Published: 1 Jun 2013 | By Tural Hacibeyli

Freedom of assembly in Azerbaijan


In Azerbaijan, freedom of assembly is guaranteed by Art. 49 of the Constitution of the Republic of Azerbaijan (adopted on 12 November 1995) and by the Law On Freedom of Assembly (passed on 13 November 1998). However, Article 5 of the Law On Freedom of Assembly contains a controversial provision which is often violated in practice. The substance of this provision relies on and is in compliance with Art 49 of the Constitution, yet its implementation contradicts the spirit and letter of the law.

For a full analysis of Azerbaijani legislation on freedom of assembly, please follow the link below.