Republic of Iran Your Excellencies: We are writing to you in connection with the status…
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His Excellency Ayatollah Sadegh Larijani Head of the Judiciary Islamic Republic of Iran His Excellency Abbas Jaafari Dolatabadi Tehran Prosecutor Islamic Republic of Iran   Your Excellencies,  We are writing to you in connection with the status…
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We are writing to urge you to use the upcoming country strategy review of Azerbaijan as an opportunity to candidly assess the shortcomings that continue to mar the Azerbaijani government’s human rights record, and to encourage the Azerbaijani authorities…
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Human Rights Watch Submission to the EBRD

The human rights situation in Azerbaijan has deteriorated since the approval of the December 2002 EBRD country strategy. The October 2003 presidential elections, which were carried out in a fraudulent manner and were followed by protests that turned…