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PACE Committee on Legal Affairs and Human Rights made a decision on splitting the reports on “Revisiting the issue of political prisoners”

21 may 2012

Elkhan Suleymanov: “According to the Committee’s current decision, first of all, the criteria for the concept of a “political prisoner” should be prepared in the Council of Europe and a resolution should be adopted in the plenary meeting”

On May 21 2012, meeting of the PACE Committee on Legal Affairs and Human Rights was held in Paris. The address of 28 Committee members concerning splitting of reports on “Revisiting the issue of political prisoners” was discussed at the meeting. This was told by Mr. Elkhan Suleymanov, MP from Shamakhi and member of the Committee in question.

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Council of Europe to prepare criteria for ‘political prisoner’ term

21 May 2012

At a meeting of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) on Legal Affairs and Human Rights on Monday appeals on the separate consideration of the reports on “Reconsideration of the issue of political prisoners” were discussed, a member of Azerbaijani delegation to the structure, MP Elkhan Suleymanov, told Trend on Monday.

He said that during the discussions the appeal was supported, calling to demonstrate objectivity in relation to this matter, as well as the separate consideration of the reports on the monitoring of political prisoners by committee members in order to achieve real progress in addressing the issue and the definition of “political prisoner” term.

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Elkhan Suleymanov: PACE Committee on Legal Affairs and Human Rights made a decision on splitting the reports on “Revisiting the issue of political prisoners”

On May 21 2012, meeting of the PACE Committee on Legal Affairs and Human Rights was held in Paris. The address of 28 Committee members concerning splitting of reports on “Revisiting the issue of political prisoners” was discussed at the meeting. This was told by Mr. Elkhan Suleymanov, MP from Shamakhi and member of the Committee in question.

 

The Member of the Parliament told that current discussions are of great significance for the Council of Europe. Thus, the issue of a political prisoner has been the subject of serious discussion and arguments in the Council of Europe for more than ten years. The reason of these issues were the facts that internationally legal nature of the concept of a “political prisoner” remains unclear, its legal criteria have not been defined, the principle of equal rights of CE member states regarding the problem is violated.

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Khojaly-1992 book in Harvard library

Copies of the “Khojaly-1992” book published by the Heydar Aliyev’s Heritage Research Center on the eve of the 20th anniversary of the Khojaly genocide in Azerbaijani, English, French and Russian have been included in the Library Fund at Harvard University, Doctor of Philosophy in Political Science Fuad Babayev said.

He said books prepared by the Heydar Aliyev’s Heritage Research Center, are published not only in the Azerbaijani language, but also in the common foreign languages.

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Chairman of Azerbaijani Delegation to EURONEST PA complains about Armenian parliamentarians to EURONEST and European Parliament leadership

9 april 2012-cil il

Member of Azerbaijani Parliament, Vice-President of the EURONEST PA, Chairman of the Azerbaijani Delegation to the EURONEST PA Elkhan Suleymanov sent a letter to Martin Schulz, President of the European Parliament, Borys Tarasyuk, Co-President of the EURONEST Parliamentary Assembly, Kristian Vigenin, Co-President of the EURONEST Parliamentary Assembly, as well as to the Bureau Members of the EURONEST Parliamentary Assembly.

According to APA, the letter says that during the EURONEST PA session, particular measures were carried out to ensure the security of the Armenian Delegation in Baku, who were happy for the full ensuring of their security by the Azerbaijani side with high level professionalism. “And Mr. Vahan Hovhannisyan, Chairman of the Armenian Delegation, admitted that “they noticed no aggression on the part of Azerbaijani MPs, the security workers and people, in general.” Thus, we tried to be inclusive hosts, caring for the security and welfare of all our guests, including of the Armenian delegation, and I believe that we succeeded in doing this.

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Euronest Parliamentary Assembly’s second session in Azerbaijan finishes

4 april 2012-ci il

Second Session of the Euronest Parliamentary Assembly (PA) which was held in Baku finished.APA reports that co-chair of the Euronest PA Christian Vigenin and the other co-chairs thanked Azerbaijan for organization of the event at high level. The next session of the Euronest PA will be held in Brussels on May 28-29, 2013.

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Azerbaijani President attends opening of Euronest PA second session in Baku

3 April 2012

An official opening ceremony of the second session of the Euronest Parliamentary Assembly took place at the Milli Majlis of Azerbaijan.

President Ilham Aliyev participated in the ceremony.

Chairman of Milli Majlis Ogtay Asadov welcomed President Aliyev and the delegates.

The President made a speech at the ceremony.

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Azerbaijan hosts second session of Euronest Parliamentary Assembly

2 april 2012 

The second session of the Euronest Parliamentary Assembly has started in Baku, APA reports.

The session has started with the meetings of the Euronest PA Committee on Economic Integration, Legal Approximation and Convergence with EU Policies, Committee on Energy Security, Committee on Political Affairs, Human Rights and Democracy.

The official opening of the session will be held on April 3.

 

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Euronest PA issues Baku session’s draft programme

29 march 2012

Baku. Parvin Abbasov – APA. The Euronest Parliamentary Assembly issued draft programme of its 2nd Ordinary Session in Baku.

According to the programme, on April 1, the European Parliament Secretariat and Euronest PA Co-Secretariats will hold their meetings at the Azerbaijani Parliament. Briefings with aperitif hosted by Kristian Vigenin, Co-President of the Euronest PA, Chairman of the EP Delegation to the Euronest PA, with Roland Kobia, EU Ambassador in the Republic of Azerbaijan and the participation of EUMS Ambassadors (EP Delegation), as well as of the delegations of the Eastern Partnership counties will be held on that day. On April 2, the Working Group on Belarus will hold a meeting at the Azerbaijani Parliament. Meetings of the Euronest PA Co-presidents Kristian Vigenin and Boris Tarasyuk and the other members of the Bureau with the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev and Speaker of the Milli Majlis of the Republic of Azerbaijan will take place on April 2. 

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Euronest Parliamentary Assembly SECOND ORDINARY SESSION

29 march 2012


Euronest Parliamentary Assembly

 SECOND ORDINARY SESSION

 Tuesday 3 April 2012

Wednesday 4 April 2012 

Baku 

Milli Mejlis

 Plenary Session Hall

 

DRAFT AGENDA

Tuesday, 3 April 2012 – 12.00-13.00hrs

Formal opening of the Session by Mr Ogtay ASADOV, Speaker of the Milli Mejlis

Video-message by Mr Martin Schulz, President of the European Parliament

Address by Mr Borys TARASYUK, Co-President of the Euronest PA

Address by Mr Kristian VIGENIN, Co-President of the Euronest PA

Address by Mr Stefan FULE, Commissioner for Enlargement and Neighbourhood Policy

Address by H.E. Mr Ilham ALIYEV, President of theRepublicofAzerbaijan

Adoption of amendments to the Rules of Procedure

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