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Dr. Ahmad Shahidov

Was born:

  • 31 August 1982, Gakh, Azerbaijan

Education:

  • 2009-2014 – Bachelor of Law in Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration
  • 2006-2009 – Ph.D on Philology in Baku Slavic University
  • 2003-2005 – Master of Linguistics in Baku Slavic University
  • 1999-2003 – Bachelor of Philology in Baku Slavic University

Work Experience:

  • June 2014 – Present – Head of Azerbaijan Institute for Democracy and Human Rights
  • February 2013 – 2014 – Secretary General of TURSAM Center for Strategic Studies
  • May 2011 – 2012 – Assistant of MP in Milli Majlis (Parliament) of Azerbaijan
  • September 2009 – 2010 – Teacher on international relations in Baku Slavic University
  • May 2005 – 2008 – Head of Azerbaijan Office in “New Russian Word”
  • March 2002 – 2005 – Freelance journalist and blogger
  • September 1999 – 2002 – Correspondent in “Free Azerbaijan” Newspaper

Language skills:

  • Azerbaijani, English, Russian, Turkish

In social media:

  • Facebook: www.facebook.com/shahidovcom
  • Twitter: @shahidovcom
  • Instagram: shahidovcom

Activity in the international arena:

  • A conference on the 100th anniversary of the Azerbaijan Democratic Republic, Girne, Turkish Republic of Nothern Cyprus, May 2018
  • Meeting with Rati Ionatamishvili, Deputy Chairman of the Committee on Human Rights and Civil Integration of the Georgian Parliament, Tbilisi, Georgia, May 2018
  • Conference on “Azerbaijan-Georgia: 100 Years of Our Republics”, Tbilisi, Georgia, May 2018
  • Meeting with Dr. Anne Lindboe, Norwegian Ombudsman, Oslo, Norway, April 2018
  • Protest action in front of the Armenian Embassy in Warsaw, Poland, March 2018
  • Meeting in the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR), Warsaw, Poland, March 2018
  • Seminar entitled “Khojaly Genocide – Turkish Black Night” at Mustafa Kaynak Anatolian High School, Denizli, Turkey, February 2018
  • Conference “The Khojaly genocide and Karabakh issue” at Pamukkale University, Denizli, Turkey, February 2018
  • A photo exhibition featuring the horrors of the Khojaly genocide at Pamukkale University, Denizli, Turkey, February 2018
  • A conference on the occasion of the 26th anniversary of the Khojaly genocide, Istanbul Aydin University, Istanbul, Turkey, February 2018
  • A conference on the occasion of the 26th anniversary of the Khojaly genocide, Istanbul Altinbash University, Istanbul, Turkey, February 2018
  • A conference on the occasion of the 26th anniversary of the Khojaly genocide, Istanbul Yeni Yuzyil University, Istanbul, Turkey, February 2018
  • Meeting with Ombudsman of Albania Mrs. Erinda Ballanca, Tirana, Albania, February 2018
  • Meeting the Albanian Christian religious leader Dr. Anastasios Yannoulatos, February 2018
  • Meeting with Turkish Ambassador in Budapest Mr. Ahmet Akif Oktay, Budapest, Hungary, January 2018
  • The Winter Session of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, Strasbourg, France, January 2018
  • A conference on Solidarity Day and New Year celebration at the Eastern Mediterranean University, Gazimagusa, Turkish Republic of Nothern Cyprus, December 2017
  • Speech at the European Parliament’s Human Rights Subcommittee meeting, Brussels, Belgium, November 2017
  • Meeting with the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the TRNC in Budapest Mrs. Selda Chimen, Budapest, Hungary, November 2017
  • Meeting with the High Commissioner for Refugees and Migrants of Republic of Serbia Mr. Vladimir Cucic, Belgrade, Serbia, November 2017
  • Meeting with the Vice-Speaker of the Parliament of the Republic of Serbia Mr. Vladimir Marinkovic, Belgrade, Serbia, November 2017
  • Meeting with the Ombudsman of Republic of Serbia Mr. Zoran Pashalich, Belgrade, Serbia, November 2017
  • Meeting with the Ombudsman of Bosnia and Herzegovina Mrs. Jasminka Dzumhur, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, November 2017
  • OSCE Conference on “The Role of Media in Counteracting of Disinformation, “Hate Speech” and Radicalization”, Vienna, Austria, November 2017
  • The Supplementary Human Dimension Meeting (SHDM) on the topic of The Role of the Free Media in the Comprehensive Approach to Security, Vienna, Austria, November 2017
  • OSCE Conference on “Human Rights and National Security of Countries”, Vienna, Austria, October 2017
  • OSCE Conference on “Determining the unlawful nature of third-party content – what does it mean in practice?”, Vienna, Austria, October 2017
  • Meeting with the head of program department of the Cordelia Foundation Mrs. Dorottya Atal, Budapest, Hungary, October 2017
  • Meeting with Head of the Central European University Center for Policy Studies Dr. Andrew Cartwright, Budapest, Hungary, October 2017
  • Protest action in front of the Armenian Embassy in Warsaw, Poland, September 2017
  • Human Dimension Implementation Meeting (HDIM) on the topic of “Humanitarian issues and other commitments: refugees and displaced persons”, Warsaw, Poland, September 2017
  • Human Dimension Implementation Meeting (HDIM) on the topic of “Economic, social and cultural rights as an answer to rising inequalities”, Warsaw, Poland, September 2017
  • Human Dimension Implementation Meeting (HDIM) on the topic of “Rule of law: prevention of torture, abolition of capital punishment and fighting terrorism”, Warsaw, Poland, September 2017
  • Human Dimension Implementation Meeting (HDIM) on the topic of “Humanitarian issues and other commitments: aggressive nationalism, racism and chauvinism”, Warsaw, Poland, September 2017
  • Human Dimension Implementation Meeting (HDIM) on the topic of “Tolerance and non-discrimination: rights of national minorities, aggressive nationalism, racism and chauvinism”, Warsaw, Poland, September 2017
  • Human Dimension Implementation Meeting (HDIM) on the topic of “Freedom of thought, conscience, religion, or belief”, Warsaw, Poland, September 2017
  • Human Dimension Implementation Meeting (HDIM) on the topic of “Ensuring equal enjoyment of rights and equal participation in political and public life”, Warsaw, Poland, September 2017
  • Human Dimension Implementation Meeting (HDIM) on the topic of “Democratic institutions, democracy and elections”, Warsaw, Poland, September 2017
  • A ceremony on the 28 May – Republic Day of Azerbaijan at Eastern Mediterranean University, Gazimagusa, Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, May 2017
  • Conference on “Friendship, brotherhood and strategic partnership between Azerbaijan and Turkey in the eyes of youths” at Istanbul Yeni Yuzyil University, Istanbul, Turkey, May 2017
  • Conference on “The role of youth in development of the Azerbaijani-Georgian relations”, Tbilisi, Georgia, May 2017
  • 14th South Caucasus Media Conference organized by OSCE, Tbilisi, Georgia, May 2017
  • Meeting with Mr. Ambassador Igor Dzundev, the Director of Multilateral Cooperation Department of MFA of Macedonia, Skopje, Macedonia, April 2017
  • Meeting with the Member of Parliament from Party for Movement of the Turks in Macedonia Mr. Enes Ibrahim, Skopje, Macedonia, April 2017
  • Meeting with famous armenian human rights activist and politician Vahe Avetian, Stockholm, Sweden, April 2017
  • A conference on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the Khojaly genocide, Istanbul Culture University, Istanbul, Turkey, February 2017
  • A conference on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the Khojaly genocide, Istanbul Yeni Yuzyil University, Istanbul, Turkey, February 2017
  • International conference on “Human rights-based approach to conflict situations in the Arab region”, Doha, Qatar, February 2017
  • Meeting with Member of the Verkhovna Rada (the Ukrainian Parliament), National Hero of Ukraine Mrs. Nadejda Savchenko, Kiev, Ukraine, January 2017
  • Meeting with Chairman of Mahatma Gandhi Human Rights Organisation Mr. Gibril Deen, Budapest, Hungary, January 2017
  • OSCE Media Conference “Propaganda of hatred in the media: self-regulation & journalism ethics”, Vienna, Austria, December 2016
  • The 23rd OSCE Ministerial Council, Hamburg, Germany, December 2016
  • OSCE Human Dimension Seminar “Promoting effective and integral justice systems: how to ensure the independence and quality of the judiciary”, Warsaw, Poland, November 2016
  • The 3rd OSCE Supplementary Human Dimension Meeting (SHDM) on the topic of National Minorities, Bridge Building and Integration, Vienna, Austria, November 2016
  • OSCE 2nd Supplementary Human Dimension Meeting on the topic of “Freedom of Expression and Freedom of the Media with a Special Focus on Conflict Situations, Including Protection of Journalists and Reporting during Armed Conflict”, Vienna, Austria, October 2016
  • OSCE Human Dimension Implementation Meeting, Warsaw, Poland, September 2016
  • Meeting with Michael Georg Link, Director of the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights, Warsaw, Poland, March 2016
  • “Think Budapest” Forum, Budapest, Hungary, March 2016
  • Meeting with PACE President Pedro Agramunt, March 2016
  • UN 31st regular session of the Human Rights Council , Geneva, Switzerland, February 2016
  • Hearing in the European Parliament on “Anti-Semitism and Islam phobia”, February 2016
  • OSCE Meeting on “Propaganda for war and hatred is detrimental to free expression and media freedom,” Vienna, Austria, February 2016
  • Meeting with Adrien-Claude Zoller, President of Geneva for Human Rights (GHR), February 2016
  • Meeting with Cyril Ritchie, President of the Conference of NGOs in Consultative Status with the United Nations (CoNGO), Geneva, Switzerland, February 2016
  • Winter Session of Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE), Strasbourg, France, February 2016
  • The regional conference on the Role of the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights in Promoting and Protecting Human Rights in the Arab Region, Doha, Qatar, February 2016
  • European Parliament’s hearing on “Religion, Security and Human Rights”, Brussels, Belgium, December 2015
  • Standing Committee Meeting of Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, Sofia, Bulgaria, November 2015
  • Meeting with Anne Brasseur, President of PACE, Sofia, Bulgaria, November 2015
  • Meeting with Sebastiaan Van Der Zwaan, Executive Director of Justice and Peace Netherlands, Hague, Netherlands, November 2015
  • International Forum “TRANSEUROPE – Civil Society Network”, Rovereto, Italy, November 2015
  • The 4th Annual United Nations Forum on Business and Human Rights, Geneva, Switzerland, November 2015
  • Meeting with Dr. Mmantsetsa Marope, Director of the UNESCO International Bureau of Education, Geneva, Switzerland, November 2015
  • Meeting in International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, Geneva, Switzerland, November 2015
  • Human Dimension Implementation Meeting of the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR), Warsaw, Poland, September 2015
  • The international conference under the titled of “Combating Hate Speech and Extremism” is organized by the National Human Rights Committee of Qatar (NHRC), Doha, Qatar, September 2015
  • Autumn Session of Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE), Strasbourg, France, September 2015
  • OSCE Conference “Freedom of Religion or Belief, Fostering Mutual Respect and Understanding”, Vienna, Austria, July 2015
  • Meeting with US Senators John McCain, Bratislava, Slovakia, June 2015
  • Meeting with President of Croatia Ms. Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović, Bratislava, Slovakia, June 2015
  • Meeting with OSCE Secretary General Lamberto Zannier, Bratislava, Slovakia, June 2015
  • Meeting with President of Estonia Toomas Hendrik Ilves, Bratislava, Slovakia, June 2015
  • GLOBSEC 2015 Security Forum, Bratislava, Slovakia, June 2015
  • OSCE Conference “Journalists’ Safety, Media Freedom and Pluralism in Times of Conflict”, Vienna, Austria, June 2015
  • Meeting with Director of the Corruption Prevention and Combating Bureau (KNAB) Republic of Latvia, Riga, Latvia, May 2015
  • Meeting with Chairman of the Central Election Commission of Latvia, Riga, Latvia, May 2015
  • Meeting in the Office of the Chancellor of Justice of Estonia, Tallin, Estonia, May 2015
  • Eastern Partnership Summit, Riga, Latvia, May 2015
  • Meeting with Czech Ombudsman, Brno, Czech Republic, April 2015
  • Meeting with Director of Slovenian Peace Institute, Ljubljana, Slovenia, April 2015
  • Meeting with Slovenian Ombudsman, Ljubljana, Slovenia, April 2015
  • Meeting with President of Slovenian National Council, Ljubljana, Slovenia, April 2015
  • Meeting with Croatian People’s Ombudsman, Zagreb, Croatia, April 2015
  • OSCE’s Supplementary Human Dimension Meeting on Freedoms of Peaceful Assembly and Association, Vienna, Austria, April 2015
  • Meeting with Austrian Ombudsman Günther Kräuter, Geneva, Switzerland, April 2015
  • 7th Annual Geneva Summit on Human Rights and Democracy, Geneva, Switzerland, February 2015
  • 10th Anniversary of the OSCE’s Berlin Conference on Anti-Semitism: High-Level Commemorative Event and Civil Society Forum, Berlin, Germany, November 2014
  • 11th OSCE South Caucasus Media Conference: Public Service Broadcasting in the Digital Age, Tbilisi, Georgia, November 2014
  • OSCE Meeting “Ethical Issues in Preventing and Combating Human Trafficking”, Vienna, Austria, November 2014
  • OSCE Meeting “Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms in Economic Crisis” in Vienna, Austria, October 2014
  • Meeting in Council of Europe Parliament Assembly, Strasbourg, France, October 2014
  • Meeting in European Parliament, Brussel, Belgium, October 2014
  • Meeting in Community for Democracy, Warsaw, Poland, September 2014
  • Human Dimension Implementation Meeting (HDIM) of OSCE, Warsaw, Poland, September 2014
  • International conference held by Russian Presidental Academy, Moscow, February 2014
  • Speech in German Bundestag, Berlin, Germany, October 2013
  • Human Dimension Implementation Meeting (HDIM) of OSCE, Warsaw, Poland, September 2013

News

Ahmad Shahidov visits georgian-orthodox church in Ingiloy-Kotuklu village of Gakh Ahmad Shahidov visits georgian-orthodox church in Ingiloy-Kotuklu village of Gakh “Armenian authorities are responsible for the murder of Mayor Agil Omarov ” – Ahmad Shahidov “Armenian authorities are responsible for the murder of Mayor Agil Omarov ” – Ahmad Shahidov Ahmad Shahidov spoke about the Republic Day on “Ulusal Kanal” TV of Turkey Ahmad Shahidov spoke about the Republic Day on “Ulusal Kanal” TV of Turkey Amnesty International’s biased position was discussed at the “Attention Center” program of Public Television Amnesty International’s biased position was discussed at the “Attention Center” program of Public Television “Amnesty International fulfills another order against Azerbaijan” – Ahmad Shahidov “Amnesty International fulfills another order against Azerbaijan” – Ahmad Shahidov “Armenia worries that Azerbaijani hostages will be welcomed as a hero” – Ahmad Shahidov “Armenia worries that Azerbaijani hostages will be welcomed as a hero” – Ahmad Shahidov Ahmad Shahidov commented on the latest situation with captives and hostages at ARB 24 channel Ahmad Shahidov commented on the latest situation with captives and hostages at ARB 24 channel The Eurovision 2019 debate on the live broadcast of “Yeni Musavat” newspaper – Ahmad Shahidov and Samir Asadli The Eurovision 2019 debate on the live broadcast of “Yeni Musavat” newspaper – Ahmad Shahidov and Samir Asadli “ASAU has a great role in the development of the non-oil sector” – rector Ibrahim Jafarov was declared a friend of the youth “ASAU has a great role in the development of the non-oil sector” – rector Ibrahim Jafarov was declared a friend of the youth The “Spring” internship program of the New Azerbaijan Party has discussed social media and individual development The “Spring” internship program of the New Azerbaijan Party has discussed social media and individual development Ahmad Shahidov commented on the latest situation with captives and hostages at ATV channel Ahmad Shahidov commented on the latest situation with captives and hostages at ATV channel “There is a need for patriotic youth representing Azerbaijan on international platforms,” – Ahmad Shahidov “There is a need for patriotic youth representing Azerbaijan on international platforms,” – Ahmad Shahidov The Kurmukoba Holiday, which symbolizes unity of Georgians and Azerbaijanis, is celebrated in Gakh district The Kurmukoba Holiday, which symbolizes unity of Georgians and Azerbaijanis, is celebrated in Gakh district Ahmad Shahidov congratulates Gakh residents on Kurmukoba holiday in Georgian and Azerbaijani languages Ahmad Shahidov congratulates Gakh residents on Kurmukoba holiday in Georgian and Azerbaijani languages Why is Zarna village mosque not repaired yet? – Ahmad Shahidov made a video appeal Why is Zarna village mosque not repaired yet? – Ahmad Shahidov made a video appeal