Head of OSCE Office in Baku: “The existence of problems is due to the fact that Azerbaijan is a young country”

Head of OSCE Office in Baku: “The existence of problems is due to the fact that Azerbaijan is a young country”
# 09 December 2013 11:54 (UTC +04:00)

He said that the OSCE hopes the law "On defamation" will be adopted in Azerbaijan: “As for the freedom of information, there are some problems. The existence of problems is due to the fact that Azerbaijan is a young country. Our main goal is to bring Azerbaijan’s legal system to conformity with the standards of international law.”

Targay said that as a result of the cooperation, some progress has been achieved in the system of the Justice Ministry, detention conditions and protection of the rights of detainees in prisons: “Detention facilities of the Ministry of Internal Affairs have reached the level of OSCE standards.”

The OSCE representative said that he is committed to looking forward, rather than back in this regard: “However, while assessing the situation in Azerbaijan, we have to look both back and forward. While analyzing the situation in Azerbaijan, looking back to 1991-2013, we see that Azerbaijan has achieved much over these years. As for the offenses, they are observed in every country. It is possible, especially if it is a young country. Unfortunately, Heydar Aliyev couldn’t see the development of the last ten years.”

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