Practice Relating to Rule 117. Accounting for Missing Persons
Section A. Search for missing persons
Azerbaijan’s Law concerning the Protection of Civilian Persons and the Rights of Prisoners of War (1995) provides:
Art. 28. The appropriate authorities and governmental bodies of the Azerbaijan Republic shall begin the tracing of the persons considered to be missing by the adverse party to the conflict at the first opportunity and at the latest as soon as active military operations are over …
Art. 29. The appropriate authorities and governmental bodies of the Azerbaijan Republic shall ensure that the necessary measures be taken that:
1) information is collected and registered concerning the missing person in all cases irrespective of whether they are detained, in prison or dead.