The Azerbaijan Representative in the European Court on Human Rights, Chingiz Askerov, exclusively informed Trend that during the discussions in the Venice Commission over the law On freedom of assembly in Azerbaijan, the Azerbaijani side agreed with most of the recommendations, and that carry technical character.
It should be mentioned that on December 6-7, discussions were held in Strasburg on the law On freedom of assembly in Azerbaijan, which was adopted in 1998, at base of the recommendations of the Venice Commission of the Council of Europe,
The meeting was attended by the member of the Venice Commission, Bogdan Aurescu, Vice President of the Venice Commission, Finola Flanagan. Azerbaijan was represented at the meeting by the representatives of the Executive Apparat of the Azerbaijan President, Fuad Aleskerov and Shahin Aliyev and representative of Azerbaijan in the European Court on Human Rights, Chingiz Askerov, as well as representative of the OSCE Baku Office Andreas Bush.
Askerov said that mistakes were made in the translation of the recommendations, which were translated by the local office of the OSCE and Venice Commission. The sides discussed the document again and decided to meet in spring 2007.
The meeting went in the manner of mutual understanding and all articles of the law were discussed. The new proposals of Azerbaijan will be discussed at the next meeting.