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Azerbaijan Hints at Departure from EITI

Azerbaijan wants to get one thing straight —  monitoring hydrocarbon-cash does not mean monitoring human-rights. The oil-and-gas-rich Caspian Sea state has announced that it is considering leaving the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative, an international revenue-transparency collective,  over criticism of the country’s rights-record that Baku deems outside of the organization’s purview.

The tug-of-war started publicly this summer when the New-York-City-based Human Rights Watch, which is not an EITI member, called for the group to end Azerbaijan’s membership over its harsh treatment of civil-society activists, journalists and opposition members.  

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Azerbaijan Hints at Departure from EITI

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