Invitation to Azerbaijan’s Human Rights Forum

December 6th, 2013


Azerbaijan’s Human Rights Forum

To Celebrate International Human Rights Day

December 11, 2013


Human rights are a burning issue for many Azerbaijanis and everyone who loves Azerbaijan. If you are one of them, you won’t want to miss the Azerbaijan’s Human Rights Forum, organized by the Institute for Reporters’ Freedom and Safety (IRFS) with support from the British Embassy in Azerbaijan and the International Media Support on 11 December.

The event aims to promote human rights, particularly in the field of fundamental freedoms.

The conference features renowned speakers from international organizations and diplomatic corps, civil society and government of Azerbaijan. The opening plenary features UK Ambassador, H.E. Mr. Irfan Siddiq,  Programme Manager, International Media Support,  Gulnara Akhundova,  Dereck Hogan, Charge d’Affaires of the United States Embassy in Azerbaijan, Nils Muižnieks, the Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights (video address) and Institute for Reporters’ Freedom and Safety CEO and Chairman Emin Huseynov.  Head of the Social and Political Department of the Presidential Administration Ali Hasanov is also expected to deliver opening speeches.

Please find attached the conference program for further details. To register for the event, please send an e-mail to by 9 December. Given the limited number ofseats, early registration is encouraged.

We are looking forward to welcoming you to this special event.

What:  Azerbaijan’s Human Rights Forum

When:  11 December 2013, 10:00-13:00

Where: Park Inn hotel, Dan Ulduzu Room

Background: Human Rights Day is observed by the international community every year on 10 December. It commemorates the day in 1948 the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Although the Declaration with its broad range of political, civil, social, cultural and economic rights is not a binding document, it inspired more than 60 human rights instruments which together constitute an international standard of human rights. Today the general consent of all United Nations Member States on the basic Human Rights laid down in the Declaration makes it even stronger and emphasizes the relevance of Human Rights in our daily lives.