Baku. 16 December. REPORT.AZ/ he Secretary General of the 47-nation Council of Europe, Thorbjørn Jagland, has launched an official inquiry into Azerbaijan's implementation of the European Convention on Human Rights, Report informs referring to the press service of the Council of Europe.
"I will send representatives to Azerbaijan to seek explanations from the authorities concerning the country's implementation of the human rights convention."
Under Article 52 of the European Convention on Human Rights, the Secretary General can launch an inquiry to find out how the domestic law in any member state makes sure that the convention is properly implemented.
Inquiries under Article 52 are rare. It is the first time Secretary General Jagland has used this measure.