Related Rule
Azerbaijan
Practice Relating to Rule 89. Violence to Life
Azerbaijan’s Law concerning the Protection of Civilian Persons and the Rights of Prisoners of War (1995) provides that in international and non-international armed conflicts, “violence to life” and “murder” are acts prohibited against civilian persons and prisoners of war. 
Azerbaijan, Law concerning the Protection of Civilian Persons and the Rights of Prisoners of War, 1995, Articles 17 and 21.
The law also prohibits with regard to such persons the “carrying out of executions without a previous judgment pronounced by a regularly constituted court affording all the judicial guarantees provided by international law”. 
Azerbaijan, Law concerning the Protection of Civilian Persons and the Rights of Prisoners of War, 1995, Articles 17(9) and 21(4).
Azerbaijan’s Criminal Code (1999) provides that “wilful killing” of protected persons is a violation of the laws and customs of war. 
Azerbaijan, Criminal Code, 1999, Article 115.4; see also Article 103 (genocide as a crime against peace and the security of humanity).
The Criminal Code also provides that “extermination of the population, in whole or in part”, constitutes a crime against humanity. 
Azerbaijan, Criminal Code, 1999, Article 105.