Tag archive of Open Government Partnership

Azerbaijan Downgraded to ‘Inactive Country’ in Open Government Partnership

 During a scheduled meeting of the Steering Committee of the Open Government Partnership (OGP) in Cape Town, South Africa, the issue of Azerbaijan’s membership in the OGP was considered. According to the official OGP website, the 22-member Steering Committee voted to lower Azerbaijan’s status from a full member to an inactive country, with 16 votes for, 3 against and 3 abstentions. According to the press release, the primary factor

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NGO crackdown continues—yet another NGO searched

      On May 13, a search was conducted in the office of the Economic Research Center (ERC) by the Serious Crimes Investigation Department of the Prosecutor General’s Office, reported ERC Chairman Gubad Ibadoglu, who is currently in the US.   According to him, during the three-hour search, all the computers and accounting documents of the ERC, the Coalition of Public Unions for Increasing Transparency in Extractive Industries

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