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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

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Fury in Baku over Azerbaijan Democracy Act

On December 16, the chairman of the US Helsinki Commission, Chris Smith introduced the Azerbaijan Democracy Act to Promote Rule of Law, Human Rights), HR 4264, a landmark bill that will deny US visas to senior members of the Azerbaijani government for human rights violations. The spokesman of Azerbaijan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Hikmat Hajiyev, has provided an official comment on the bill. “The Azerbaijan Democracy Act bill is completely

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