List of Law and Policy Documents

last updated July 2014

Contributed in part by: Yuliya Gureyeva, Gender Information Center, Azerbaijan National VAW Monitor

GENDER EQUALITY

·       Constitution of the Azerbaijan Republic, adopted on 12 November 1995 (Azeri) (Russian)

·       Order 727 of the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan "On Activities to Increase the Role of Women in Azerbaijan" (Azeri)

·       Decree N2289 of the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan "On Implementation of the State Women's Policy" (Azeri) (Russian)

·       Edict 668 of the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan on Establishment of the State Committee for Women's Issues (Azeri)

·       Labour Code (Azeri) (Russian)

·       Presidential Decree on the Politics Concerning Women's Rights (Russian)

·       Family Code (Azeri) (Russian)

·       Law on Gender Equality 2006 (Azeri) (Russian)

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

·       Criminal Code (Russian, full text) (English translation available for download)

·       Code of Criminal Procedure (English translation available for download)

·       Law on Prevention of Domestic Violence 2010

·       Decree on Implementation of the Law on Prevention of Domestic Violence 2010

SEXUAL ASSAULT

·       Criminal Code (Russian, full text) (English translation available for download, full text)

·       Criminal Code, Article 108 (Russian)

·       Criminal Code, Articles 149-154 (Russian) (Azeri)

SEXUAL HARASSMENT

·       Law on Gender Equality 2006 (Articles 2 and 7)

·       Criminal Code (Article 151) (English translation available for download)

TRAFFICKING IN WOMEN

·       Criminal Code (excerpts)

·       Law of the Republic of Azerbaijan “On Amendments and additions to several legislative acts of the Republic of Azerbaijan,” September 30, 2005 (excerpts relating to changes to the Criminal Code in the field of human trafficking, Article 144-1, forced labour, Article 144-2, and disclosure of confidential information about of a victim of human trafficking, Article 316-1) (English)

·       Law of the Republic of Azerbaijan on Trafficking in Persons 2005 (Azeri) (English)

·       Law on State Protection of Persons Taking Part in Criminal Procedure 1998 (amended 2004)

·       Presidential Decree on Enactment of the Law on Trafficking in Persons (Azeri),

NATIONAL PLAN OF ACTION

·       National Plan of Action 2000-2005 (Russian)

·       National Action Plan on Struggle against Human Trafficking in Azerbaijan Republic (2009-2013), confirmed by Presidential Decree dated on February 6, 2009 (English translation available for download)