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Azerbaijan hardens rules of foreign NGOs activity

Society Materials 15 September 2014 14:09 (UTC +04:00)
Azerbaijan hardens rules relating to the activities of representative offices and branches of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) by foreign countries.
Azerbaijan hardens rules of foreign NGOs activity

Baku, Azerbaijan, Sept.15

By Elchin Mekhtiyev - Trend:

Azerbaijan hardens rules relating to the activities of representative offices and branches of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) by foreign countries. A number of changes are proposed to be made to the Law "On State Registration and State Register of Legal Entities" due to it, Milli Majlis (parliament) told Trend.

According to the amendment to Article 4.2-1, any foreign NGOs will be allowed to open only one agency or branch in Azerbaijan.

According to the article 6.1.1-1 introduced into law, the agency or branch of foreign NGOs operating in Azerbaijan must indicate their legal address, scope of activities and powers of the head of the institution in the regulation, submitted to the relevant body of local executive authorities.

According to the new Article 6.1.5, agency or branch of a foreign NGO operating in Azerbaijan must indicate the tenure of the governing party among the documents submitted to the appropriate body of local executive authorities.

According to the new Article 6.1.6, the head of the representative office or branch of the foreign NGOs operating in Azerbaijan must also submit a document on appointment of a deputy to the appropriate body of local executive authorities. This document should contain full information about the deputy.

According to the Article 12.8.3-1 introduced to the law, the representative or branch of a foreign NGO must provide information on its tasks, guidance on their performance, suspension of the activities or the restoration as well as on land issues of the institution to the appropriate body of local executive authorities.

The project was submitted to the Milli Majlis.

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