Top official: Azerbaijani government supports dialogue on basic human rights issues

Politics Materials 22 May 2013 13:24 (UTC +04:00)

Azerbaijan, Baku, May 22 / Trend /

The Azerbaijani government is interested and willing to discuss any topic, including any issue regarding media, Head of the Azerbaijani Presidential Administration's Social and Political Department, Ali Hasanov said.

Hasanov made this statement addressing the event on the topic "Reforms in the sphere of human rights: prospects of legislation on defamation".

He said the Azerbaijani government welcomes and supports the dialogue on key issues in the sphere of human rights with civil society institutions, media outlets, local and international organizations, including the other branches of government.

"Every dialogue and exchange of views eventually creates conditions to find optimal ways, providing additional support to the relevant structures to coordinate different views and find common ground. In this sense, issues of relations between the people and the press, media and the public are urgent in Azerbaijani society," Hasanov said.

He said the important sections in connection with ensuring the human rights and freedoms in Azerbaijan are reflected in the Constitution of Azerbaijan, adopted in 1995.

"Most of the laws and initiatives taken after the adoption of the Constitution, are aimed at full-fledged ensuring of human rights in society, study and application of the most advanced international experience in the society. We want and seek to build such a society in which the balance of human rights would be preserved, the rights would be fully ensured," Hasanov said.

Legislative initiatives should be aimed at that direction to make necessary achievement, Hasanov said.