The European Court for Human Rights has today notified in writing its Chamber Judgment on the case of Nabat Ramazanova, Emin Zeynalov, Zarifa Ganbarova, and Eldar Alizadeh, all Azerbaijan nationals representing a public association named Assistance to the Human Rights Protection of the Homeless and Vulnerable Residents of Baku. On 4 April 2001 the applicants founded the above-mentioned NGO aimed at providing aid to the homeless and protecting their interests. On 9 April 2001 the applicants filed a request for the association state registration with the Ministry of Justice, with a view to acquire the status of a legal entity, Trend reports. The Court made a unanimous decision that there had been a violation of Article 11 (freedom of assembly and association) of the European Convention on Human Rights. Under Article 41 (just satisfaction) of the Convention, the Court awarded the applicants a total of 4,000 euros (EUR) in respect of non-pecuniary damage and EUR 2,000 for costs and expenses.
European Court for Human Rights Made a Decision on Suit Brought by Azerbaijani Citizens
1 February 2007 17:01 (UTC+04:00)