European Court Correspond with Azerbaijan on 42 Appeals

Society Materials 26 December 2007 17:37 (UTC +04:00)

Azerbaijan, Baku / Trend corr. К.Zarbaliyeva / The European Court on Human Rights correspond with Azerbaijan on 42 appeals, stated Chingiz Askarov, the representative of Azerbaijan at the European Court.

Askarov said that most appeals concern violation of human rights of the European Convention on protection of main rights and freedom of human being.

Most of appeals were submitted due to violation of the Articles 3 (prohibition of torture), 5 (right for freedom and immunity), 8 (right to respect human beings), 10 (freedom of expression) and 11 (freedom of assembly and unions) of the Convention.

Askarov said that since Azerbaijan joined the convention on 15 April 2002 the Government has been held communications with the European Court on 66 cases.

In 2007 the Azerbaijani Government was submitted communications on 33 appeals.

Askarov said that there were appeals by the former Minister of Economic Minister Farhad Aliyev and his brother Rafig Aliyev, oppositional figures Sardar Jalaloglu, Panah Huseyn and Rauf Arifoglu were among the appeals submitted to the European Court.

The European Court considered 24 cases on Azerbaijan. The decision on eight appeals was made against Azerbaijan and sixteen for the state.

One of the decisions was made against Azerbaijan in 2006 and seven in 2007.

The decisions on the case of Alikram Humbatov, Latifa Afandiyev, Sheyd Nasibli and Valentina Akimova have not been considered yet.