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About Giorgi Gogia

Giorgi Gogia is South Caucasus director at Human Rights Watch.

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Constitutional conventions: best practice

Azerbaijani journalist kidnapped across Georgia-Azerbaijan border

The kidnapping of an Azerbaijani investigative journalist in broad daylight in Tbilisi raises questions about how far the west is willing to tolerate Azerbaijan's authoritarian slide. 

Diminishing public trust in Armenia’s electoral process

After revealing evidence of electoral campaiging for Armenia's ruling party by public sector employees, this NGO is facing a defamation suit and attacks in the press. 

The parallel realities of President Ilham Aliyev

President Ilham Aliyev of Azerbaijan recently addressed the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe; and said that there are no human rights abuses in the country…


Azerbaijan: rights situation no cause for celebration

It has been ten years since Azerbaijan became a member of the Council of Europe, but no one is in the mood for a party. The country’s media remains shackled, dubious laws continue to be used punitively, and political opponents are still sent to prison. The Council needs to take its membership criteria more seriously, suggests Giorgi Gogia.

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