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aw of the Republic of Azerbaijan on Non-Governmental Organizations (Public Associations and Funds)

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(unofficial translation)

LAW OF THE REPUBLIC OF AZERBAIJAN
ON NON-GOVERNMENTAL ORGANI ZATIONS
(PUBLIC ASSOCIATIONS AND FUNDS)
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CHAPTER 1. GENERAL PROVISIONS

Article 1. The Purpose of the Law

1.1. The present Law regulates relations conce rning establishment and operation of public
associations and funds , as well as branch es and representations of foreign non- governmental
organizations .
1.2. The definition of “ non-governmental organizations” in th is Law includes public
associations and funds.
1.3. This Law defines the rules of establishment, operation, reestablishment and liquidation
of non- governmental organizations as legal entities, running, management of non-
governmental organizations , and their relationships with state bodies .
1.4. This Law does not apply to political parties, trade unions, religious unions, local self-
g overnmen ts as well as organizations established with an aim to fulfill the functions of these
establishments , and other non- commercial organizations, whose activities are regulated by
other laws.

Article 2. Non -Governmental Organi zation

2.1. Public Association – a voluntary, self -governed non -governmental organization,
established by the initiative of a number of physical and/or legal persons, joined on the basis of
common interests with purposes, defined in its constituent documents, without mainly aiming
at gaining profits and distributing them between its members.
2.2. Fund – a non -governmental organization without members, established by one or a
number of physical and/or legal persons based on property contribution, and aiming at social,
charitable, cultural, educational or other public interest work.
2.2- 1. Branches and representati ons of foreign NGOs are such defined institutions under the
Ci vil Code of the Republic of Azerbaijan, legal entities established out of borders of the
Republic of Azerbaijan .
2.3. Non- governmental organization may be established and operate with purposes not
prohibited by the Constitution and laws of the Republi c of Azerbaijan. Non -gevernmental
organization may be established and operate with aims not prohibited by the Constitution and
laws of the Republic of Azerbaijan. Establishment and activity of non- governmental
organiz ations, as well as branches and representations of foreign NGOs, which aims to change
structure and secular nature of the Constitution of the Republic of Azerbaijan by force, infringe
territorial integrity, promote war, violence and cruelty, incite racial, national and religious
hatred is prohi bited.
2.4. Non- governmental organization can not participate in elections of the President of the
Republic of Azerbaijan , Parliament of the Republic of Azerbaijan , and municipalities and can
not provide financial and other material support to politic al parties. Under election legislation
of the Republic of Azerbaijan , non-governmental organizations may monitor presidential,
1 The changes and amendments marked in this Law were adopted on 30 June and entered into force on 1 September
2009. This text includes changes up to November 2014.

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parliamentary, and municipal elections held in the Republic of Azerbaijan as well as hold exit –
polls. Foreign legal entities may participate in the events related to exit -polls held in
presidential, parliamentary, and municipal elections only together with non -governmental
organizations of the Republic of Azerbaijan. A non- governmental organization may make
proposals for improving normative -legal acts, according to the procedure prescribed by laws of
the Republic of Azerbaijan and its charter.

Article 3. Title and Location of Non -Governmental O rganization

3.1. NGOs should have the title corresponding to its organi zation al- legal form and the nature
of its work . It shall be prohibited to use the titles of state bodies of the Republic of Azerbaijan
as well as the names o f prominent persons of Azerbaijan (without the consent of their close
relatives or successors) in the titles of non-governmental organizations .
3.2. The location of non -governmental organization shall be established according to its legal
address indicated in its charter.
3.3. In case of legal address change of non- governmental organization, the relevant body of
executive power (The Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Azerbaijan ) should be notified in
writing no later than within 7 days.

Article 3 -1. Symbols of non -governmental organizations

Non -governmental organization can have a flag, emb lem and other symbols. The symbols of
an organization shall not be identical to symbols of the Republic of Azerbaijan and foreign
states, as well as symbols of state bodies, international organizations and other institutions and
they shall not imitate to trade marks protected by the law.

CHAPTER II ORGANIZATIONAL – LEGAL FORMS, TYPES, AND PARTICIPANTS OF
NON- GOVERNMENTAL ORGANIZATIONS

Article 4. Organi zation al-Legal Forms of N on-Governmental Organizations

Non -governmental organizations may be established in organizational -legal form defined
under this Law .

Article 5. Types of Non -G overnmental organizations

Non -governmental organizations may be established on the permanent or ad hoc basis.

Article 6. Area of Activity of Non-G overnmental Organiz ations

6.1. Non-governmental organizations may be established and operate in the Republic of
Azerbaijan under republican, regiona l, and local status. Area of activity of a non- governmental
organization shall be defined by the organi zation independentl y.
6.2. Activities of non -governmental organization , operating under republican status shall
cover entire territory of the Republic of Azerbaijan. The activities of regional non –
governmental organizations should cover two or more administrative territo rial divisions of the
Republic of Azerbaijan . Local non- governmental organizations operate within one
administrative territorial division.
6.3. International NGOs – public associations whose activities cover the territory of the
Republic of Azerbaijan and at least one other foreign country.

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Article 7. NGO Branch Offices and Representations

7.1. A registered NGO may open its branch offices and representations in the Republic of
Azerbaijan and abroad. It shall not be required to carry out the state registration of branches
an d representations of NGOs. The organization shall inform the relevant body of executive
power about opening of a branch and (or) representation within ten days.
7.1- 1. Foreign NGOs can establish one representation or branc h in the territory of the Republic
of Azerbaijan. 7.2. NGO branch office may be established outside the location of the NGO and
carry out its activity or part of its activity.
7.3. NGO representation shall be established outside its location, shall r epresent and defend
its interests.
7.4. NGO branch office and representation are not legal persons, they get a share of a
property from an NGO which created them, and they act on its behalf on the basis of activity
directions and powers defined in the R egulation approved by the NGO. The NGO which
created branch offices and representations shall be liable for their activities.
7.4- 1. The Regulation of the branch or representation of NGO shall include the name of
organization which established it, informa tion on state registration (the date of registration,
number of registration, legal address, and name of the institution, which registered it), legal
address of branch and representation, the rule of governance, powers of the head, the rule of
cancellation .
7.5. The managers of a branch office and representation shall be appointed by the NGO and
shall act within the authority provided by the NGO. Deputies to managers of NGO s, founded
by foreigners or stateless persons, as well as foreign legal entities, branch and representations
of foreign NGOs shall be citizens of the Republic of Azerbaijan. The period of service of the
head of branch and representation of foreign NGO shall be envisaged in the document on
his/her appointment.

Article 8. NGO Participants

8.1. Participants of public associations include f ounders, members, and assistants .
Participants of funds include founders and assistants.
8.2. Members of a public association under the age of 18 shall have rights and duties
according to the civil legislation of the Republic of Azerbaijan.
8.3. Foreigners and stateless persons may be participants of NGOs operating in the Republic
of Azerbaijan .
8.4. Admission to NGOs should be equally open to men and women and the equal
opportunit ies should be created for them.
8.5. The requirement indicated in Article 8.4 shall not apply to NGOs, established for the
protection of special interests of any sex.

Article 9. NGOs ’ Founders

9.1. Legal persons (except state bodies and local self -governments) or physical persons
reaching the age of 18 may be the founders of NGOs (physical persons reaching the age of 16
may be the founders of youth public associations).
9.1-1. Foreigners and stateless persons who have a permanent residence right in the Republic
of Azerbaijan can be founders and legal representative of an NGO in the territory of the
Republic of Azerbaijan.
9.2. NGO founders have equal rights. Their mutual rights and duties shall be established by the
constituent agreement- in respe ct of the NGO establishment (when concluding a contract), and
by the NGO charter – in respect of participation in the NGO activity.

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Article 10. Members of Public Associations

10.1. Any physical and legal person (except state bodies and local self -governments ) may be
a member of public association in the Republic of Azerbaijan .
10.2. Members of public association have equal rights. They may elect and be elected in its
management bodies, participate in its work , control the activity of its management, have other
rights provided for by its charter, a s well as they should follow the charter requirements.
10.3. Issues of membership in a public association and termination of membership shall be
established by its charter. The charter should ensur e the right of appeal against termination of
membership in the public association within the association and in the court.
10.4. Once the public association passes the state registration, within 30 days it shall ensure
that the registry of members is c onducted.
10.5. It is prohibited for executive bodies of NGOs to violate rights and create obstacles for
realization of the right to association of the members of the organization. The disputes, arisen
between the members of NGO and the organization shall be solved in court. If the court
decides that the rights of the members have been violated and it has been created obstacles for
realization of the ir right to association, the activity of this NGO can be suspended by court
decision on the basis of application submitted by the members of the organization for the
period defined under Article 31.3 of this Law.

Article 11. NGO Assistants

NGO assistants inc lude physical and legal persons (except state bodies and local self –
governments ) who participate in the NGO work subject to its charter, support it by providing
with any assistance and services. Availability of assistants and their legal status shall be
established by the NGO constituent documents and legislation on volunteering activity.

CHAPTER III. ESTABLISHMENT, REORGANISATION , AND LIQUIDATION OF
NGOs

Article 12. NGO ’s Establishment

12.1. NGO may be formed as a result of its foundation as well as re organi zation of an
existing NGO.
12.1- 1. The minimum nominal capital for the establishment of the fund shall be ten thousand
manats.
12.2. Establishment of an NGO through its foundation is held by a decision of its founders
(founder). In this case, a constituent meeting shall be convoked and the NGO charter shall be
adopted.
12.3. State registration of branches and representations of foreign NGOs in the Republic of
Azerbaijan shall be carried out on the basis of the agreement signed with such organizations .
The period of its being in entry shall be envisaged in the agreement.

Article 13. NGO Charter

13.1. NGO charter should specif y its title and location, objectives, establishing with
permanent or specific objective, running procedure, rights and duties of its members,
conditions and procedure for admission to membership and termination of membership to
public association, sources for forming of NGO property, the procedure for adoption of the

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charter and making amendments , the procedure for NGO liquidation , and use of its property in
case of liquidation.
13.2. Fund charter should specify its title, also including the word ‘fund’ , its location,
objective, its bodies, including Board of Guardians, and its forming procedure, information on
appoint ment and dismissal of the fund’ s officials and disposal of property in case of the fund
liquidation .
13.3. The charters of NGOs shall not provide for appropriation of powers of state and local
self -governed bodies, as well as implying of functions of state control and inspection.

Article 14. Amendments to NGO Charter

14.1. Amendments to the charter of a public association may be made under a decision of its
supreme management body. Amendments to the charter of a fund may be made by the fund ’s
B oard of G uardians and onl y for the fund’ s objectives.
14.2. The fund’ s charter may be changed by the fund’ s Board of G uardians if only the
possibility of amendment is stipulated in its charter. If keeping the charter unchanged result s in
consequences which could not be foreseen during the time of fund establishment, and the
ch art er does not provide for the pos sibility of amendments or the charter has not been changed
by authori zed persons, then the court shall have the right to make changes in the charter , based
on an application of the fund’ s Board of G uardians.
14.3. The state registration of amendments to NGO charter shall be made by the relevant
body of executive power ( the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Azerbaijan ). Amendments
to the NGO charter shall be come effective since the date of their state registration.

Article 15. Notification on Establishment of a public association

15.1. Notification on establishment of a public association shall be made through written
notice to the relevant body of the executive power within 30 days since adoption of a dec ision
on its establishment. A constituent protocol shall be enclosed to the notifi cation signed by the
head of a public association.
15.2. On a day of receipt of the notice , the relevant body of the executive power shall issue
to the public association representative a document confirming the notice receipt, or shall send
such document by mail.

Article 16. NGO ’s State Registration

16.1. The state registration of NGOs shall be conducted by the relevant body of executive
power pursuant to legislation of the Republic of Azerbaijan on registration of legal persons.
16.2. NGO shall acquire a legal person status only after passing the state registration.
16.3. If it is discovered that there are inconsistencies with the legislation of the constituent
doc uments of non- governmental organ izations and branch es or representations of foreign non-
governmental organi zations, appropriate executive authority body requires those organizations
to adjust constituent documents to the legislation.
16.4. Non- governmental organi zations and branches or representations of foreign non-
governmental organizations can apply about temporary suspension of their activities to
appropriate executive authority body.

Article 17. Refusal of State Registration

17.1. Refusal in state registration of non -governmental organizations can take place only in
the cases provided for by the Law of the Republic of Azerbaijan On State Registration and
State R egistry of Legal Entities.

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17.2. Information on refusal of the state reg istration of NGO shall be submitted in writing to
the NGO representative, indicating reasons for the refusal , and provisions and articles of
legislation violated , while drafting constituent documents.
17.3. Refusal of NGO state registration can not pre vent from re-submission of amended
documents for state registration.
17.4. Refusal of state registration of NGO may be appealed in an administrative order and
( or ) to court .

Article 18. Termination of NGO activity

NGO activity can be terminated b y a way of re-organi zation (amalgamation, merger, division,
separation, transformation) of NGOs or their liquidation .

Article 19. NGO Reorganization

19.1. NGO may be reorgani zed according to the procedure provided for by the present Law.
NGO may be reorgani zed under a decision of its founders or the body of the organization,
authori zed by its charter.
19.2. NGO reorgani zation can be held in the form s of amal gamation, merger, division,
separation, transformation.
19.3. Reorgani zation of NGO in a form of merger of other organi zation shall be recogni zed
from the moment of a notice on termination of the activity of one of these organi zations is
included in the state register of legal persons by the relevant body of executive power (the
Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Azerbaijan).
19.4. Formation of NGO in the forms of division and separation shall be recogni zed from
the moment of a notice is made in the state register of legal persons regarding separation of one
of them or termination of divided organi zation ’s activity , and establishment of new NGOs by
the relevant body of executive power (the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Azerbaijan ).
19.5. Establishment of NGO in a form of its transformation shall be recogniz ed from the
moment of a notice is made in the state register of legal persons regarding liquidation of
existing organi zation by the relevant body of executive power (the Ministry of Justice of the
Republic of Azerbaijan ), and establishment of a new organi zation on its basis.
19.6. All issues related to succession after NGO reorgani zation shall be solved pursuant to
procedure provided for by the Civil Code of the Republic of Azerbaijan .
19.7. Branch or representation of foreign NGO in the territory of the Republ ic of Azerbaijan
is terminated, if foreign NGO merges with, joins or splits itself, changes its organization al-
legal form.

Article 20. NGO Liquidation

NGO can be liquidated pursuant to the procedure provided for by the Civil Code and the
legislatio n on the state registration of legal persons of the Republic of Azerbaijan. In
termination NGO shall submit information on directing its property in relevant aims and
documents confirming it to the appropriate executive authority body for including it in to the
state registry of legal entities.

Article 21. Property of Liquidated NGO

All property issues related to NGO liquidation shall be solved pursuant to procedure provided
for by the Civil Code of the Republic of Azerbaijan.

CHAPTER IV. NGO ACT IVITY

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Article 22. Types of Activities of NGO

22.1. NGO may carry out any types of activities in the country and abroad , not prohibited by
legislation of the Republic of Azerbaijan and not contradicting objectives set out in the NGO ’s
charter.
22.2. NGO can carry out entrepreneurial activity, not distributing gained profit s between its
founders (members), only aiming to achieve objectives of NGO establishment. Production and
sale of goods and services, and purchase of securities, acquisition of property rights and non –
property rights, participation as a depositor in economic unions and partnerships , producing
profit shall be considered such activities.
22.3. NGO shall keep record of incomes and expenditures on entrepreneurial activities. Any
restriction for types of activities admissible for NGO shall be defined only by law.
22.4. Non -governmental organization cannot be involved in professional religious activity .

Article 23. NGO Property

23.1. NGO may own various types of prop erty, not prohibited by law .
23.2. NGO is liable for its obligations with its property. This property may be alienated only
pursuant to l aws of the Republic of Azerbaijan.
23.3. Fund’ s property consists of property contributed by the fund’ s founder s (founder).
After establishment of a fund, a person who makes contributions to the fund shall not acquire a
right of founder. Founders shall not be liable for obligations of a fund established by them, and
funds shall not be liable f or obligations of their founders.

Article 24. Sources for Forming NGO Property

24.0. Sources for forming NGO property in money or other form are as follows:
24.0.1. periodic or non-recurrent membership fees of their founders or members of public
associations;
24.0.2. property fees and voluntary donations;
24.0.3. incomes from the sale of goods, provision of services, fulfillment of works;
24.0.4. dividends, incomes gained from stocks, loans, other securities , and deposits;
24.0.5. incomes gained fr om the use of own property and from its sale;
24.0.6. grants;
24.0.7. other incomes , not prohibited by legislation.

Article 24 -1. Donations and grants
24-1.1. Donation is aid in the form of funds and (or) other material form given by a citizen of
the Republic of Azerbaijan or legal person registered in Azerbaijan, as well as branches or
representations of foreign legal persons (branch es and representations of foreign NGOs which
concluded the agreement envisaged in the Article 12.3 of this Law) to a non- governmental
organization, as well as branch es or representation s of foreign NGOs in accordance with this
law without a condition to achieve any purpose.
24-1.2. A non -governmental organization, as well as branches or representations of foreign
NGOs c annot, either directly or indirectly, provide, propose or promise any material or other
gifts, privilege or discount to the person providing donation or any other person in return for
the donation received or promised to it.
24- 1.3. The person who made a donation to a non- governmental organization, as well as
branches or representations of foreign NGOs cannot, either directly or indirectly, in return for
donations made or promised demand or accept for itself or any third person material or other
gift, or an y privilege or discount, or agree to such a proposal or a promise.

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24-1.4. Donations are received as a bank transfer to the bank account of a non- governmental
organization, as well as branches or representations of foreign NGOs . A non-governmental
organiza tion, as well as branches or representations of foreign NGOs that has charity indicated
as a primary purpose in its charter can receive up to two hundred AZN donations in cash.
24- 1.5. A non -governmental organization, as well as branches or representation s of foreign
NGOs shall submit information on the amount of the received donations and on the persons
who donat ed to the relevant executive body 2 in accordance with the rule defined by the
relevant executive body 3. No bank operations or any other operations on donations can be
realized without submitting information about it.
24-1.6. Economic and legal relations with regard to issuing, receiving and usage of grants is
regulated by the law of the Republic of Azerbaijan “On grants”.

Article 24 -2. Provision of services and fulfillment of works by non- governmental organization
24-2.1. P rovision of services and fulfillment of works by non- governmental organization
envisaged in Article 24.0.3 of this L aw shall be realized on the basis of the contract . Non –
governm ental organization shall submit a contract on the provision of services or fulfillment of
works with foreign funding to the relevant executive body for registration .
24-2.2. Non- governmental organization providing services or fulfilling works without cont ract
or on the basis of non -registered contract shall be held responsi ble under the Code of
Administrative Offences of the Repub lic of Azerbaijan.

CHAPTER V. NGO MANAGEMENT

Article 25. Grounds for Management of Public Association

25.1. Structure, composition, authority of management bodies of NGO, procedure for their
forming and terms of their authority, rules to adopt a decision and act on behalf of a public
association shall be established by the public association charter pursuant to the present Law
and other laws.
25.2. A general meeting convoked at least once a year is a supreme management body of
public association.
25.3. The general meeting shall be convoked at the initiative of the executive body of the
public association or one of its founders or one thirds of its members.
25.4. The primary function of the general meeting is implementation of objectives based on
which it was established .
25.5. Consideration of the following issues shall be within the authority of the ge neral
meeting:
25.5.1. adoption of a public association charter and its amendment;
25.5.2. identification of principles for forming and use of the public association property;
25.5.3. establishment of executive bodies of the public association and termination of their
authority ahead of time;
25.5.4. approval of annual report;
25.5.5. participation in other organi zations;
25.5.6. reorgani zation and liquidation of the public association;
25.6. Founders and members of public associ ations should be notified about the place and
time of their general meeting at least 2 weeks before . The general meeting may amend the
charter only in the presence of more than a half of the public association ’s members. A
decision of the general meeting s hall be adopted by a majority of votes of members
participated in the meeting. Each member ha s one vote.
2 MoJ and MoF, decree of 14 November 2014. 3 Cabinet of Minist ers, decree of 14 November 2014.

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25.7. The written minutes shall be kept at a general meeting. The minutes shall be signed by
a chairman and a secretary of the meeting. If necessar y, the minutes of the meeting shall be
distributed to all members.

Article 26. Executive Body of Public Association

26.1. The executive body of the public association may be collegial a nd (or ) sole body. This
body shall carry out the current guid ance on the public association ’s operation and is
accountable to the supreme management body of the public assoc iation .
26.2. The executive body of the public association shall open branch offices and
re presentations of the public association.
26.3. Consideration of all issues, other than those covered with exceptional authority
established for other management bodies of a public association by the present Law, other laws
and the public association’s charter, shall be within the competence of the ex ecutive body of
the public association.
26.4. It is prohibited to make any decisions or sign documents on the activity of organization
by executive bodies of NGO, which period of services ended.

Article 27. Fund Management

27.1. Management of a fund shall be carried out by its chairman or board.
27.2. The B oard of Guardians of a fund is a control body of the fund and exercises control
over the fund’ s activity, adoption of decisions by other bodies of the fund and enforcement of
them, usage of fund’s resources , control of fund’s operation, amendment to its charter,
adoption of a decision on its dissolution or reorgani zation. The B oard of Guardians shall fulfill
its work on a voluntary basis.
27.3. The procedure for form ation and operation of the Board of G uardians of the fund shall
be established by the fund charter , approved by the fund founders.

CHAPTER VI. NGOs AND STATE BODIES

Article 28. Relationship between the S tate Bodies and NGOs

NGOs rights are protected by all state bodies. NGOs ha ve a right to work independently under
legislation. State bodies may provide financial and other forms of assistance to NGOs.
Structures of public associations shall not be established in state bodies.

Article 29. Control of NGO s’ Acti vity

29.1. NGO shall keep accounting records pursuant to legislation.
29.2. The amount and the structure of NGO incomes a s well as its property, expenses,
number of staff, information on remuneration cannot be state or commercial secret.
29.3. Fund should publish reports every year o n the use of its property.
“29.4. Non- governmental organization shall carry out the measures determined by relevant
legislation for the purposes of fighting against legalization of financial means or other property
obtained by criminal ways and financing the terrorism”.
29.4. Non- governmental organization shall submit an annual financial report to the relevant
body of executive power of the Republic of Azerbaijan no later than 1
st Apr il of each year.
Forms, cont ent and procedure of submission of these reports shall be determined by the
relevant body of executive power.
29.5. NGOs, as well as branches or representations of foreign NGOs shall provide
transparency of their activity. It shall be concluded contra cts on all financial resources,

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property and other rights received (given) in the form of assistance by NGOs, as well as
branches or representations of foreign NGOs with the aim of provision of transparency in its
activity, prevention of corruption offences, legalizing of money or other property , obtained as a
result of crime, financing of terrorism.
29.6. NGOs, as well as branches and representative offices of foreign NGOs shall implement
measures defined under appropriate legislation with the aim of prevention of corruption
offences , as well as legalizing of money or other property, obtained as a result of crime and
financing of terrorism.

Article 30. Tax Privileges for NGOs (Article was removed by Law on December 3,
2002)

Article 30 -1. Studyin g of activity of NGOs , as well as branches and representations of
foreign NGOs

30- 1.1. The rules of studying of activity of NGOs , as well as branches and representations of
foreign NGOs is defined by appropriate executive authority body .
30- 1.2. Appropria te executive authority body has the power to involve concerned state bodies
and representatives of other NGOs to the studying of activity of NGOs, as well as branches or
representati ons of foreign NGOs.
30- 1.3. Natural and legal entities, wh ich create obstacles to the studying of activity of NGOs as
well as branches or representations of foreign NGOs shall be liable under the rule defined by
the legislation.

CHAPTER VII. FINAL PROVISIONS

Article 31. NGO Liability

31.1. In case of violation of the legislation of the Republic of Azerbaijan , NGO, as well as
branch or representation of foreign NGOs shall be liable under the rule defined by the law..
31.2- 1. Non- governmental organization shall be warned for failure to submit necessary
i nformati on for the state registry of legal entities or submission of false information.
31.2. In cases when liability for violation of the legislation of the Republic of Azerbaijan, as
well as of requirements derived from the provisions of the charter is not defined , the
appropriate executive authority body notifies in writing NGO, as well as branch or
representation of foreign NGO and requires to rectify the deficiencies within 30 days. 31.3.
Activity of NGO, as well as branch or representation of foreign NGO can be suspended for a
year by the decision of the court under the rule and circumstances defined by this Law.
Grounds for suspension of NGO, as well as branch or representation of foreign NGO are as
below:
31.3.1. when NGO, as well as branch or repres entation of foreign NGO creates obstacle for
elimination of situation caused emergency;
31.3.2. when NGO, as well as branch or representation of foreign NGO still did not eliminate
the deficiencies after being subject to administrative liability for failur e to rectify the
deficiencies identified in notification or instruction of the appropriate executive authority body;
31.3.3. when violation of right s of the members of the organization by the executive bodies of
NGO is established.
31.4. In case of N GO, as well as branch or representation of foreign NGO is notified or
instruct ed in writing on elimination of the deficiencies more than twice a year, NGO , as well as
branch or representation of foreign NGO may be liquidated under court decision on the bas is
of presentation of the appropriate executive authority body.

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31.5.NGO, as well as branch or representation of foreign NGO has the right to appeal on
administrative bas is or to court related to application of liability measures under the legislation
of the Republic of Azerbaijan. 31.6. In cases considered under Articles 31..3.1- 31.3.2 of this
Law, the issue on suspension of activity of NGO, as well as branch or representation of foreign
is brought before the court by the appropriate executive authority body, in a case considered
under Article 31.3.3 of this Law by the members of the NGO.
31.7. Activity of the institution may be restored with court decision on the bas is of application
by the appropriate executive authority body in cases considered under Articles 31.3.1- 31.3.2 of
this Law and by the members of the organization in a case considered under Article 31.3.3
upon completion the period of suspension of NGO , as well as branch or representation of
foreign NGO and rectifying of the deficiencies caused to it .
31.8. When NGO did not submit annual financial report in defined period, the appropriate
executive authority body instructs it to submit the relevant report within 30 days with notifying
in writing that organi zation . NGO, not submitting the r eport in this period shall be liable in
accordance with the legislation of the Republic of Azerbaijan.

Article 32. Re- registration of NGO Registered Before

The relevant body of executive power (the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Azerbaijan )
s hould include NGOs, registered prior to the entry into force of the present Law, in the state
register of legal persons of the Republic of Azerbaijan .

Article 33. Entry into Force of the Present Law

The present Law shall enter into force on the day of its publication.

Heydar Aliyev
President of the Republic of Azerbaijan

Baku, June 13, 2000
Ь 894- 1G

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