European Court Rules Against Azerbaijan in Youth Activists Case

The European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) has announced the rulings on two cases brought against Azerbaijan, according to the press release published on the ECtHR official website. The first case was brought by youth activists Ilham Huseynli, (opposition party APFP's member) Elchin Salimov (a parliamentary candidate in the 2010 election), and Ibrahim Ahmadzade (a parliamentary candidate in the 2010 election). They were stopped by the police for participating in demonstrations on March 31 and April 2, 2011, and subjected to harsh treatment and sentenced...

Azerbaijani Government Explores Ways to Bypass Enforcement of European Court Judgments

        The agenda of the spring session of the Azerbaijani Parliament includes discussion of the draft constitutional law on “Addressing the issue of executability of the decision of an intergovernmental human rights organization by Azerbaijan.” The bill will be presented to the Parliament by the Legal Policy and State Building Committee. The content of the bill is currently unknown.   The spring session of the Parliament will commence on February 1 and run until May 31. Azerbaijan is a member of the Council of Europe, the OSCE, and a...

European Court Starts Communication on Khadija Ismayil’s Cases

       The European Court of Human Rights has started communication with the Azerbaijani authorities on the two complaints filed by the imprisoned investigative journalist Khadija Ismayil over violation of her rights to privacy, freedom of expression and fair trial, the journalist's lawyer Fariz Namazli has said. According to the lawyer, the communication was opened on December 17, 2015.   "When a private video filmed by a secret camera planted in Khadija Ismayil’s apartment was posted on the internet on March 14, 2012, the Yeni Azerbaycan, Iki Sahil and...
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