ALF FOUNDERS APPEAL TO SUPREME COURT PLENUM

July 31st, 2009
On 29 July, Azerbaijan Lawyers Forum (ALF) Founders appealed to the Supreme Court Plenum. The founders demand that their case be taken to the Plenum of the Supreme Court on the basis of the decision of the European Court of Human Rights. This was reported by one of the applicants Intigam Aliyev. Although the term defined in Azerbaijani legislation to consider this case in the Plenum of the Supreme Court due to the decision of the European Court of Human Rights has already expired, the case has not been considered by that organ yet.

On 23 June 2003 ALF submitted its documents to the Justice Ministry to be registered. However, the ministry neither fulfilled the registration nor responded to reject it.
In March 2004 a group of ALF founders appealed to court. Not achieving any results within the country’s instances, the lawyers sent an appeal to the European Court of Human Rights on 26 July 2005. On 12 December 2008 the ECHR issued a decision to declare that the right of the Applicants envisaged in article 11 (right to association) of the Convention was violated.