Azerbaijan ratified the European Convention on Human Rights and its Protocols on April 15, 2002. From that date, the Convention and its Protocols entered into force in relation to Azerbaijan, and persons under the jurisdiction of the Republic of Azerbaijan gained the right to appeal to the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR). This study, prepared by the Media Rights Group, covers developments in the context of Azerbaijan-European Court of Human Rights relations since that date.
In general, the document discusses the importance of the ECtHR instrument in the protection of rights and freedoms, national legal mechanisms governing the use of this instrument, the procedural aspects of the ECtHR’s review of complaints, decision-making, and enforcement.
The document also contains applications to the ECtHR, decisions/judgments taken by the ECtHR, measures taken to implement the decisions/judgments in the light of annual statistics. The study is based on information from the ECtHR, the Council of Europe of Cabinet of Ministers, relevant Azerbaijani authorities, the ECtHR applicants, and their representatives…