Court denies Akif Chovdarov’s petition - UPDATED
An Azerbaijani court on Monday continued the trial in the criminal case involving Major General Akif Chovdarov, former head of the main energy and transport security directorate under the liquidated Ministry of National Security (MNS), and other people arrested with him.
17:40 27 March
Commission for the Regulation and Coordination of Labor Relations established in Azerbaijan
Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev signed a decree on the establishment of the Commission on the regulation and coordination of labor relations.
02:19 18 March
Pardon order: 40 inmates released from Correctional Facility No. 13
Forty prisoners have been released from the Correctional Facility No. 13 of the Azerbaijani Justice Ministry’s Penitentiary Service upon the relevant order of the country’s president.
11:31 17 March
A protest action takes place in the center of Yerevan
The participants of the protest staged in memory of “Food Provider” Artur Sargsyan are heading to the Liberty Square, where they are going to stage a sit-in, APA reports quoting Armenian media.
00:20 17 March
Former Azerbaijani police officer dies in prison
Majid Guliyev (1957), a former Azerbaijani police officer who had been receiving treatment at the medical facility of the Justice Ministry's Penitentiary Service, has passed away in prison, APA reported.
12:00 13 March
Azerbaijan says Netherlands’ actions against Turkey go beyond diplomatic ethics
The actions of the Netherlands against Turkey go beyond diplomatic ethics, Azerbaijani Foreign Ministry spokesman Hikmet Hajiyev told APA on Sunday.
15:55 12 March
Turkey has asked off-duty Dutch ambassador to not return for a while
Turkey has asked off-duty Dutch ambassador to not return for a while, said a foreign ministry statement Saturday. , APA reports qoting Anadolu.
00:11 12 March
Turkish president slams Germany over rally ban
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan late Friday gave a strongly-worded reaction after Turkish ministers were barred from holding public rallies in two German cities ahead of the April 16 referendum in Turkey, APA reports quoting Anadolu Agency.
06:10 04 March
Turkey summons German ambassador over cancelled meeting
Turkey's Foreign Ministry has summoned the German Ambassador, Martin Erdmann, over the cancellation of a Thursday meeting between Turkey's justice minister and Turkish citizens in Germany, according to a ministry source, APA reports quoting Anadolu.
23:34 02 March
Azerbaijan says UN report on human rights is one-sided, unbalanced
The report of UN rapporteurs on human rights, prepared on the results of the visit to Azerbaijan in September 2016, on the situation of human rights defenders in the country, is one-sided, unbalanced and runs contrary to the spirit of cooperation between Azerbaijan and the UN agencies, said Azerbaijan’s Deputy Foreign Minister Mahmud Mammad-Guliyev.
12:50 02 March
Khojaly Tragedy victims commemorated in Prague
The month of February is always a sad one for Azerbaijan, and amongst those around the world who support the rule of law and the sanctity of human life. This is because, 25 years ago, that month saw the single worst atrocity of the Armenian–Azerbaijani conflict over Nagorno-Karabakh. The Khojaly Massacre took the lives of 613 civilians.
19:02 28 February
Azerbaijan: Khojaly Genocide should find its legal appraisal
Under the international criminal law, the act perpetrated in the Azerbaijani town of Khojaly is viewed as international criminal offence and the Khojaly genocide should find its legal appraisal, Azerbaijan’s Foreign Ministry said in a statement released due to the 25th anniversary of the Khojaly Genocide.
10:15 23 February
Three more inmates die in Azerbaijan
Three more inmates have died in Azerbaijan over the past few days.
10:50 22 February
Poland in response to EU: rule of law not under threat
Poland appeared to dismiss on Monday demands that it implement judiciary reforms deemed essential by the European Commission to uphold the rule of law, raising the danger that Warsaw could be stripped of its voting rights in the 28-member bloc, APA reports quoting Reuters.
03:05 21 February
Turkey prepares to ask US to extradite ex-daily editor
A Turkish court in Ankara prepared Monday a request for the extradition from the U.S. of the former editor of a Turkish newspaper over alleged links to the Fethullah Terror Organization (FETO), APA reports quoting Anadolu Agency.
20:37 20 February
Iran: “Referendum” in Nagorno-Karabakh unacceptable
The conduct of a “referendum” in Nagorno-Karabakh is an inappropriate, wrong and unacceptable step, said Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qasemi.
13:19 20 February
Ali Huseynli: Presidential order on improvement of penitentiary service – new stage of legal reforms in Azerbaijan - INTERVIEW
APA Agency has had an interview with Ali Huseynli, Chairman of the Azerbaijani Parliament’s Committee on Law Policy and State Building
12:58 17 February
Azerbaijani human rights defenders welcome presidential order on improvement of penitentiary service
The order recently singed by Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev on the improvement of penitentiary service, humanization of penalty policy and expansion of the application of measures of alternative penalty and procedural compulsion not linked with isolation from society is a positive step forward, Saida Gojamanli, head of the Bureau of human rights and protection of the rule of law, told APA on Tuesday.
19:11 14 February
Azerbaijani parliament approves report on annual municipal activities
During the plenary meeting on Tuesday, Azerbaijan’s parliament approved the report on annual municipal activities, APA reported.
14:48 14 February
Azerbaijani SEC develops new rules for civil service recruitment
The State Examination Center (SEC) of Azerbaijan has developed new rules for civil service recruitment and submitted to the government, Maleyka Abbaszade, chairwoman of the SEC Board of Directors told reporters on Tuesday, APA reported.
14:35 14 February