Results of projects in Azerbaijan

Current projects

  • application of the European Convention on Human Rights and the case-law of the European Court of Human Rights in Azerbaijan ENG
  • strengthening anti-money laundering in Azerbaijan ENG

Information on the completed projects

  • improving the efficiency and quality of judicial services ENG AZE
  • strengthening capacities to fight and prevent corruption in the Azerbaijani administration ENG AZE
  • freedom of expression and media freedom ENG AZE
coe monitoring

Human Rights Commissioner

As part of his mandate, the Commissioner carries out visits to countries in order to monitor the human rights situation and pursue a dialogue with national authorities and civil societies.

 Azerbaijan visit reports and documents


Fight against corruption

The Group of States against Corruption (GRECO) monitors member states' compliance with the Council of Europe anti-corruption standards with the objective to improve the capacity of its members to fight corruption.



Fight against money laundering

The MONEYVAL committee of experts evaluates the effectiveness of domestic measures to counter money laundering and the financing of terrorism in Council of Europe member states which are not members of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF). Council of Europe member states which are members of MONEYVAL but subsequently become members of the FATF can elect to retain full membership of MONEYVAL. Applicant states for membership and other non-member states which are not members of the FATF may apply to join the terms of reference under certain conditions.

 Azerbaijan MONEYVAL profile


Democracy through Law

The European Commission for Democracy through Law - the Venice Commission - is an advisory body on constitutional matters which plays a leading role in the adoption of constitutions that conform to the standards of Europe's constitutional heritage

 Documents concerning Azerbaijan


Protection of social rights

The European Social Charter is a Council of Europe treaty which guarantees social and economic human rights. It was adopted in 1961 and revised in 1996. The European Committee of Social Rights rules on the conformity of the situation in States with the European Social Charter, the 1988 Additional Protocol and the Revised European Social Charter.

 Factsheet - Azerbaijan and the European Social Charter
 Conclusions of the European Committee of Social Rights


European Commission for the Efficiency of Justice (CEPEJ)

The aim of the CEPEJ is the improvement of the efficiency and functioning of justice in the member States.

 Country profile for Azerbaijan


Consultative Council of European Prosecutors (CCPE)

This consultative body to the Committee of Ministers prepares opinions, promotes the implementation of the Recommendation on the Role of Public Prosecution in the Criminal Justice System (2000)19 and collects information about the functioning of prosecution services in Europe.

 Country profile for Azerbaijan


Prevention of torture

The European Committee for the prevention of torture visits places of detention (for juvenile or immigration detainees, police stations, psychiatric hospitals) in order to assess how persons deprived of their liberty are treated.

  Visits and reports


Fight against racism

The European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI) is an independent monitoring body which provides member States with concrete and practical advice on how to tackle problems of racism and intolerance in their country.

  ECRI conclusions and reports about Azerbaijan


Protection of minorities

The Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities provides for a monitoring system to evaluate how the treaty is implemented in State Parties. An advisory Committee adopts recommendations to improve minority protection.

 Azerbaijan report