Human Rights Issues in Eurasia / Правовые Вопросы В Регионах Евразии

Azerbaijan’s Report On UN Convention Against Torture Discussed In Geneva

Posted by Info on 11/11/2009

The third periodic report of Azerbaijan Republic on the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment was considered on Nov. 9-10 at the 43rd session UN Committee against Torture in Geneva.

The delegation led by Deputy Foreign Minister Khalaf Khalafov who gave detailed information about the legal basis established to ensure human rights and freedoms, efforts aiming to protect human rights and freedoms and strengthen their promotion, underlined the importance of the amendments made to Azerbaijan’s Constitution as a result of the referendum held on March 18, 2009, for the development of human rights and freedoms.

He spoke to the Committee about the aggression of Armenia against Azerbaijan and expelling Azerbaijani citizens form the occupied territories of Azerbaijan and ethnic cleansing in those territories.  Deputy foreign minister also informed the Committee members about thousands of missing Azerbaijani citizens, hostages keeping in captivity in Armenia, tortures and other inhuman and insulted behavior against them, about torturing of 552 people to death.

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