UN special rapporteur due in Azerbaijan
Baku, Azerbaijan, Sept.8
The UN Special Rapporteur Michel Forst will visit Azerbaijan Sept.14-22, said the UN Baku Office Sept.8.
Forst was appointed by the president of the Human Rights Council as the UN special rapporteur on the situation of human rights defenders. He has extensive experience on human rights issues, including human rights defenders.
Forst will pay the visit at the invitation of the Azerbaijani government.
During the visit, the special rapporteur will met with a number of officials, judicial representatives, human rights activists, including representatives of civil society and the diplomatic community.
The final report of Forst will be presented in the UN Human Rights Council in March 2017.