CE Commissioner to visit Azerbaijan (UPDATE)
EDITOR's NOTE: Details have been added after the second paragraph
Azerbaijan, Baku, Feb. 26 / Trend E. Ostapenko /
Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights Thomas Hammarberg will visit Azerbaijan on March 1-5, the official statement of the organization said.
Media freedom, the justice system, the behaviour of law enforcement officials and the legislative framework on non-governmental organisations are the main topics that the Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, Thomas Hammarberg.
It is Hammarberg's second visit to Azerbaijan since the beginning of his mandate.
In the course of his visit, Commissioner Hammarberg plans to meet the President of the Republic, the Minister for Foreign Affairs, the Minister of Justice, and the Minister of Internal Affairs, as well as the Prosecutor-General and the Head of the Azerbaijani delegation to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe. Further meetings are planned with the Ombudsman and representatives of civil society.
The Commissioner intends to visit some places and institutions of human rights relevance, including in the Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic.