European Court Starts Communication with Azerbaijan on 32 Property Right Cases

December 9th, 2016

The European Court of Human Rights has begun communication with the Azerbaijani government regarding 32 complaints received from Azerbaijan in connection with violation of the property right, lawyer Intigam Aliyev said on 9 December.

According to the lawyer, the Court has requested that the government of Azerbaijan present its observations on the complaints by 21 March 2017.

Intigam Aliyev noted that the complainants on these cases are 52 citizens of Azerbaijan. “They are Baku residents resettled from their apartments after their apartment buildings were pulled down in accordance with the orders on Construction of a New Park Complex and Relocation of Residential and Non-Residential Buildings in the Area (dated 24 September 2008) and Relocation of Residential and Non-Residential Buildings located along Samad Vurgun, Shamsi Badalbayli, Mirzaga Aliyev, Dilara Aliyeva, Rasul Rza, Shamil Azizbayov, Suleyman Rahimov, Islam Safarli, Tabriz Khalil Rza oglu and Mirza Ibrahimov Streets to Ensure the Implementation of the Master Plan of Baku city (dated 16 February 2011) of the Head of Baku City Executive Power,” the lawyer said.

The applicants maintain that in addition to Article 1 (protection of property) of the Protocol 1 of the European Convention, Articles 6 (right to a fair trial), 8 (right to respect for private and family life) and 13 (right to an effective remedy) and other articles of the Convention have been violated in respect of them.