Azerbaijan and European Court on Human Rights are in written correspondence over more than 100 cases
Azerbaijan, Baku, April 20 /Trend, K.Zarbaliyeva/
Azerbaijan and the European Court on Human Rights (ECHR) are in official written correspondence over more than 100 cases, Chinghis Askerov, Azerbaijan's envoy to the ECHR told Trend on Wednesday.
Unlike last year cases, the cases under written correspondence this year are related to violations of European Convention-protected rights during consideration of criminal cases.
The majority of cases, which were under written correspondence last year, were related to civil law, said Askerov.
A total of 337 complaints from Azerbaijan were submitted to the European Court in 2010. Of them, 167 were rejected, 49 were returned to the state, and 33 were accepted for consideration. On 16 of the considered complaints, there were made decisions against the government whereas ten complaints were settled based on the decisions taken upon mutual consent of the sides.
Azerbaijan joined the European Convention on Human Rights in January 2001. A total of 1,254 complaints have so far been sent from Azerbaijan to the ECHR.
The European Court made more than 40 decisions against Azerbaijan.