Practice Relating to Rule 100. Fair Trial Guarantees
Section K. Public proceedings
In 2007, in its third periodic report to the Human Rights Committee, Azerbaijan stated:
372. Under the provisions of article 10 of the Code of Civil Procedure, proceedings in courts are conducted in accordance with the principle of transparency. Cases in all courts are heard in public, except where there is need to protect State, professional and trade secrets, or the confidentiality of personal and family information, or to protect the interests of minors.
373. In cases where, for reasons of morality, law and order or public safety, and also in the light of other special circumstances, the conduct of public hearings in a democratic society will be prejudicial to the interests of justice, the court proceedings, or a part thereof, may be conducted in closed session. Persons participating in court proceedings may, in order to protect the confidentiality of adoption or inheritance, trade secrets, or the confidentiality of inventions, tax information or other matters, and also of private personal and family matters, may request that court proceedings be conducted in camera.
374. Hearings in camera are conducted in compliance with all the rules of court proceedings.
375. All court judgements are made public.