April 19, 2018
The new draft law aims to address impunity and to improve the current flawed enforcement system for electoral crimes by harmonizing legislation and strengthening sanctions for election violations.
April 16, 2018
The Central Election Commission did not publish 482 names out of 1513 foreign observers. We have identified and analysed their profiles: at least 68 of those "observers" whos positive statements were quoted by the state-controlled media throughout the election day, have been previously involved in pro-Kremlin activities.
March 20, 2018
EPDE's protest against the decision, taken by the Ministry of Justice on 13 March 2018, to classify it as "undesirable organization" is supported by a number of organisations and international actors.
The listing of EPDE as „undesirable foreign organisation“ in Russia limits, in the first instance, the rights of Russian citizen election observers and isolates them from international election observation.
Quite often, international observers openly declared their confidence in the victory of Ilham Aliyev (the incumbent President) in the upcoming election.