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  1. Azerbaijan - Human rights - Law, Act

    Law No. 786-VQD of 2 October 2017 to Amend the Law "On Combatting Corruption". - Legislation from CIS Countries

    Adoption: 2017-10-02 | Date of entry into force: 2017-11-15 | AZE-2017-L-106748

    Introduces wording changes in the Preamble of the Law, in Article 1 (Concept of corruption), in Article 9 (Law violations linked with corruption), in Article 4 (Bodies (structures) combatting corruption), Article 8 (Restrictions linked with the receipt of a present), Article 12 (Withdrawal of illegally obtained property and reimbursement of the cost of the illegal benefits or privileges), Article 13 (Annulment of acts adopted as a result of law violations linked with corruption); also supplements Article 2 (Subjects of violations linked with corruption) with new paragraph 2.1.7-1.

  2. Azerbaijan - Human rights - Law, Act

    Law No. 697-VQD of 31 May 2017 to Amend the Law "On the Rights of the Child". - Legislation from CIS Countries

    Adoption: 2017-05-31 | Date of entry into force: 2017-07-12 | AZE-2017-L-106751

    Supplements the Law with new Article 11-1 (Protection of the children in advertising), which sets several restrictions and prohibitions with the aim of prevention of moral and physical harm to children in advertising.

  3. Azerbaijan - Human rights - Law, Act

    Law No. 29-VQD of 4 December 2015 to Amend the Law "On Freedom of Religious Beliefs". - Legislation from CIS Countries

    Adoption: 2015-12-04 | Date of entry into force: 2015-12-06 | AZE-2015-L-101985

    Rephrases the title of article 21, which now reads: "Religious rites, rituals and attributes", also rephrasing part 3 of the same article and supplementing it with new part 7, which deals with the prohibition of demonstrating religious slogans and other religious attributes.

  4. Azerbaijan - Human rights - Law, Act

    Law No. 384-IVQD of 12 June 2012 to Amend the Law on the Right to Obtain Information. - Legislation from CIS Countries (in Russian)

    Adoption: 2012-06-12 | Date of entry into force: 2012-06-12 | AZE-2012-L-92485

    Adds article 2.4.-1 of the following content: "Acquisition of information is allowed in case if it is not contrary to purposes of the protection of political, economic, military spheres, or financial, credit and monetary policy of the Republic of Azerbaijan, for the protection of public order, health and morality, protection of rights and freedoms, commercial and other economic interests of other individuals, to ensure the authority and impartiality of the court".
    Amends article 6.1.6 as follows: "If acquisition of information is not deemed contrary to purposes provided by article 2.4-1 of the present law".

  5. Azerbaijan - Human rights - Law, Act

    Law No.352-IVQ of 22 May 2012 on the Rights and Freedoms of Individuals Kept in Detention Facilities. (Law on the rights and freedoms of individuals kept in detention facilities ) - Legislation from CIS Countries (in Russian) Legislation from CIS Countries (in English)

    Adoption: 2012-05-22 | Date of entry into force: 2012-05-22 | AZE-2012-L-92447

    Part I: General Provisions
    Part II: Legal Status of the Individuals Kept in Detention Facilities
    Part III: Regime in the Detention Facility and its Guarantee
    Part IV: Conclusive Provisions

    Article 31 provides that prisoners may be asked to work in remand centres on a voluntary basis. This work will be regulated by the labour laws and regulations. A list of positions and jobs that are not to be undertaken will be determined by the Rules of Procedure.

  6. Azerbaijan - Human rights - Law, Act

    Law No. 162-IVQD of 10 July 2011 to Amend the Law on Freedom of Religious Beliefs. - Legislation from CIS Countries (in Russian)

    Adoption: 2011-06-10 | Date of entry into force: 2011-07-05 | AZE-2011-L-89960

    Adds a new article 4-1 by defining the professional activity of religious leaders. Also makes further amendments to the text with respect to religious leaders and the teaching of religion and includes provisions concerning pensions (article 27) which is to be governed by the Law on Social Insurance and the Law on Employment Pensions.

  7. Azerbaijan - Human rights - Law, Act

    Law No. 998-IIIQ 11 May 2010 on Personal Data (Закон от 11 мая 2010 года №998-IIIQ o персональных данных) - Legislation from CIS Countries (in Russian)

    Adoption: 2010-05-11 | Date of entry into force: 2010-05-11 | AZE-2010-L-86656

    Chapter I: General Provisions
    Chapter II: Category of Personal Data, Regulation of Their Gathering and Protection
    Chapter III: Rights of the Subject
    Chapter IV: Gathering and Processing of Personal data
    Chapter V: Measures of State Regulation in the Sphere of Gathering, Processing and Protection of Personal Data

  8. Azerbaijan - Human rights - Law, Act

    Law on the Right to Obtain Information. - Unofficial English Translation

    Adoption: 2005-12 | AZE-2005-L-83694

    Provides for the right to obtain information.

  9. Azerbaijan - Human rights - Law, Act

    Law on Human Rights Commissioner (Ombudsman) (No. 246 -II KQ). - Unofficial English Translation

    Adoption: 2001-12-28 | AZE-2001-L-83693

    Establishes the position of Human Rights Commissioner, provides for their recruitment, activities and responsibilities.

  10. Azerbaijan - Human rights - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Presidential Decree of 18 July 2001 to approve the Regulations on State Commission on war prisoners, hostages and disappeared persons. - http://mitglied.lycos.de/hrca

    Adoption: 2001-07-18 | Date of entry into force: 2001-07-18 | AZE-2001-R-64887

    Provides for the activities and organization of the Commission.

  11. Azerbaijan - Human rights - Law, Act

    Law No. 136-IIQ of 5 June 2001 "On Education (Special Education) of Persons with Disabilities", as amended to 31 May 2017. - Legislation from CIS Countries

    Adoption: 2001-06-05 | Date of entry into force: 2001-07-22 | AZE-2001-L-106752

    Chapter I. General provisions
    Chapter II. Rights and duties of persons with disabilities, their parents or other legal representatives in the sphere of special education
    Chapter III. Organization of special education
    Chapter IV. Government of the system of special education.

  12. Azerbaijan - Human rights - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Presidential Ordinance of 1st March 2001 on the State Commission for war prisoners, hostages and disappeared persons. - http://mitglied.lycos.de/hrca

    Adoption: 2001-03-01 | Date of entry into force: 2001-03-01 | AZE-2001-R-64888

  13. Azerbaijan - Human rights - Law, Act

    Law No. 682 of 11 June 1999 on appeals against decisions and actions (inactions) violating rights and liberties of citizens. - National Legislation on Human Rights

    Adoption: 1999-06-11 | AZE-1999-L-64879

  14. Azerbaijan - Human rights - Law, Act

    Law No. 537-IQ of 13 November 1998 on Freedom of Assembly. - English translation Russian text

    Adoption: 1998-11-13 | AZE-1998-L-64871

  15. Azerbaijan - Human rights - Law, Act

    Law No. 505 of 19 June 1998 on Freedom of Information. - English Translation

    Adoption: 1998-06-19 | AZE-1998-L-64869

    Provides that any person has the right to look for, receive, transmit, produce and disseminate information. Also deals with access to information.

  16. Azerbaijan - Human rights - Law, Act

    Law on Information, Information Technology and Protection of Information (N 460-1G). - Unofficial English Translation English Translation

    Adoption: 1998-04-03 | AZE-1998-L-83695

    Regulates relations arising at formation of information resources based on creation, collection, processing, accumulation, keeping, search, dissemination of information, at establishment and use of information systems, technology and means for their insurance and protection of information. The Law shall establish rights of subjects involving in information processes. The present Law shall not concern relations that are regulated by the Laws of Azerbaijan Republic "On Mass Media" and "On Copyright and Related Rights".

  17. Azerbaijan - Human rights - Law, Act

    Law No. 314 of 10 June 1997 on the procedure of examination of citizens' complaints (No. 314-IT) - Unofficial English Translation

    Adoption: 1997-06-10 | AZE-1997-L-64880

    Provides that applications of citizens to state authorities with proposals, statements and complaints shall be the main aspect of human rights practices and protection.

  18. Azerbaijan - Human rights - Law, Act

    Law of 22 December 1992 on the national language. - National Legislation on Human Rights

    Adoption: 1992-12-22 | AZE-1992-L-64885

    Provides for the right of citizens to choose a language.

  19. Azerbaijan - Human rights - Law, Act

    Law of 29 September 1992 on the status of refugees and forced migrants.

    Adoption: 1992-09-29 | Date of entry into force: 1992-09-30 | AZE-1992-L-55587


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