Country analysis

Azerbaijan 2015-16

TOP CHALLENGES FOR 2018:

  • Sustained international support in the run-up to the 2018 presidential elections for independent monitoring of the elections, for the defence of human rights, and release of political prisoners, including journalists, human rights campaigners and opposition politicians; 
  • Compliance of the government with its commitments made as a member of international organisations, such as the Council of Europe and Open Government Partnership, backed up by increased stakeholder consultations in Azerbaijan, including establishment of dialogue platforms to increase independent civil society engagement with government authorities in open government and budget transparency programmes;
  • Reform of the judiciary and court system and reform of the election code, and introduction of a proportional electoral system, backed up by a proportionally representative election commission, and independent election monitoring;
  • Decentralisation of public administration and fiscal governance processes.

 

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