Ambassador Fakhraddin ISMAYILOV, Permanent Representative of Azerbaijan to the Council of Europe, signed today, in the presence of the Secretary General, Marija Pejčinović Burić, the Protocol No. 16 to the Convention on the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms (CETS No. 214), bringing the number of signatures to 23.
The Protocol allows the highest courts and tribunals of a High Contracting Party to request to the European Court of Human Rights an advisory opinion on questions of principles relating to the interpretation or application of the rights and freedoms defined in the Convention or the protocols thereto.
It aims to strengthen the interactivity between the Court and the national authorities, as well as the implementation of the Convention, in accordance with the principle of subsidiarity.
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