Published: 1 Jun 2009 | By Ramil Iskandarov

The role of the ECtHR in the implementation of freedom of association in Azerbaijan


Although Azerbaijan is a member of the Council of Europe, problems continue to exist with exercising the right to freedom of association, amongst others. Despite the obstacles still faced by civil society, the number of NGOs has been growing rapidly, with a 2007 presidential decree confirming support for these organisations.

In this article, Ramil Iskandarov considers the role of the ECtHR and the judgements it has handed down in paving the way for such improvements. To find out more about the current situation regarding freedom of association in Azerbaijan, click on the link below.