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  1. Azerbaijan - - Law, Act

    Law No. 687 of 18 June 1999 on fight against terrorism. - Unofficial English Translation

    Adoption: 1999-06-18 | AZE-1999-L-64868

  2. Azerbaijan - - Law, Act

    Law No. 682 of 11 June 1999 on appeals against decisions and actions (inactions) violating rights and liberties of citizens. - National Legislation on Human Rights

    Adoption: 1999-06-11 | AZE-1999-L-64879

  3. Azerbaijan - - Law, Act

    Law No. 668 of 21 May 1999 on the status of IDP (Internally Displaced Persons) and Refugees. - Unofficial English translation Unofficial English Translation

    Adoption: 1999-05-21 | AZE-1999-L-64866

    Provides, inter alia, for conditions to grant the status of refugee.

  4. Azerbaijan - - Law, Act

    Law of the Azerbaijan Republic On Social Protection of Internally Displaced Persons and Persons Equated to Them (No. 669-1Q). - Unofficial English Translation

    Adoption: 1999-05-21 | AZE-1999-L-83699

    Determines measures on placing and social protection of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) and persons equated with them in the Azerbaijan Republic and associated duties of the State bodies.

  5. Azerbaijan - - Law, Act

    Law No. 618 of 1 February 1999 promulgating the Labour Code of the Republic of Azerbaijan. - Code in Russian Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1999-02-01 | Date of entry into force: 1999-07-01 | AZE-1999-L-54131

    Section I: General standards
    Section II: Collective contract and agreement
    Section III: Labour contract
    Section IV: Working time
    Section V: Rest and workers' right to holidays
    Section VI: Labour standards, rules and guarantees for wages
    Section VII: Labour and performance discipline
    Section VIII: Mutual material liability of employer and worker
    Section IX: Labour protection (occupational safety and health)
    Section X: Specificities of regulation of labour relations for women, workers under 18 and for the agrarian sector
    Section XI: Labour disputes
    Section XII: Social protection of workers
    Section XIII: Final standards

  6. Azerbaijan - - Constitution

    Constitution of Nakhichevan Autonomous Region of 29 December 1998 (consolidation, 15 November 2011) - Legislation from CIS Countries (in Russian) The Constitution of Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic in English

    Adoption: 1998-12-29 | AZE-1998-C-89957

    Chapter I: General Provisions
    Chapter II: Legislative power
    Chapter III: Executive Power
    Chapter IV: Judicial Power
    Chapter V: Legislative System
    Chapter VI: The amendments and additions to the Constitution of Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic

  7. Azerbaijan - - Law, Act

    Law No. 585 of 11 December 1998 on State protection of persons taking part in criminal procedure, as amended up to 2004. - English translation

    Adoption: 1998-12-11 | AZE-1998-L-75992

  8. Azerbaijan - - Law, Act

    Law on State Protection of Persons Taking Part in Criminal Procedure (No. 585-IГ of 1998) - Unofficial English Translation

    Adoption: 1998-12-11 | AZE-1998-L-83689

    Defines a system of measures, that ensures security and social protection of victims, witnesses of the criminal case and other persons participating in the criminal procedure. Security measures, determined by this Law, shall be implemented where it is impossible to ensure security of the above persons by other means.

  9. Azerbaijan - - Law, Act

    Law No.586-IQ of 11 December 1998 "On State Protection of Employees of Judicial and Law Enforcement Agencies". - Legislation from CIS Countries

    Adoption: 1998-12-11 | Date of entry into force: 1998-12-11 | AZE-1998-L-101990

    Establishes general provisions; the safety measures for persons under state protection; agencies ensuring safety, application and termination of safety measures; rights and duties of agencies ensuring safety, also of persons under protection; compulsory state insurance of employees of judicial and law enforcement bodies and payment of benefits to them; funding and material supply of protection measures; liability for the violation of this law.

  10. Azerbaijan - - Law, Act

    Law No. 537-IQ of 13 November 1998 on Freedom of Assembly. - English translation Russian text

    Adoption: 1998-11-13 | AZE-1998-L-64871

  11. Azerbaijan - - Law, Act

    Law No. 527 of 30 September 1998 on Citizenship. - Unofficial English Translation Unofficial English Translation

    Adoption: 1998-09-30 | AZE-1998-L-64865

  12. Azerbaijan - - International agreement

    Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Turkey and the Government of Azerbaijan on Social Security. Done at Ankara on 17 July 1998.

    Adoption: 1998-07-17 | INT-1998-IA-61727

  13. Azerbaijan - - Law, Act

    Law No. 505 of 19 June 1998 on Freedom of Information. - English Translation

    Adoption: 1998-06-19 | AZE-1998-L-64869

    Provides that any person has the right to look for, receive, transmit, produce and disseminate information. Also deals with access to information.

  14. Azerbaijan - - Law, Act

    Law No. 499 of 19 May 1998 on Children's Rights. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1998-05-19 | AZE-1998-L-64863

    Defines rights and liberties of children, basic principles of State policy in relation with children, tasks of State bodies and other legal persons or individuals for children protection. Section 24 deals with children's labour rights. Children have the right to work depending of their age, state of health, educational level and professional qualification.

  15. Azerbaijan - - Law, Act

    Law on Information, Information Technology and Protection of Information (N 460-1G). - Unofficial English Translation English Translation

    Adoption: 1998-04-03 | AZE-1998-L-83695

    Regulates relations arising at formation of information resources based on creation, collection, processing, accumulation, keeping, search, dissemination of information, at establishment and use of information systems, technology and means for their insurance and protection of information. The Law shall establish rights of subjects involving in information processes. The present Law shall not concern relations that are regulated by the Laws of Azerbaijan Republic "On Mass Media" and "On Copyright and Related Rights".

  16. Azerbaijan - - Law, Act

    Law No. 423-IG of December 30, 1997 of the Azerbaijan Republic on Radiation Safety of Population.

    Adoption: 1997-12-30 | AZE-1997-L-97504

  17. Azerbaijan - - Law, Act

    Law No. 360-IQ of 26 June 1997 on Public Health Care. - Legislation from CIS countries in Russian

    Adoption: 1997-06-26 | Date of entry into force: 2009-10-20 | AZE-2009-L-83432

    Provides for protection of psychological and physical health of the population and regulates legal relations between citizens and state and non-governmental organizations.

  18. Azerbaijan - - Law, Act

    Law of 23 June 1997 on Insolvency and Bankruptcy.

    Adoption: 1997-06-23 | AZE-1997-L-71133

    Comprehensive code of bankruptcy procedure in Azerbaidjan. Regulates bankruptcy proceedings, voluntary settlement, and liquidation of debtor's property.

  19. Azerbaijan - - Law, Act

    Law No. 310 of 10 June 1997 on judges and courts. - Unofficial English Translation

    Adoption: 1997-06-10 | AZE-1997-L-64877

    Provides for the independence of the justice system and establishes the judicial system.

  20. Azerbaijan - - Law, Act

    Law No. 314 of 10 June 1997 on the procedure of examination of citizens' complaints (No. 314-IT) - Unofficial English Translation

    Adoption: 1997-06-10 | AZE-1997-L-64880

    Provides that applications of citizens to state authorities with proposals, statements and complaints shall be the main aspect of human rights practices and protection.

  21. Azerbaijan - - Law, Act

    Law No. 313-IG of June 10, 1997 of the Azerbaijan Republic on Fire Safety.

    Adoption: 1997-06-10 | AZE-1997-L-97505

  22. Azerbaijan - - Law, Act

    Law No. 250 of 18 February 1997 on Social Insurance. (Qanun No. 250-IQ (18.02.1997) Sosial sigorta haqqinda) - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1997-02-18 | AZE-1997-L-64873

    Chapter I. General Provisions
    Chapter II. The recipients of social insurance: their rights and obligations
    Chapter III. Mandatory state social insurance
    Chapter IV. Voluntary (additional) social insurance
    Chapter V. Final Provisions

  23. Azerbaijan - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Presidential Decree No. 544 of 27 January 1997 on the establishment of the State Labour Inspectorate in the Ministry of Labour and Social Protection.

    Adoption: 1997-01-27 | AZE-1997-R-74555

  24. Azerbaijan - - Law, Act

    Law No. 82-IQ of 21 May 1996 on Individual Labour Contracts. - Unofficial English Translation Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1996-05-21 | AZE-1996-L-45844

    Provides comprehensive legislation regarding labour contracts and conditions of employment.
    Chapter 1 contains general provisions. Section 7 prohibits discrimination based on, inter alia, sex, race, citizenship, language, property status, age, marital status, religion, political views, and membership in a trade union. Section 8 prohibits forced labour. Section 9 enumerates rights and duties of employees, including the right to safe working conditions, paid leave, pension insurance, and the right to organize and to appeal to courts for labour protection. Chapter 2 covers procedures to be followed regarding labour contracts. Probation period is limited to three months and employers must give employees two months' notice regarding changes in conditions of employment. Chapter 3 governs termination of labour contracts. Chapter 4 provides for insurance for employees in case of dismissal. When dismissals are the result of a reduction in the scope of an enterprise, the employer must provide severance pay. In such cases, persons with the highest qualifications shall be retained; those qualities being equal, priority shall be given to persons who are soldiers, combatants, refugees, sole bread-winners, or who suffer from occupational diseases or injuries. The contracts of pregnant women or women with children under 3 years of age may not be terminated by the employer. Chapter 5 covers work-books, resolution of disputes, and transitional provisions.

  25. Azerbaijan - - International agreement

    Accord de partenariat et de coopération du 22 avril 1996 entre les Communautés européennes et leurs Etats membres, d'une part, et la République d'Azerbaïdjan, d'autre part.

    Adoption: 1996-04-22 | INT-1996-IA-53978

    Articles 20 à 23: conditions relatives à l'emploi. Article 62: coopération dans le domaine social.

  26. Azerbaijan - - Law, Act

    Law of Azerbaijan Republic on Registration of Place of Residence and Stay (No: 55-I Q). - Unofficial English Translation

    Adoption: 1996-04-04 | Date of entry into force: 1997-01-01 | AZE-1996-L-83700

    Provides that all nationals of Azerbaijan Republic, aliens and stateless persons are to be registered in accordance with their place of residence and sojourn in Azerbaijan Republic.

  27. Azerbaijan - - Law, Act

    Law of 13 March 1996 on the Legal Status of Foreigners and Stateless Persons. - Unofficial English translation Unofficial English Translation

    Adoption: 1996-03-13 | AZE-1996-L-63668

    Regulates public relations with respect to legal status of foreigners and stateless persons. Divided into 4 parts. Part 1 contains general provisions, including provisions regarding legal status of foreigners and stateless persons. Foreigners and stateless persons are entitled to the same rights and freedoms as citizens of Azerbaijan, unless different treatment is provided for by the Constitution, this act or other acts, or international treaties. Part 2 provides for rights, freedoms and duties of foreigners and statless persons. Contains provisions regarding: right to personal integrity, right to move freely and select residence, right to work, right to investment and entrepreneur activity, right to marriage, right to rest, right to health protection, right to social security, right to lodging, freedom of conscience, right to education, right to take part in public unions, participation in elections and referenda, military service, and tax and customs levy. Part 3 makes provision for responsibility of foreigners and stateless persons. Part 4 contains final provisions.

  28. Azerbaijan - - Law, Act

    Law No. 25-IQ of 13 February 1996 on Settlement of Individual Labour Disputes. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1996-02-13 | AZE-1996-L-64851

    Regulates the procedure of settlement of individual labour disputes arising between the employer and employees.
    Deals with rights of the employee for appeal about the reestablishment of his/her violated rights, obligations and responsibility of the parties, and terms of appeal.

  29. Azerbaijan - - Law, Act

    Law of 7 February 1996 on cooperation.

    Adoption: 1996-02-07 | AZE-1996-L-59676

    Provides for the rules governing the establishment, functioning and liquidation of cooperatives.

  30. Azerbaijan - - Law, Act

    Law No. 17 of 6 February 1996 on State registration of legal entities. - National Legislation on Human Rights

    Adoption: 1996-02-06 | AZE-1996-L-64875

  31. Azerbaijan - - Constitution

    Constitution of the Azerbaijan Republic of 12 November 1995. - English Translation

    Adoption: 1995-11-12 | Date of entry into force: 1995-11-27 | AZE-1995-C-46125

    Part II deals with rights, freedoms and responsibilities. It provides for equality between men and women (section 25) and equality of persons irrespective of their race, nationality, religion, sex, origin, property status, social position, convictions, political party, trade union and social unity affiliation. Section 35 provides for free choice of employment, the right to unemployment benefits, the right to work under safe and healthy conditions and to receive no less than the minimum wage. It also bans forced labour (except during a state of emergency or martial law, on the basis of a court decision). Section 36 provides for the right to strike that can only be limited in cases specified by law. Section 37 guarantees at least 21 days of annual paid leave to employees working 8 hours a day. Section 38 deals with the right to social security (old age, sickness, disability, unemployment benefits).

  32. Azerbaijan - - Law, Act

    Law of 19 July 1994 on Holidays. - Act in Russian

    Adoption: 1994-07-19 | AZE-1994-L-46039

    Provides all employees the right to a certain amount of paid leave. Minimum leave is set at 21 days; length of leave shall be determined according to type of employment and length of service. Provides additional leave for persons with hazardous or arduous occupations, or employees who are under 16 years of age or who are disabled.
    Also provides for maternity leave and partly-paid parental leave for up to three years.

  33. Azerbaijan - - Law, Act

    Law of 12 July 1994 on joint-stock companies.

    Adoption: 1994-07-12 | AZE-1994-L-59675

    Regulates the procedures related to the establishment, management and activity of a joint-stock company.

  34. Azerbaijan - - Law, Act

    Law No. 813 of 14 June 1994 on exit from the country, entry into the country and passports. - Unofficial English translation Text in Azeri

    Adoption: 1994-06-14 | AZE-1994-L-64883

    Provides for the right of citizens to get out and get into Azerbaijan and types of passports and visas.

  35. Azerbaijan - - International agreement

    Agreement of 15 April 1994 between the Members of the Community of Independant States on cooperation in the field of labour migration and social protection of migrant workers.

    Adoption: 1994-04-15 | INT-1994-IA-38461

    Available in English.

  36. Azerbaijan - - Law, Act

    Law No. 792 of 24 February 1994 on Trade Unions. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1994-02-24 | AZE-1994-L-41984

    Defines rights of trade unions and lays down guarantees for their activities.
    Chapter I contains general provisions guaranteeing, inter alia, the right to organize (s. 3) and the independence of trade unions (s. 5). Section 6 prohibits the involvement of trade unions in political activities. Chapter II outlines fundamental rights of trade unions, including the right to conclude collective agreements (s. 14) and the right to hold mass events (s. 19). Chapter III provides legal guarantees for the activities and property ownership of trade unions.

  37. Azerbaijan - - Law, Act

    Law on Armed Forces of Azerbaijan Republic. - Unofficial English Translation

    Adoption: 1993-11-26 | AZE-1993-L-83701

    Provides for the regulation of the armed forces in the Republic.

  38. Azerbaijan - - Law, Act

    Fundamental principles governing the labour legislation of 10 December 1971 as amended up to 1 November 1993

    Adoption: 1993-11-01 | Date of entry into force: 1971-12-10 | AZE-1993-L-35055

    Chap. I: General provisions
    Chap. II: Collective agreement
    Chap. III: Labour contract
    Chap. III A: Security of employment for dismissed workers
    Chap. IV: Working time
    Chap. V: Periods of rest
    Chap. VI: Work standards and piece rates
    Chap. VII: Wages
    Chap. VIII: Guarantees and compensations
    Chap. IX: Workers' and employees' responsibility for material damage caused to the enterprise, the establishment and the organisation
    Chap. X: Labour discipline
    Chap. XI: Labour protection (Safety and health)
    Chap. XII: Employment of women
    Chap. XIII: Employment of young people
    Chap. XIV: Facilities for workers and employees combining work and training (education)
    Chap. XIV A: Labour collective of the enterprise
    Chap. XV: Labour disputes
    Chap. XVI: Trade unions. Participation of workers and employees in the management of enterprises, establishments and organisations
    Chap. XVII: State social insurance
    Chap. XVIII: Supervision and control of compliance with labour legislation
    Chap. XIX: Final provisions

  39. Azerbaijan - - International agreement

    Accord européen relatif au travail des équipages des véhicules effectuant des transports internationaux par route (AETR) dans sa version du 5 février 1993.

    Adoption: 1993-02-05 | Date of entry into force: 2000-10-04 | INT-1993-IA-64229

    Contient des dispositions relatives à l'âge minimum des conducteurs selon les véhicules, au temps de conduite, aux interruptions et au temps de repos. A été ratifié par l'arrêté fédéral du 8 octobre 1999. Contient en annexe les réserves formulées par certains Etats.

  40. Azerbaijan - - International agreement

    Treaty of Friendship, Cooperation, and Mutual Relations between the Republic of Georgia and the Republic of Azerbaijan.

    Adoption: 1993-02-03 | INT-1993-IA-34573

    Promote the development of multilateral relations in the political, commercial and economic, and cultural spheres established on the basis of mutual advantageousness and mutual trust (most-favoured-nation treatment, capital investments, protection of the rights of national minorities etc).

  41. Azerbaijan - - Law, Act

    Law of 22 December 1992 on the national language. - National Legislation on Human Rights

    Adoption: 1992-12-22 | AZE-1992-L-64885

    Provides for the right of citizens to choose a language.

  42. Azerbaijan - - Law, Act

    Law No. 405 of 15 December 1992 "On Entrepreneurship Activity", as amended to 31 May 2017. - legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1992-12-15 | AZE-1992-L-105447

    Section I: General provisions
    Article 1: Entrepreneurship activity
    Article 2: Legislation on entrepreneurship
    Article 3: Subjects of entrepreneurship
    Article 4: Forms of entrepreneurship
    Article 5: Legal regulation of the entrepreneurship limits
    Section II: Rights and duties of entrepreneur
    Article 6: Rights of entrepreneur
    Article 7: Duties of entrepreneur
    Article 8: Material liability of entrepreneur
    Section III: State regalement of entrepreneurship
    Article 9: State assistance for entrepreneurship
    Article 10: State registration of entrepreneurship activity
    Article 11: Entrepreneurship activity, requiring special permission
    Article 12: State protection of the rights and legal interests of entrepreneur
    Article 13: Control of entrepreneurship activity
    Article 15: Liability of entrepreneur
    Section IV: Suspension and termination of entrepreneurship activity
    Article 16: Suspension of entrepreneurship activity
    Article 17: Termination of entrepreneurship activity.

  43. Azerbaijan - - Law, Act

    LAw No. 371 of 10 November 1992 On Sanitary and Epidemiologic Well-being.

    Adoption: 1992-11-10 | AZE-1992-L-51771

  44. Azerbaijan - - Law, Act

    Law of 29 September 1992 on the status of refugees and forced migrants.

    Adoption: 1992-09-29 | Date of entry into force: 1992-09-30 | AZE-1992-L-55587

  45. Azerbaijan - - Law, Act

    Law No. 313 of 29 September 1992 on labour protection (occupational safety and health). (Has Been Repealed) - Act in English

    Adoption: 1992-09-29 | AZE-1992-L-70309

    Chapter I: General provisions
    Chapter II: Organisational-technical and financial provision of labour protection
    Chapter III: Guarantees of realisation of employees' labour protection rights
    Chapter IV: Control over observance of labour protection legislation
    Chapter V: Responsibility for infringement of legislative and other normative labour protection acts

  46. Azerbaijan - - Law, Act

    Law No. 305 of 23 September 1992 on pension insurance. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1992-09-23 | Date of entry into force: 1993-01-01 | AZE-1992-L-46088

    Concerns occupational pensions (old age, disability, and survivor's benefits as well as pensions for length of service), and social pensions. Determines, inter alia, categories of beneficiaries, their rights, granting conditions, disability due to a occupational accident or disease, calculation of qualifying period, calculation and payment of pensions. Put into effect by Regulations No. 306 of 23 September 1992.

  47. Azerbaijan - - Law, Act

    Law No. 284 of 25 August 1992 on social protection of invalids.

    Adoption: 1992-08-25 | Date of entry into force: 1992-10-01 | AZE-1992-L-46090

    Defines the concept of "invalid", provides for assessment of disability. Provides for disability prevention and medical rehabilitation, education and professional training of invalids, employment of invalids, creation of conditions for direct access of invalids to social infrastructure, material, social and medical assistance of invalids, and public organizations of invalids. Put into effect by Regulations No. 285 of 25 August 1992.

  48. Azerbaijan - - Law, Act

    Law No. 281 of 20 August 1992 on freedom of religious belief. - Unofficial English Translation

    Adoption: 1992-08-20 | AZE-1992-L-64876

    Provides for the protection of citizen's rights and equality of rights independently of their religion.

  49. Azerbaijan - - Law, Act

    Law No. 109 of 29 April 1992 on pension insurance of military personnel.

    Adoption: 1992-04-29 | Date of entry into force: 1992-01-01 | AZE-1992-L-46089

    Concerns pensions for length of service, disability pensions, pensions in the event of loss of the wage earner. Provides for categories of beneficiaries, their rights, pensions calculation and payment. Put into effect by Regulations No. 110 of 29 April 1992.

  50. Azerbaijan - - International agreement

    Accord entre les Membres de la Communauté des Etats Indépendants sur les garanties sociales et juridiques des militaires, des personnes congédiées de l'armée et de leur famille.

    Adoption: 1992-02-14 | Date of entry into force: 1992-02-14 | INT-1992-IA-28151

    Etablit les dispositions d'ordre juridique et social destinées à venir en aide aux personnels de l'armée démis de leurs fonctions et qui sont installés dans les différents Etats Membres de la Communauté des Etats Indépendants. Texte disponible en anglais.

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