Azerbaijani Supreme Court Intend to Provide Property Rights of Citizens – Judge(video)
Azerbaijan, Baku / Trend corr. К.Zarbaliyeva / The number of refugees and internally displaced persons temporarily placed in apartments will be confirmed as well as all the necessary measures to be taken.
According to the Judge of the Supreme Court, Ramiz Rzayev, examinations are being held in order to define the apartments where refugees and internally displaced persons were placed after the European Court made the decision against Azerbaijan in the case of Valentina Akimova. Akimova's plaintiff commented on the violation of her rights on property envisaged by the Protocol 1 of the European Convention on Protection of Human Rights and Freedom.
One of the internally displaced families was placed in Akimova's apartment. Akimova could not use her apartment for a long period. The Azerbaijani Appeal Court recognized Akimova's right to the property. However, the court's decision can only be implemented after the liberation of the Azerbaijani occupied territories. The Azerbaijani Courts passed a range of decisions concerning Akimova's case until the European Court made the decision.
"We must understand the situation of the refugees and the internally displaced persons. Although the courts recognize the property rights of citizens, the implementation of decisions by the courts was suspended until the Azerbaijani occupied territories were to be liberated. We will develop a document concerning the issue," Rzayev said.
The Supreme Court had to abolish the decision made by the Appeal Court on 7 April 2005 and to allocate the apartment to internally displaced family of Akimova in order to fulfill the decision made by the European Court.
The Azerbaijani representative to the European Court, Chingiz Askarov, noted that the decision of the European Court on appeals with such a composition will be taken into consideration.