ICJ’s Submission to the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of Azerbaijan

Today, the ICJ made a submission to the Universal Periodic Review of Azerbaijan.

The submission brings to the attention of the members of the Human Rights Council’s Working Group on the UPR issues concerning:

  • Azerbaijan’s legislation governing the legal profession;
  • the situation of lawyers in practice;
  • the lack independence of the legal profession;
  • the role of the Bar Association with regard to attacks on lawyers;
  • international human rights instruments.

With respect to each of the above-mentioned concerns, the ICJ calls upon the Working Group on the UPR and the Human Rights Council to make a number of recommendations to the authorities of Azerbaijan.

Azerbaijan-UPR-Advocacy-non-legal submissions-2017-ENG (download the submission)

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