EUROPEAN COURT ACCEPTS APPEAL OF PUBLIC UNION FOR CONSIDERATION

The appeal of the Legal Education of Sumgayit Youth (LESY) Public Union that was sent to the European Court of Human Rights has been accepted for consideration. The Institute for Reporters` Freedom and Safety was told this by the Union’s Head Elchin Mammad.

E.Mammad said that the Legal Education of Sumgayit Youth (LESY) Public Union was created in 2000. Although multiple appeals were addressed to the Justice Ministry, it was not registered by state during the past seven years. E.Mammad added that he appealed to court regarding this issue and the lawsuit was partially fulfilled.

“Although on 2 February 2008 the Yasamal District Court issued a decision to register the Union, it did not fulfill the demand regarding the inaction of high-ranking official and 20 000 AZN in compensation.

Upper instance courts upheld the decision. Therefore LESY appealed to the ECHR. E. Mammad added that he received an official letter that the appeal was accepted for consideration.

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