The Jarl Hjalmarson Foundation has during the last ten years been supporting democracy in Azerbaijan. An authoritarian state in which the political opposition only can work within the narrow conditions of the regime. The foundation’s partner in the country is the National Independence Party of Azerbaijan (NIPA).
Due to the Eurovision Song Contest, that took place in Baku on May 26, the JHS arranged two seminars about the developments in Azerbaijan, during the spring of 2012.
The European Stability Initiative ESI) has released a report “Caviar Diplomacy, How Azerbaijan silenced the Council of Europe”; www.esiweb.org
Watch the live broadcast from a seminar on March 16, 2012.
Watch a film from a seminar on April 27, 2012.
Read the interview-report published by the Hjalmarson Foundation.
The Jarl Hjalmarson Foundation has resently launched a thematic page aboutAzerbaijan called Democracy for Azerbaijan. Developments in Azerbaijan causes concern regarding human rights but also the political opposition’s ability to operate.
The thematic page is meant to serve as information hub for facts about Azerbaijan.