European Court fines Azerbaijan for 60,000 euros
Azerbaijan, Baku, Dec. 21 / Trend A.Huseynbala /
The European Court has taken six decisions on Azerbaijan and fined the country for 60,000 euros, Azerbaijani Government's Plenipotentiary Representative at the European Court Chingiz Asgarov told Trend today.
According to Asgarov, one of the six decisions came into force and the country takes appropriate measures for its execution.
The number of complaints submitted from Azerbaijan to the European Court decreased in 2009 compared to previous years, he added. Over the past years the European Court has received approximately 500 complaints per year from Azerbaijan.
Regarding the nature of complaints Asgarov said that they relate to various kinds of violations of rights provided by the European Convention.
Asgarov did not exclude the adoption of a decision on the IDPs complaint against Armenia by late 2010.
The correspondence between the Azerbaijani government and the European Court on cases of IDP's appeal, as well as on IDP from the Lachin region Chiragov's appeal have been finalized.
The Azerbaijani report on the appeal by IDP Chiragov from the Lachin region of Azerbaijan and the other five people, who became the displaced persons from the territories occupied by the Armenian Armed Forces, was submitted to the European Court.
The European Court decided to consider the appeal at the Supreme Chamber.
The cases of Chiragov and the other five people will be a pilot after consideration by the European Court, but later on the others will also be considered equally, Asgarov added. The appeal by the displaced persons includes claims on the violation of their rights and demands compensation.
Lachin region of Azerbaijan was occupied on 17 May 1992. As a result of occupation, 67,000 residents of the Lachin region became displaced persons.
So far, the European court has passed 21 resolutions on Azerbaijan.
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