There is nothing unusual that the obligations undertaken by Azerbaijan before the Council of Europe will be discussed not at the spring session, but at the summer session of the Council of Europe Parliamentary Assembly (PACE), said the member of the Azerbaijan delegation to the PACE, MP Gultakin Hajiyeva.
PACE reporter for Azerbaijan, Andreas Herkel said that Azerbaijan obligation may be discussed not at the spring session in April, but at the summer session in July. He justified it through the issue that yet official Baku has not expressed its attitude towards the report which reflects the level of fulfilling the obligations.
Hajiyeva said that PACE Monitoring Committee permanently discusses the obligations. According to her, there are no any emergency situations and problems with implementation of obligations in Azerbaijan and the discussions over the report may be cancelled. According to her, postponing the discussions over the obligations show that there are not any emergency situation and problems with implementation of obligations in Azerbaijan, which need to be delivered to the attention of the PACE. I positively assess it, Hajiyeva said.
Azerbaijan has fulfilled the majority of the obligations, but there are several questions which require time to be implemented. It is impossible to meet these obligations today or in April, Hajiyeva said.
Among the obligations, which are still impossible to implement, she highlighted the law On alternative military service and making amendments to the electoral legislation. Hajiyeva said that it also includes the artificial agiotage created around the political prisoners. The Deputy said that the Council of Europe has also been notified that fulfillment of several obligations will take time.