Appeal against Azerbaijani Justice Ministry not granted
Azerbaijan, Baku, Sept.2. / Trend K.Zarbaliyeva /
The court did not grant the appeal of the non-governmental organization Elections Monitoring Center and Teaching Democracy's (EMCTD) against the Azerbaijani Justice Ministry.
The court announced verdict on the appeal of the EMCTD on Sept. 2.
The appeal filed by the EMCTD, which requires considering the ministry's refusal from registering the organization as illegal, was rejected by the verdict of the Yasamal District Court.
On Jan. 26, 2008, the EMCTD submitted the documents to the Justice Ministry, but the Ministry's central registration and notary department returned documents to the NGO on April 29. The Ministry referred to absence of a resolution on establishment of the organization and approval of the Charter among documents submitted by the Center. Furthermore, the applicant incorrectly indicated the title of the law on non-governmental organizations (public associations and funds) in the latter of appeal, the ministry added.
Considering the ministry's actions as illegal, the founders of the EMCTD appealed to the Yasamal District Court.
Founder of the EMCTD, Bashir Suleymanli, believes the Justice Ministry's decision violated Article 58 (right for unifying) of the Constitution and Article 11 (freedom of assembly and unifying) of the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and basic human freedoms.
The EMCTD will appeal to the Baku Court of appeal on the verdict of the Yasamal District Court, Suleymanli told Trend .
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