Practice Relating to Rule 100. Fair Trial Guarantees
Section E. Necessary rights and means of defence
In 2007, in its third periodic report to the Human Rights Committee, Azerbaijan stated:
In order to ensure the correct application of the rules set out in the Code of Criminal Procedure, persons conducting inquiries and investigations are required, from the moment that suspects are taken into custody, to explain to them their rights, including the right to defence counsel. A defence lawyer must be made available to detainees from the moment that they are taken into custody.