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CONSTITUTIONAL LAW OF THE AZERBAIJAN REPUBLIC

of December 5, 2006 No. 189-IIIKG

About retroactive effect of the law, establishing responsibility for the international crimes

This Constitutional Law is adopted for the purpose of reduction of application of regulations of the existing penal legislation providing responsibility for crimes against the world and humanity, crime of genocide and war crimes in the Azerbaijan Republic in compliance with relevant provisions of the Convention "About Human Rights Protection and Fundamental Freedoms" and the International Covenant "About the civil and political rights".

Article 1

Any provision of the Constitution of the Azerbaijan Republic cannot be interpreted or understood as the provision interfering criminal prosecution and punishment of this or that person for act (action or failure to act) which is considered according to the commonly accepted rules of international law at the time of its making by crime.

Article 2

Criminal prosecution of persons who made act (action or failure to act), the stipulated in Article 1 present of the Constitutional Law can be performed only after establishment in the Criminal code of the Azerbaijan Republic of responsibility for this act.

 

President

Azerbaijan Republic Ilham ALIYEV

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