Draft law on annexes and amendments to draft law on â€œFreedom of Assemblyâ€ recommended for consideration of Parliament
Azerbaijani member of the Council of Europe Venice Commission Latif Huseynov said three meetings had been held with the international organizations on annexes and amendments to the document. The Venice Commission made its last opinion on the document in December 2007, said Huseynov and noted that they had taken the principles of OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights into consideration as well. â€œVenice Commission said in its last opinion that if the draft law was adopted in this form, it would meet the European standardsâ€. Huseynov said the annexes and amendments to be made to a number of articles of the document were of technical character. â€œAccording to the annexes and amendments, freedom of assembly is carried out not on the permission, but by the warning. The document recognizes freedom of assembly before the private property. Freedom of assembly can be restricted in the wedding and funeral ceremonies. There is no age limit for freedom of assembly. Non-citizens and foreigners also have a freedom of assemblyâ€. Huseynov said ban of meetings was dropped from the draft law. â€œFreedom of Assembly can be banned only on the eve of preparations for the international events. A right of citizens to hold contra-meetings is also recognized. Holding assembly in front of any object diminishes from 300 meter to 200 meter. Freedom of assembly in temples and cemeteries is not bannedâ€, he said.
To him, period of appeals has been prolonged date of freedom of assembly is not banned.
â€œForces by policeman should be adequate with danger. Participants of assembly, who violate the law, should be held accountableâ€, he said.
MPs expressed their anxiety about amendments made to several Articles during discussions. Fazail Agamali noted that it was unacceptable to permit foreigners and citizens out of citizenship for freedom of assembly. Fazil Gazanfaroglu estimated freedom of assembly in front of special properties negatively. Ilyas Ismayilov taking into account of separation of religion from state noted that he was against to hold actions in temples. Gudrat Hasanguliyev added that he estimated holding actions outside of the city as limitation of freedom of assembly.
â€œIf cultural events are held in the centre of the city, other motivated actions should be heldâ€, he said.
After discussions the document has been submitted to the Parliament for consideration.
Russia sees cooperation within BRICS as major foreign policy feature — Kremlin aide
North Korea slams South Korea-US military drills, warns of consequences
Iran rejects U.S. claims about Tehran-Moscow space cooperation
Ukraine says ready to extend gas transit from Russia at EU request
China leads global green technology innovation: study
U.S. vice president urges ceasefire, more aid at meeting with Israeli war cabinet member
Ankara ready to bring 'new nightmares' to those using terrorism to target Türkiye - Erdogan
Russian PM to embark on visit to Azerbaijan
IAEA Director General to hold several high-level meetings during his visit to Russia
Assistant to President meets with Saudi Arabian Ambassador to Azerbaijan
Azerbaijan celebrates Fire Tuesday of Novruz Holiday
Azerbaijan, Hungary hold consulate consultations in Budapest
Ukrainian leader replaces Support Forces commander
Soldier of Azerbaijani Army kills himself with firearm
Armenia to hand over Ruslan Panahov to Azerbaijan-UPDATED
Azerbaijan, Türkiye explore cooperation in ecological field
US President prolongs sanctions on Russia for another year
Macron said France will not send troops to Ukraine in the near future 18:36
Turkish President to discuss aid delivery to Gaza with Palestinian counterpart in Ankara
Police arrested two, fined another two football fans who attacked base of Azerbaijan's Neftchi FC
Azerbaijan and Pakistan mull state of military cooperation and ink final protocol
Biden says Trump wouldn't concede next time: "Losers are never graceful"
5 killed in road accident in west India
"Robotex Türkiye" supported by Azercell concludes!
Germany's Scholz speaks out against Assange extradition
US envoy Amos Hochstein arrives in Beirut to calm rising tensions
Turkmenistan may become a full member of OTS in 2024
EU slaps Apple with 1.8-bln-euro antitrust fine
Nepal PM forms new coalition, dumps old allies
Quadrilateral cooperation among Armenia-Greece-France-India is possible - Nikos Dendias
AZAL recommends purchasing tickets from Baku to Nakhchivan in advance due to Novruz Bayrami
Ukraine aims to cut ministries by third, PM says
APA TV on air via Aile TV, CityNet, Ultel and other cable televisions, as well as on IPTV platforms
Azerbaijan, Algeria discuss energy cooperation
Portuguese police seize 1.3 tons of cocaine hidden in frozen fish
President Ilham Aliyev invites Pakistani PM to visit Azerbaijan
President Ilham Aliyev congratulates Shehbaz Sharif on his re-election as Prime Minister of Pakistan -UPDATED
Director General Rafael Grossi calls upon Iran to cooperate fully with IAEA
Armenia, Greece will expand cooperation in military field
Brussels to host first Nuclear Energy Summit
Russia is monitoring NATO Nordic Response drills - Deputy FM
Guatemalan President congratulates Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev
Azerbaijan to ensure a complete transition to an electronic prescription by the end of 2024
Moody’s: Asset quality of banks in Azerbaijan will continue to improve
Russia maintains dialogue with UN on grain export memorandum — Foreign Ministry
Russia has no territorial disputes with post-Soviet countries - Deputy Chairman of Security Council
1 dead, 3 injured in fuel tanker explosion in Istanbul
President: Biased and smear campaign against Azerbaijan conducted in PACE is intolerable for our delegation
President: After the end of the 44-day Patriotic War in 2020, Armenia did not show a positive attitude towards Azerbaijan's efforts to advance peace
Bulgaria intends to join Black Sea Submarine Cable Project, Zhelyazkov says