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LAW OF THE AZERBAIJAN REPUBLIC

of June 13, 1995 No. 1057

About procedure for the conclusion, execution and denouncement of international treaties of the Azerbaijan Republic

(as amended on 24-06-2011)

Chapter I. General provisions

Article 1. Law tasks

This Law according to the Constitution of the Azerbaijan Republic, the conventional principles and rules of international law determines procedure for the conclusion, execution and denouncement of all written international treaties of the Azerbaijan Republic irrespective of their name (the agreement, the agreement, the convention, the pact, the protocol, exchange of letters or notes, other names of international treaties).

Irrespective of the name, the international treaty of the Azerbaijan Republic is the agreement of the Azerbaijan Republic with the foreign states and the international organizations concluded in writing according to the procedure, determined by this Law.

Article 2. International agreements of the Azerbaijan Republic

International treaties of the Azerbaijan Republic with foreign states and the international organizations consist on behalf of the Azerbaijan Republic (interstate agreements) and on behalf of the government of the Azerbaijan Republic (intergovernmental agreements). The international agreements signed by relevant organs of the executive authority of the Azerbaijan Republic are also recognized intergovernmental agreements.

Article 3. Methods of expression of consent to be bound of international treaties for the Azerbaijan Republic

For it international treaties the Azerbaijan Republic expresses consent to be bound by means of agreement signature, exchange of the documents constituting the agreement, its ratification, approval, accession to it and any other methods discussed by contracting parties.

Chapter II. Conclusion of international treaties of the Azerbaijan Republic

Article 4.

It is excluded

Article 5. Decision making about carrying out the international negotiations and on signing of international treaties of the Azerbaijan Republic

Decisions on conducting the international negotiations and the conclusion of international treaties of the Azerbaijan Republic are accepted by relevant organ of the executive authority.

Article 6. Powers on conducting the international negotiations and on signing of international treaties of the Azerbaijan Republic

The relevant organ of the executive authority can confer powers on conducting the international negotiations and the conclusion of international treaties of the Azerbaijan Republic to heads of relevant organs and the companies of the executive authority belonging to the state. In case of representation of powers the subject of negotiations and actions which are subject to implementation is specified.

Article 7. Conducting the international negotiations and signing of international treaties of the Azerbaijan Republic without special powers

The relevant organ of the executive authority has the right to conduct negotiations concerning all international treaties of the Azerbaijan Republic and to sign them, and heads of relevant organs of the executive authority - concerning other international treaties of the Azerbaijan Republic except for specified in part two of article 8 of this Law.

The head of diplomatic representation of the Azerbaijan Republic in foreign state or the chief representative of the Azerbaijan Republic at the international conference, under the international organization or one of its bodies has the right to conduct without special powers negotiations on the conclusion of international treaties of the Azerbaijan Republic as appropriate with the state of stay or within this conference, the organization or one of its bodies.

Article 8. Ratification of international treaties of the Azerbaijan Republic

The interstate and intergovernmental agreements providing the rules different from the laws of the Azerbaijan Republic affirm (are ratified) by Millie Majlis of the Azerbaijan Republic.

Article 9.

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Article 10. Preliminary consideration of offers on ratification of international treaties of the Azerbaijan Republic

The international treaties represented for ratification to Millie Majlis of the Azerbaijan Republic by relevant organ of the executive authority are considered previously in the relevant committees of Millie of Majlis and it draws the conclusion.

Article 11. Adoption of the laws on ratification of international treaties of the Azerbaijan Republic

Millie Majlis of the Azerbaijan Republic considers the international agreements of the Azerbaijan Republic provided by relevant organ of the executive authority on ratification and takes out the relevant laws.

The international agreements provided on ratification shall be in state language. In the absence of official texts in state language the international agreements shall be translated into state language with appendix of the document confirming transfer compliance to the official text.

The relevant organ of the executive authority signs the document of the ratification letter based on the law of the Azerbaijan Republic on ratification of international treaties of the Azerbaijan Republic.

Article 12. Exchange of Letters and their transfer for storage

Relevant organ of the executive authority or at the request of this body diplomatic representation of the Azerbaijan Republic in the relevant state or representation in the international conference, the international organization or in one of its bodies exchange letters and transfer them to storage to depositary.

Article 13. Approval of the international treaties of the Azerbaijan Republic which are not subject to ratification

The international treaties of the Azerbaijan Republic which are not requiring ratification affirm relevant organ of the executive authority.

Article 14. Accession to international treaties

Decisions on accession of the Azerbaijan Republic to international treaties are made:

1. concerning the agreements which are subject to ratification - Millie Majlis of the Azerbaijan Republic;

2. about the agreements which are not requiring ratification - relevant organ of the executive authority;

3. excluded

Chapter III. Execution of international treaties of the Azerbaijan Republic

Article 15. Observance of international treaties of the Azerbaijan Republic

The international agreements of the Azerbaijan Republic are subject to strict observance by the Azerbaijan Republic according to rules of international law.

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