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by Mr. Elkhan Suleymanov, member of Azerbaijani delegation,
regarding the Information Note on
“Azerbaijan’s Chairmanship of the Council of Europe: What follow-up on respect for human rights?” (October 21, 2014) by Mr. Pedro Agramunt, Rapporteur on Azerbaijan in the PACE Committee on Legal Affairs and Human Rights
The Information Note by the Rapporteur submitted both the positions of local NGOs and authorities on the information provided about the situation of human rights, as well as the considerations of international NGOs.
We kindly present to you the following explanatory comments to the provisions of Information Note:
Azerbaijan has cautioned fellow members of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) against using the pretext of human rights to engage in direct interference in the Azerbaijan justice system, PR Newswire website said.
PACE Legal Affairs and Human Rights Committee discussed Information Note on Azerbaijan during Paris meeting
Member of Azerbaijani Delegation to PACE
PACE Legal Affairs and Human Rights Committee met in Paris on 10th December. Among other issues, Information Note on “Azerbaijan’s Chairmanship of the Council of Europe: What follow-up on respect for human rights?” by Pedro Agramunt, Rapporteur on Azerbaijan, was discussed.
The book titled “Sarsang SOS: historical and cultural monuments in danger” has today been presented in Azerbaijani, English and French versions, APA reports.
The book was published within the project “Call of Sarsang” of the Association for Civil Society Development in Azerbaijan.
I want to bring to your attention a matter that can throw a grave shadow over the nature and objectivity of the European Parliament. I ask for your attention and answer on this issue.
Over the past years, the relations between the Republic of Azerbaijan and the European Union were supposed to see a rise in their quality, in the context of the Eastern Partnership Initiative of the EU. At parliamentary level, the Euronest Parliamentary Assembly was supposed to bring us closer. It is unfortunate, therefore, to see that the President of the European Parliament, Mr. Martin Schulz, is adopting a biased attitude against Azerbaijan. It casts a shadow over the whole EP.
Mr. Martin Schulz
President of the European Parliament
Dear Mr. President,
I am grateful to you for your response to my letter dated September 2, 2014 calling on the world community to take urgent political, diplomatic, military and other measures in order to overcome terror acts, different kinds of violence and vandalism acts in Iraq and Syria, and other parts of the world.
Chairman of Azerbaijani Delegation to the Euronest PA, Elkhan Suleymanov’s interview toAPA
Madrid, 30 October: Two very sensitive issues directly related to Azerbaijan were discussed in the PACE’s Legal Affairs Committee, meeting in the Spanish Parliament in Madrid. A hearing, followed by questions and debates, was held on the revised introductory memorandum on “How to prevent inappropriate restrictions on NGO activities in Europe” prepared by Rapporteur Yves Cruchten, Socialist MP from Luxemburg. An important part of this document heavily attacked Azerbaijan, but was based on wrong facts, and jumped to biased conclusions.
A delegation of Azerbaijani parliamentarians will embark on a visit to Madrid that will see them attend a meeting of the Committee on Legal Affairs and Human Rights of the Parliament Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) from October 28-November 1.
Chairman of Azerbaijani Delegation to Euronest Parliamentary Assembly Elkhan Suleymanov has sent a letter of protest to the European People’s Party and the Group of EPP in the Parliamentary Assembly regarding EPP member, MEP Mr. Frank Engel’s behaviour and statements.
The letter was sent Chairman, European People’s Party Mr. Joseph Daul, Secretary General, European People’s Party Mr. Antonio López-Istúriz, Chairman, EPP Group in the European Parliament Mr. Manfred Weber and Secretary-General, EPP Group in the European Parliament Mr. Martin Kamp.