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LAW OF THE AZERBAIJAN REPUBLIC

of February 6, 1998 No. 430-IG

About culture

(as amended on on December 21, 2010)

This Law establishes the basic principles of state policy in the Azerbaijan Republic in the field of culture, the right and freedom of citizens, the legal basis of protection and development of objects of national cultural property, the organization and management of system of culture on democratic basis, activities in the field of culture and form of international backgrounds.

This Law creates premises for protection and development of folklore, the customs and traditions which are source of cultural identity of all people for the purpose of ensuring use of cultural heritage and cultural values with large number of people - for creation, increase and distribution of these values, and also provides social protection of creative specialists.

Chapter I. General provisions

Article 1. The basic principles and tasks of state policy in the field of culture

The basic principles of state policy of the Azerbaijan Republic in the field of culture are:

* equality of everyone in creation, use and distribution of cultural values irrespective of its social and financial position, nationality, race, religious and sex;

* ensuring detection of talent, mental capacities of everyone and creative freedom;

* development of national culture as component of universal culture.

The main objectives of state policy of the Azerbaijan Republic in the field of culture are:

* forming of cultural conduct of life;

* development of the educational system directed to familiarizing with national and world cultural values;

* non-admission of monopoly in the field of culture;

* coordination of financing of the state system of culture from different sources;

* preparation of the directions of cultural development by use of different forms of public discussions, examinations and tenders for the purpose of rendering assistance to emergence of conditions for raising of all spheres of creative activities;

* protection and increase in cultural values;

* creation of conditions for development, protection of cultural capacity of the Azerbaijan Republic and its all-round development, large-scale international cooperation in the field of culture;

* ensuring management of the state system of culture with scientific and advanced methods;

* acceptance of adequate measures for accounting, protection and restoration of historical and cultural monuments;

* participation in preparation and implementation of national programs for cultural development, preparation of the international programs;

* taking measures to perpetuation of memory of the famous cultural figures;

* ensuring creation of funds of cultural development;

* acceptance of incentive measures for creation of the works of culture providing prosperity of national culture in the Azerbaijan Republic and its integration into modern world culture, revival and development of national traditions, ensuring spiritual needs of the population;

* ensuring constitutional rights of citizens in the field of use of achievements of culture and art, familiarizing of the population with rich national and world cultural values;

* ensuring normal activities of cultural institutions, their financings and strengthening of their material and technical resources;

* ensuring need of culture for qualified personnel.

Article 2. The legislation of the Azerbaijan Republic in the field of culture

The legislation of the Azerbaijan Republic in the field of culture consists of this Law and other regulatory legal acts of the Azerbaijan Republic.

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