Baku. 27 February. REPORT.AZ/ Azerbaijan fully supports the necessity of the advancement of the Human Rights Council activities. In order for the Council to strengthen its’ credible and responsive global human rights body rather than a platform for naming and shaming, the key notions guiding its activities should be “dialogue”, “cooperation” and “assistance”.
Azerbaijan has issued a standing invitation to all special procedure mandate holders. We recognize their important role in promoting human rights through cooperation and dialogue with the Member States. Azerbaijan also attaches importance to the Universal Periodic Review and has submitted its mid-term report in 2016. Our third UPR report will be considered in May 2018.
We are committed to engage with UN human rights treaty bodies. Last year Azerbaijan was named by the High Commissioner for Human Rights as one of the 33 Member States that have been fully up to date in their treaty body reporting.