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Azerbaijan: Decision of Supreme Court aims to fully redress human rights violations

Rashad Hasanov and Others v. Azerbaijan
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On 19 November 2021, the Plenum of the Supreme Court, in the light of the judgment of the ECHR (Rashad Hasanov and Others) (Mammadli group of cases) examined the cases of Rashad Hasanov, Zaur Gurbanli, Uzeyir Mammadli and Rashadat Akhundov. Having regard to the ECHR’s conclusions in this judgment, it quashed the applicants’ convictions, discontinued criminal proceedings against them and awarded them compensation for non-pecuniary damage sustained as a result of unlawful arrest and imprisonment.

It is recalled that the Committee of Ministers during its examination of this group of cases has been repeatedly underlining that restitutio in integrum in each case in this group could only be achieved through the quashing of all the applicants’ convictions, their erasure from their criminal records and the elimination of all other negative consequences of the criminal charges brought against them, including by fully restoring their civil and political rights.

 Country factsheet - Azerbaijan

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