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Law Education Society Chairman Intigam Aliyev said that although government representatives were invited to the event, they did not participate in the conference. He said that various topics (“Legal basis of activity of civil society”, Celebration of International Human Rights Day – Human Rights in Azerbaijan today “, “Role of the Human Rights national organizations in the development of human rights”) in the sector of human rights will be discussed during the two day event.
Norwegian Ambassador Jon Ramberg said that Norway allocates more grants to Azerbaijan in comparison with other countries and the purpose is to develop democracy to a higher level in Azerbaijan.
The Council of Europe’s special representative to Azerbaijan, Veronica Koteck said that one of the main attributes of the democracy is to have a dialog between the civil society and the government, and emphasized that it is important to have a dialog within the civil society.
The Institute for Reporters’ Freedom and Safety (IRFS) Chairman Emin Huseynov said that if these events are not broadcast on the television channels, they will not play any role in the development of the civil society.
The “League to Defend Citizens’ Labor Rights” Chairman Sahib Mammadov said that the Law “On non-governmental organizations” should be simplified and the representatives of the non-governmental organizations should take several measures in this sector. Through our support, they can achieve the change in the law and its adoption in the parliament.
The International Conference will continue its work tomorrow on 11 December.