New Code of Administrative Offenses Approved

On December 29, the Milli Majlis (Parliament) held a plenary meeting at which the newly drafted Code of Administrative Offenses was approved. Initiated by the President of Azerbaijan, the new Code consists of 40 chapters and 608 articles, introducing nearly 280 changes to the present Code. The new Code significantly expands the list of fines and penalties, which have also been significantly increased.   For instance, the fine stipulated in the new Code for abuse of freedom of mass media and journalists’ rights (e.g. disclosure of state secrets,...
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