of December 27, 2002 No. 413-IIG
About the state policy connected with the Azerbaijanians living abroad
(In edition of the Law of the Azerbaijan Republic of 29.11.2016 No. 426-VQD)
This Law establishes the purpose and the principles of state policy of the Azerbaijan Republic connected with the Azerbaijanians living abroad and activities of state bodies, is connected with implementation of this policy.
1.1. For the purpose of this Law the Azerbaijanians living abroad are understood as words the following persons living outside the Azerbaijan Republic and considering themselves Azerbaijanians:
1.1.1. citizens of the Azerbaijan Republic and their children;
1.1.2. persons who were citizens of the Azerbaijani SSR or the Azerbaijan Republic earlier, and their children.
1.2. The concept the Azerbaijanians living abroad also extends to persons who are not referred to the categories specified in articles 1.1.1 and 1.1.2 of this Law which however are reading out themselves Azerbaijanians from the ethnic, language point of view, the point of view of culture or historical links and their children.
2.0. The purposes of the state policy connected with the Azerbaijanians living abroad consist in:
2.0.1. rendering assistance of realization of basic rights and freedoms of the Azerbaijanians living abroad, to preserving and development of the national originality by them according to the commonly accepted principles and rules of international law, international treaties which participant is the Azerbaijan Republic, and the legislation of the Azerbaijan Republic, and also taking into account the legislation of the corresponding foreign states;
2.0.2. creation of conditions for establishment and development by the Azerbaijanians living abroad, close ties with state bodies, and also non-governmental organizations of the Azerbaijan Republic, receipt by them of information on domestic and foreign policy of the Azerbaijan Republic, economic, social and cultural life of the country;
2.0.3. involvement of the Azerbaijanians living abroad to protection and strengthening of the state independence and sovereignty, economic, social and cultural development of the Azerbaijan Republic, to political life of society and state, and also to establishment and development of mutually beneficial relations between the Azerbaijan Republic and other states;
2.0.4. rendering assistance of realization of the right of the Azerbaijanians living abroad on creation of national and cultural autonomies and public associations according to rules of international law and the legislation of the relevant states.
3.1. When implementing the state policy connected with the Azerbaijanians living abroad the Azerbaijan Republic relies on the commonly accepted principles of international law, including the principles of respect of human rights and freedoms and non-interference to internal affairs of other states.
3.2. The state policy connected with the Azerbaijanians living abroad is the integral component of domestic and foreign policy of the Azerbaijan Republic.
4.1. The Azerbaijan Republic guarantees legal protection of the Azerbaijanians who are her citizens and temporarily or constantly living outside its territory and patronizes them.
4.2. The Azerbaijanians who are citizens of the Azerbaijan Republic and temporarily or constantly living outside its territory have the equal rights and perform equal duties with the citizens of the Azerbaijan Republic living in the territory of the Azerbaijan Republic.
4.3. The Azerbaijan Republic renders assistance to maintenance and development of communications with the Azerbaijanians living abroad who are citizens of other state or not having nationality, in all spheres takes adequate measures for protection of their basic rights and freedoms.
4.4. According to part 1 of article 69 of the Constitution of the Azerbaijan Republic the Azerbaijanians living abroad being citizens of other state or not having nationality, being in the territory of the Azerbaijan Republic, can have all rights and shall carry out all obligations on an equal basis with citizens of the Azerbaijan Republic if the law or the international treaty which participant is the Azerbaijan Republic, do not provide other case.
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