Delegation of Venice Committee of Council of Europe to Arrive in Baku
A delegation of the Venice Committee of the Council of Europe is expected to arrive in Baku at the beginning of November to discuss the Azerbaijani bill On Freedom of Gatherings, Alain Chablais, Secretary of the Constitutional Cooperation Department of the Venice Commission of OSCE exclusively told Trend today.
He pointed out that during the forthcoming visit, the above-mentioned bill that was adopted in 1998 will be discussed. The delegation is expected to negotiate with the Azerbaijani Government jointly with OSCE. In this connection the delegation will bring concrete proposals on improving the bill. These proposals appointed during the last plenary session of the Venice Committee will be submitted to the Azerbaijani Government.
Andreas Herkel and Tony Lloyd, Co-Rapporteurs of the Monitoring Committee of PACE (Parliamentary Assembly of Council of Europe) are also expected to come to Baku together with the Venice Committee's delegation.
Notably, during the forthcoming visit to Azerbaijan, the Co-Rapporteurs are expected to hold meetings with Azerbaijani officials, as well as representative of the civil society, and media. The key aim of the visit is to inform PACE about the existing situation in Azerbaijan.
The Co-Rapporteurs are expected to prepare a report to be submitted to PACE.