Practice Relating to Rule 100. Fair Trial Guarantees
Azerbaijan’s Law concerning the Protection of Civilian Persons and the Rights of Prisoners of War (1995) prohibits, with regard to civilian persons and prisoners of war, the “passing of sentences … without a previous judgment pronounced by a regularly constituted court affording all the judicial guarantees provided by international law”.
In 2007, in its third periodic report to the Human Rights Committee, Azerbaijan stated:
Under the provisions of article 22 of the Code of Criminal Procedure, the authorities conducting criminal proceedings must uphold the right of everyone to a fair and open trial on the charges brought by the prosecution or in connection with the procedural enforcement measures applied against them. There may be no derogation on any grounds from the right to stand trial.