On June 14, 2006, at the Budapest Hotel in Moscow, Russia, the nongovernmental organization and independent think tank Freedom House held a press conference to share the findings of its annual surveys on political rights and civil liberties.
Energy rich states in the EU's Eastern Neighborhood demonstrate an alarming decline in democracy and accountability, a major study by Freedom House released today shows. As those states' energy resources are becoming more strategically important for Europe, this trend suggests uncertainty ahead both for energy providers and consumers.
Freedom House and the International Center for Not-For-Profit Law call on Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni to reject the Non-Governmental Organizations Registration (Amendment) Bill that was passed by Parliament in April 2006.
The establishment of the new Human Rights Council, which will begin its first session on June 19, offers a rare opportunity to turn a new page in the international community's blemished record of addressing human rights abuses around the world.