Decree of the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan on approval of the national action plan on protection of human rights in the Republic of Azerbaijan
Decree of the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan on Approval of the National Action Plan on Protection of Human Rights in the Republic of Azerbaijan
In the period of present-day development of Azerbaijan, the strengthening of
efforts in the field of building of the legal state and protection of human
rights is determined as one of the main directions of the state policy.
During the past years the Republic of Azerbaijan has developed
cooperation with the influential international bodies operating in the sphere
of human rights, has joined to more than 50 international documents in the area
of human rights protection and achieved serious results in fulfilling the
international commitments in this field.
Based on the decree of the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan
signed on 18 June 1998 within the framework of the state program on protection
of human rights, legislation and institutional reforms have been implemented.
Based on the democratic principles of fair court examination new bodies have been
founded, like new court system, constitutional control, commissioner on human
rights, the activities of law enforcement bodies has been improved, the
activities of NGOs and mass media have expanded, effective protection
mechanisms in guaranteeing of human rights have been formed.
Currently the new stage of development of Azerbaijan stipulates the
continuation of consistent reforms in the area of human rights protection. For
the forthcoming years, to guarantee the compliance of normative legal acts of the
Republic of Azerbaijan related to human rights with the international standards
the following tasks are determined: drafting and implementation of a new
cooperation strategy with international organizations, improvement of the
activities of state bodies from the point of view of guaranteeing human rights,
stimulation of scientific and analytical work, widening of legal education
activities, development on inter-relations between the state and civil society.
Considering guaranteeing of the human and civil rights and freedoms as a
nation-wide task in the Republic of Azerbaijan and keeping in mind the
priorities determined by the UN "Millennium development goals" and by
the Third Summit of the Council of Europe in the field of human rights protection,
democracy and rule of law, to expand the activities in this sphere, I decree:
1.To approve the National Action Plan on the Republic of Azerbaijan
on Protection of Human Rights (see attached).
2. To charge the executive power bodies of the Republic of Azerbaijan, and
recommend the courts and the Prosecutor's Office of the Republic of Azerbaijan,
while applying the normative-legal acts to increase control over compliance of
these acts with the legislation of the Republic
of Azerbaijan in the sphere of human rights protection.
То recommend Milli Mejlis of the Republic of
Azerbaijan, while drafting and passing the laws to follow the human rights and
freedoms reflected in the Constitution of the Republic of Azerbaijan and in the
international documents to which Azerbaijan joined and to provide compliance of
normative - legal acts of the Republic of Azerbaijan with the international law
4. To recommend to the Constitutional
Court and Supreme Court of the Republic of Azerbaijan,
to provide application in the court practice the propositions of international
documents regulating the protection of human rights.
5. To charge the executive bodies stated in the National Action Plan to
engage the local non-governmental organizations in the implementation of the
National Action Plan.
6. To charge the Cabinet of Ministers of the Republic of Azerbaijan
to solve all the issues arising from this Decree.
7. This Decree comes into force since the date of signing.
President of the Republic
Baku, 28 December 2006