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LAW OF THE AZERBAIJAN REPUBLIC

of May 8, 2007 No. 327-IIIG

About the Azerbaijani Society of Red Crescent

(as amended on 04-05-2021)

This Law determines the status, the rights and activities of the Azerbaijani Society of Red Crescent (daleeobshchestvo), the legal basis of relations of Society with state bodies and local government bodies.

Article 1. Status of Society

1.1. Society is the non-governmental organization created for the purpose of rendering humanitarian, medical, public and other assistance to the victims of armed conflicts and to persons injured with emergency situations, implementation of the programs connected with public health care, promotion of the principles of international humanitarian law and the International Movement of the Red Cross and Red Crescent.

1.2. Being component of the International Movement of the Red Cross and Red Crescent, Society is the single national Society of Red Crescent operating in the territory of the Azerbaijan Republic and performs the activities in all territory of the Azerbaijan Republic by means of the General Staff, Committee of the Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic, the regional centers, territorial and industry subdivisions and primary organizations.

1.3. Society uses emblem of Red Crescent according to the procedure, established by the Law of the Azerbaijan Republic "About use of emblems of the Red Cross and Red Crescent and their protection".

Article 2. Legal basis of activities of Society

The legal basis of activities of Society the Constitution of the Azerbaijan Republic, the Geneva Conventions of August 12, 1949 "About improvement of fate of wounded and patients in field armies", "About improvement of fate of wounded, patients and persons, castaway, from structure of armed forces at the sea", "About the treatment of prisoners of war" and "About protection of the civilian population during war" (further - the Geneva Conventions) constitute, other international agreements which participant is the Azerbaijan Republic. Charter of the International Movement of the Red Cross and Red Crescent, Charter of the International Federation of Societies of the Red Cross and Red Crescent, this Law and other legal acts of the Azerbaijan Republic, and also charter of Society.

Article 3. Main activities of Society

3.0. The main activities of Society are:

3.0.1. perform the activities following from the Geneva Conventions in connection with assistance to the victims of armed conflicts;

3.0.2. cooperate with state bodies and local government bodies in connection with establishment, placement, transportation of persons needing the humanitarian assistance, implementation of their medical and other attendance;

3.0.3. organize the non-state services of ambulance which are component of Society, provide activities of camps for the victims of armed conflicts and persons, injured emergency situations, in case of emergency situations to give to the population necessary free medical and public help;

3.0.4. perform search of persons, wounded, diseased or dead during armed conflicts and emergency situations, to determine places of burial of the dead, to render assistance in this sphere to state bodies and local government bodies;

3.0.5. organize the non-state search service which is component of Society, run for search of prisoners and persons, missing persons, to render assistance in establishing the communications between family members which lost each other as a result of armed conflicts and emergency situations and (or) in their reunion;

3.0.6. render assistance to state bodies and local government bodies in connection with acceptance, placement, transportation of the evacuated population and rendering the medical and public assistance to it;

3.0.7. take part in the organization and implementation of trainings for the population, especially for youth, on first aid, to train nurses, nurses and medical instructors for voluntary activities during armed conflicts and emergency situations;

3.0.8. organize according to the legislation of the Azerbaijan Republic bringing to the victims of armed conflicts and faces, injured emergency situations, the international humanitarian assistance sent to Society by societies of the Red Cross and Red Crescent of foreign countries and the international organizations;

3.0.9. perform collection of the humanitarian assistance from physical persons and legal entities of the Azerbaijan Republic, foreigners and stateless persons, the international organizations and to organize distribution of this help among persons in need in the help in the territory of the Azerbaijan Republic;

3.0.10. perform legal assistance to the refugees and displaced persons who lodged in the territory of the Azerbaijan Republic, and psychological assistance according to the procedure, established by the Law of the Azerbaijan Republic "About psychological assistance", development in them of professional skills or increase in their professional capabilities and other programs;

3.0.11. perform the programs connected with public health care, including prevention of diseases and epidemics to cooperate in this sphere with state bodies, organizations and the organizations;

3.0.12. render assistance to medical bodies in implementation of national and local (regional) programs for development of donorship of sketch map and its components and attraction to these programs of the population;

3.0.13. cooperate with the relevant state bodies and local government bodies in connection with rendering in the territory of the Azerbaijan Republic the help to needy families;

3.0.14. receive data on the victims of armed conflicts and persons, injured emergency situations, to keep their account and to represent to the relevant state bodies and the organizations;

3.0.15. propagandize among the population, especially children and youth the basic principles of international humanitarian law and the International Movement of the Red Cross and Red Crescent.

Article 4. Rights of Society

4.1. Society has all rights, stipulated by the legislation the Azerbaijan Republic for non-governmental organizations.

4.2. For accomplishment established by this Law and the Charter of Society of the purposes and tasks Society has the following rights:

4.2.1. receive necessary assistance from state bodies and local government bodies;

4.2.2. take part in the organization and implementation of the mass actions directed to accomplishment established by this law and the Charter of Society of the purposes and tasks;

4.2.3. according to the legislation independently to resolve the issues connected with obtaining and delivery of the humanitarian assistance provided by articles 3.0.8 and 3.0.9 of this Law;

4.2.4. for the purpose of accomplishment of the tasks to sign contracts with state bodies and local government bodies of the Azerbaijan Republic;

4.2.5. create the non-state services of ambulance and non-state search service provided by articles 3.0.3 and 3.0.5 of this Law;

4.2.6. in the procedure established by the legislation to use emblem of Red Crescent;

4.2.7. for the purpose of accomplishment of the tasks to establish funds, and also the companies and other structures in the procedure established by the legislation;

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