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Election Monitoring and Democracy Studies Center (EMDS) is an independent and impartial non-governmental organization which work for holding free and fair elections, development of civil society and democracy in Azerbaijan. Election Monitoring and Democratic Studies Center (EMDS) was founded on 1st of December in 2008 by the founders and members of Election Monitoring Center (EMC) which state registration was denounced.

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Azerbaijan

Azerbaijan

Report on the preparation to and political situation prior to the 27 December 2019 Municipal Elections

The Election Monitoring and Democracy Studies Centre (EMDS) believes that the authorities failed to address shortcomings of the Election Code despite the repeated calls and recommendations of domestic organizations, the Venice Commission of the Council of Europe and the OSCE/ODIHR.

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HDIM

Growing acceptance for citizen election observers – except in Russia

OSCE/Piotr Dziubak

Azerbaijan

Fact Sheet-2018 On the Human Rights Situation in Azerbaijan

The Election Monitoring and Democracy Studies Centre (EMDS) prepared a report on the situation of human rights in Azerbaijan covering the year 2018 based on publicly available and alternative sources of information. Their conclusion is that there has not been any progress in the situation of human rights in Azerbaijan in 2018.

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Azerbaijan

EMDS preliminary statement on findings of monitoring the Presidential Election

Azerbaijan

Presidential election in Azerbaijan: Infographics

Azerbaijan

EMDS Statement on the scheduling of the early Presidential Election

Although declaring early election is in line with the Constitution and the Election Code of the country, it is against the principles of democratic constitutionalism and periodicity of elections.

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Azerbaijan

EMDS criticizes infringement of fundamental freedoms in Azerbaijan

EPDE member EMDS notes with regret that the Government of Azerbaijan has taken steps towards restricting freedom of expression on the internet and criminalizing unauthorized assemblies.

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Azerbaijan

Assessment report on preparation and result of the 26 September constitutional referendum in Azerbaijan

Azerbaijan

International “Election Observers” Whitewash Fraudulent Referendum in Azerbaijan

On September 26, 2016 Azerbaijan held a hastily called, and controversial, referendum. EPDE has monitored the conduct of international election observer missions.

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Azerbaijan

EMDS: Referendum in Azerbaijan failed to meet international standards

Due to shortcomings in situation of democracy and political freedoms prior to and during the Referendum, including the voting day, the Referendum failed to meet requirements of election legislation and international commitments.

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Azerbaijan

Opinion on the proposed amendments to the Constitution and preparations to the Referendum

Оn 26 September 2016 Azerbaijan will hold a referendum which proposes to amend 29 articles of the Constitution.

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Azerbaijan

Anar Mammadli pardoned after almost 2,5 years in prison

On 17 March, Anar Mammadli, EPDE board member and the Director of the Election Monitoring and Democracy Studies Center (EMDS), based in Baku, Azerbaijan, was pardoned by the president Aliev along with a number of high profile political prisoners. 

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News

Parliamentary Elections Marred by Political Imprisonment, Violations of Freedoms to Assembly, Association, and Expression

source: apa.az

Azerbaijan

Whitewashing of Flawed Parliamentary Elections Through PACE and Other EOMs

A significant number of international observation missions registered for the recent Parliamentary elections in Azerbaijan have violated international standards of election observation. 

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Azerbaijan

Failing preconditions to hold free and fair parliamentary elections

EMDS received credible allegations that voters providing signatures in favor of registration of opposition candidates faced wide-spread pressure and intimidation and in number of occasions withdrew their signatures.

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