On 15 November 2016, the UN Human Rights Committee (HRC) adopted a
concluding observation1 on the fourth periodic report of Azerbaijan. In the following report,
the HRC has first stated positive aspects regarding the periodic report. Then the HRC
introduced its concerns and recommendations on a series of rights prescribed in International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR).
This legal brief is going to summarize the situation in Azerbaijan in terms of civil and
political rights. As for the sequence, the brief will firstly touch the HRC‟s concerns related to each right and after reviewing the situation emerged since the adoption of the report, the brief will wrap up with further recommendations in each chapter to be implemented in the next cycle.

State of Civil and Political Rights in Azerbaijan_2018