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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

Administrative arrests and abuse against opposition activists continue amid COVID lockdown regime

Azerbaijan

Abuse of COVID-19 response measures against political opponents

Azerbaijan

Politically motivated arrests and persecution during the lockdown regime

EPDE Publication

Problematic International Observation of the Azerbaijani 2020 Parliamentary Elections

Azerbaijan

Pressure against independent observers, candidates and journalists during and since elections

Azerbaijan

Widespread violations and significantly lower turnout recorded during the early Parliamentary elections

Azerbaijan

Increased pressure against civil society and candidates ahead of Sunday's elections

Azerbaijan

Restrictions on political freedoms and violations against opposition continue ahead of early Parliamentary elections

Azerbaijan

Preliminary report on the 23 December Municipal Elections

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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