Law on Protection of Detained Persons’ Rights and Freedom Developed
Azerbaijan, Baku / Trend corr. I. Alizadeh / Sayad Karimov, the deputy head of the Administrative and Military Legislation Department of the Milli Majlis (Azerbaijani parliament) reported on 3 May that the draft law "Protection of Detained Persons' Rights and Freedom" had been developed in parliament. A second reading, where proposals and amendments are made during the discussion of the law, will be taken into consideration. The purpose of the draft law is to protect the rights and freedom provided by the Constitution of Azerbaijan Republic and international contracts signed by Azerbaijan. The law protects the rights and freedom of people who have been detained as suspects or pronounced guilty.
The draft law was developed with assistance from international organizations including the Council of Europe (CE). A translated copy of the law will be sent to the CE for further consideration.
Before the submission a public discussion of the draft law was held with the participation of experts, NGO representatives and international organizations operating in Baku.
Karimov noted that in case the proposals are considered to be expedient, they will be reflected in the draft law.
The draft law will be discussed in parliament during the second reading.