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of December 28, 1999 No. 783-IQ

About lawyers and lawyer activities

(as amended on 03-12-2021)

This Law is adopted for the purpose of regulation of providing the rights of each person in the territory of the Azerbaijan Republic on the address on legal procedure, pretrial investigation and inquiry to the lawyer chosen by it for implementation of protection of the rights and legitimate interests, on use of the help of the defender from the moment of detention, arrest, accusation in crime execution, and activities of the lawyers giving legal aid on other questions.

The law establishes the basic principles of lawyer activities for rendering high-quality legal aid to physical persons and legal entities, legal the status of lawyers and basis of their self-government in the Azerbaijan Republic.

Article 1. Legal profession in the Azerbaijan Republic

I. The legal profession in the Azerbaijan Republic is independent legal institute which professionally performs activities for legal protection.

II. The legal profession performs activities on the basis of the principles of rule of law, independence, democratism, humanity, justice, publicity and confidentiality.

III. Fundamentals of legal profession constitute following:

observance of the Constitution of the Azerbaijan Republic, this Law, procedural legislation of the Azerbaijan Republic and other laws of the Azerbaijan Republic;

non-admissions of intervention in professional activity of lawyers and their associations and pressure upon them from bodies of prosecutor's office, judicial, other state bodies, public associations, any company, organization, the organization and the official;

equal rights of lawyers;

pronouncement of the independent decision concerning self-government, lawyers and lawyer activities.

IV. excluded

Article 2. Legislation on lawyers and lawyer activities

I. The legislation on lawyers and lawyer activities consists of the Constitution of the Azerbaijan Republic, this Law and other legal acts of the Azerbaijan Republic, and also international treaties signed by the Azerbaijan Republic.

II. Procedural law and obligations of lawyers are regulated by the Code of penal procedure, the Code about administrative offenses, the Administrative Procedure Code and the Code of civil procedure of the Azerbaijan Republic.

Article 3. Legal profession tasks

The main objectives of legal profession consist in protection of the rights, freedoms and the interests of physical persons and legal entities protected by the law and rendering high-quality legal aid to them.

Article 4. Activities of legal profession

I. Person who in accordance with the established procedure is accepted in members of Bar can be engaged in lawyer activities and took the oath of the lawyer.


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