Restriction to rights to fair elections in Azerbaijan: the Mammadli case

Mammadli v. Azerbaijan (Application No 47145/14)

These cases concern various violations of the right to free elections (Article 3 of Protocol No. 1) of the applicants (members of the opposition parties or independent candidates) in the context of the parliamentary elections of 2005 and 2010.

Tural Aghayev, lawyer at the Monitoring and Democracy Studies Centre from Azerbaijan, informed the delegates that Mr Mammadli still had not received any payment so far. Mr Mammadli would, in addition, still suffer restrictions to certain rights and freedoms. In particular, Mr Mammadli is still not permitted to stand in elections. Mr Aghayev therefore called for the payment of just satisfaction and for these restrictions to be lifted.