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Azerbaijan: torture, impunity and corruption highlighted in new anti-torture committee publications


The CPT’s overall impression of the situation in Azerbaijan is that torture and other forms of physical ill-treatment by the police and other law enforcement agencies, corruption in the whole law enforcement system and impunity remain systemic and endemic. The Committee’s reports contain detailed...

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Council of Europe anti-torture Committee holds high-level talks in Azerbaijan


The objective of the talks, which took place on 31 May and 1 June 2018, was to discuss the state of co-operation between the CPT and the Azerbaijani authorities and, in particular, the implementation of the CPT’s long-standing recommendations concerning law enforcement agencies and prisons,...

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CPT carries out ad hoc visit to Azerbaijan


The main objective of the visit was to examine the treatment and conditions of detention of persons in the custody of law enforcement agencies and in penitentiary establishments and to review the measures taken by the Azerbaijani authorities in response to the relevant recommendations made by the...

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Activities Activities

High-level talks: 31/05/2018 - 01/06/2018

Ad hoc visit: 23/10/2017 - 30/10/2017

High-level talks: 16/02/2017 - 17/02/2017

Periodic visit: 29/03/2016 - 08/04/2016

Ad hoc visit: 15/06/2015 - 22/06/2015

Ad hoc visit: 19/11/2013 - 26/11/2013

Ad hoc visit: 13/12/2012 - 20/12/2012

Periodic visit: 05/12/2011 - 15/12/2011

  • CPT report: [CPT/Inf (2018) 9]
  • Government response: [CPT/inf (2018) 10]
  • Visit news flash

Ad hoc visit: 08/12/2008 - 12/12/2008

Periodic visit: 20/11/2006 - 30/11/2006

Ad hoc visit: 16/05/2005 - 20/05/2005

Ad hoc visit: 11/01/2004 - 13/01/2004

Periodic visit: 24/11/2002 - 06/12/2002