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LAW OF THE AZERBAIJAN REPUBLIC

of December 9, 1991 No. 13

About frontier of the Azerbaijan Republic

(as amended on 27-05-2021)

Chapter I. General provisions

Article 1. Frontier of the Azerbaijan Republic

The frontier of the Azerbaijan Republic is the line and the vertical surface passing across this line determining boundaries of the state territory (sushi and the water territory, subsoil, sea and airspace) the Azerbaijan Republic. Frontier of the Azerbaijan Republic - territorial limit of the state sovereignty of the Azerbaijan Republic.

Article 2. Determination of frontier of the Azerbaijan Republic and ensuring its protection

The frontier of the Azerbaijan Republic is determined by Millie's resolutions of Majlis of the Azerbaijan Republic.

Change of frontiers of the Azerbaijan Republic can be solved only by referendum.

Not properly executed borders of the Azerbaijan Republic with the adjacent states are fixed by interstate agreements.

In case of determination of frontier of the Azerbaijan Republic and change of the line of its passing, and also in case of regulation of boundary questions with the adjacent states are guided by the following principles:

ensuring national security of the Azerbaijan Republic;

ensuring the state sovereignty, territorial integrity of the Azerbaijan Republic and immunity of its frontier;

full cooperation with the adjacent states on mutually advantageous basis;

solution of demarcation disputes peaceful manner.

Article 3. Establishment of frontier of the Azerbaijan Republic

The frontier of the Azerbaijan Republic if other is not provided by the interstate agreements signed by the Azerbaijan Republic, is designated:

1) on the land - on characteristic points and lines of relief it is also clear to visible reference points;

2) in the Caspian Sea - on external edge of territorial waters of the Azerbaijan Republic;

3) on the rivers (streams) - on their middle or the middle of the main sleeve of the river, on lakes, other reservoirs - in a straight line, connecting two points where the border of the Azerbaijan Republic approaches coast of this lake or other reservoir.

The frontier of the Azerbaijan Republic passing down the river (stream), the lake or other reservoir does not move in case of change of configuration of their coast or shift of bed of the river (stream);

4) on water storage basins of water-engineering systems and other artificial reservoirs - according to the line of frontier of the Azerbaijan Republic passing on the area before their filling;

5) on the railway and road bridges, dikes and other constructions passing through boundary sections of the rivers (streams) - on the middle of these constructions or on their technological axis, irrespective of origin of frontier of the Azerbaijan Republic on water.

Article 4. Designation of frontier of the Azerbaijan Republic

The frontier of the Azerbaijan Republic on the area is designated clearly by visible border markers.

Forms, the sizes of border markers and procedure for their installation are determined by the legislation of the Azerbaijan Republic and interstate agreements of the Azerbaijan Republic.

Article 5. Territorial waters of the Azerbaijan Republic

Treat territorial waters of the Azerbaijan Republic:

1) the Sea line of the Azerbaijan Republic connected to its overland territory and internal waters and which is under its sovereignty (surface, depth, subsoil, airspace over it). Width of territorial waters is established by the international treaty on legal status of the Caspian Sea;

2) waters of the boundary rivers and other reservoirs from the coast of the Azerbaijan Republic to frontier with the adjacent state.

Article 6. Internal waters of the Azerbaijan Republic

Treat internal waters of the Azerbaijan Republic:

1) the waters of seaports of the Azerbaijan Republic limited to the line passing through the points of hydraulic engineering and other constructions of ports which are most removed towards the sea;

2) waters of gulfs, bays which coast completely belong to the Azerbaijan Republic.

Article 7. Relations with the adjacent states on boundary questions

The legislation on frontier of the Azerbaijan Republic consists of the Constitution of the Azerbaijan Republic, this Law, other legal acts, interstate agreements of the Azerbaijan Republic.

Chapter II. Mode of frontier of the Azerbaijan Republic

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