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LAW OF THE AZERBAIJAN REPUBLIC

of June 3, 1992 No. 147

About political parties

(as amended on 28-12-2020)

Chapter I. General provisions

Article 1. Concept of political party

Political party - the non-commercial legal entity who is created by citizens of the Azerbaijan Republic according to this Law, with intention to participate in political life of the country, forming and expression of political will of citizens.

Article 2. Legislation of the Azerbaijan Republic on political parties

The legislation of the Azerbaijan Republic on political parties consists of the Constitution of the Azerbaijan Republic, international treaties of the Azerbaijan Republic, this Law and other legal acts of the Azerbaijan Republic.

Chapter II. Principles of creation and activities of political parties

Article 3. Principles of creation and activities of political parties

Political parties are created and act on the basis of liberty principles of associations, voluntariness, equality of their members, self-government, legality and publicity.

Activities of political parties cannot be directed to restriction of the basic rights and freedoms of man and citizen belonging to his members who are reflected in the Constitution of the Azerbaijan Republic, international treaties of the Azerbaijan Republic and other legal acts of the Azerbaijan Republic.

Article 4. Conditions of creation of political parties

Political parties are under construction on territorial sign. Placement of the organizations of political parties in state bodies and local government bodies is not allowed.

Membership in political party cannot be limited on occupation, racial, sexual, ethnic and religious characteristics.

The political party to be registered, shall have at least 1000 citizens of the Azerbaijan Republic as the members.

Creation and activities of political party are not allowed, the purpose or activities of which are directed to violent change of the constitutional system and secular nature of the Azerbaijan Republic, violation of territorial integrity, propaganda for war, violence and cruelty, kindling of racial, national and religious discord.

In the territory of the Azerbaijan Republic creation and activities of political parties of the foreign states, and also their divisions and organizations is not allowed.

Creation and activities of political parties in Armed forces of the Azerbaijan Republic is forbidden.

Article 5. Forms of activities of political parties

Batches perform the political activities in the way:

- rendering according to the charters of influence on forming of public opinion;

- promotion of political activity of the members;

- implementation of work on political education of citizens;

- promotion of candidates for elected state bodies and local government bodies;

- bringing to data of state bodies and local government bodies of the conclusions of political party in connection with public questions;

- rendering according to the charters of influence on activities of bodies of legislative and executive power of the Azerbaijan Republic;

- participations in forming of domestic and foreign policy of the Azerbaijan Republic by development of political and social programs.

Article 5-1. Organization of political party

5-1.1. The political party is established by holding constituent congress, acceptance at this congress of the charter and program of political party, forming of the leading and control and auditing bodies.

5-1.2. Preparation, convocation and holding constituent congress are implemented by the organizing committee created by initiators of political party.

5-1.3. Information on the place and date of constituent congress of political party is published by organizing committee in mass media.

5-1.4. With holding constituent congress of political party activities of organizing committee stop.

5-1.5. The property and money which are at the disposal of organizing committee are transferred to the order of the created political party.

5-1.6. The address about acceptance of political party on state registration moves within one month from the date of organization of political party, according to the Law of the Azerbaijan Republic "About state registration and the state register of legal entities", with appendix of the document confirming the number of party members.

Article 6. Charter of political party

The political party shall have the charter open for general data.

Shall be provided in the charter:

the name, the reduced name, the purposes and tasks of political party;

structure of political party;

conditions and procedure for admission to membership of political party and exit from it;
rights and obligations of members of political party;

the disciplinary actions which are not contradicting the laws of the Azerbaijan Republic concerning party members and the basis of their application;

relations with the territorial organizations;

procedure for the organization and power of governing bodies of political party, terms of their powers;

procedure for decision making, including decision on liquidation of political party, their implementation and form of control;

conditions of form and terms of convocation of meeting of party members and their representatives,

nomination procedure from political party during Millie's elections of Majlis of the Azerbaijan Republic, the President of the Azerbaijan Republic and
local government bodies;

procedure for expression of will in bodies of political party;

procedure for appeal of decisions of governing bodies of political party by members of political party;

sources of formation of means and other property of political party;

procedure for modification and amendments in the charter of political party;

procedure for the termination of activities of political party and destiny of its property.

Article 6-1. Program of political party

6-1.1. The political party shall have the program reflecting its purposes and tasks, the principles and methods of activities.

6-1.2. In case of state registration the political party represents to relevant organ of the executive authority for acquaintance the program and any change subsequently brought in this program.

Article 7. Name of political party

The name of political party, the reduced form of its name and symbolics shall differ from the name and symbolics of other batches which underwent state registration in the Azerbaijan Republic.

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