human rights

March 31, 2018

An event dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the 1918 genocide of Azerbaijanis was held on March 31, 2018, jointly organized by the Ombudsman's Office and Baku State University. Presentation of the book "Azerbaijan as a target of international crimes: legal analysis" by the Dean of the Faculty of Law of Baku State University, Doctor of Law, Professor Amir Aliyev was attended by state and government officials, deputies of the Milli Majlis, heads of higher education institutions and media, legal community, scientists at the event.

June 26, 2018

On June 26, 2018, with the support of the Association of Friends of Azerbaijan in France and the Embassy of Azerbaijan in France, with the participation of the Dean of the Faculty of Law of Baku State University, Doctor of Law, Professor Amir Aliyev, presentation and discussion were held. Opening the presentation held at the Cultural Center of the Azerbaijani Embassy in France, President of the Association of Friends of Azerbaijan in France Jean-Francois Mansell first informed the participants about the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, noting that more than one million people were expelled from their homeland as a result of Armenia's occupation of Azerbaijani lands. Armenia has committed many genocides and crimes. France and many other countries are unaware of the conflict. He said the book would be important for the French society and the world community to learn about the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict.

September 17-18, 2018

Representatives of the UNESCO Chair on Human Rights and Information Law - Ph.D. in Law Gulnaz Rzayeva, Ph.D. in Law Nigar Alakbarova and Ph.D. in Law Azer Safarov participated in the training "Academic Legal Writing" organized by the GIZ - German Society for International Cooperation's "Support to European Standards in the Field of Law in the South Caucasus" Program. Employees who actively participated in the two-day training were awarded certificates at the end.

05 October 2018

The presentation ceremony of the book "Azerbaijan in the target of international crimes: legal analysis", published in five languages, was held at the Faculty of Law of Istanbul University, Head of the UNESCO Chair on Human Rights and Information Law, Doctor of Laws, Professor Amir Aliyev. The ceremony was attended by well-known scientists from Azerbaijan and Turkey, professors and teachers of Istanbul University, law students, researchers on the fake Armenian issue, representatives of NGOs and the media. Opening the event, Head of the Department of Legal History of the Faculty of Law of Istanbul University, Doctor of Law, Professor Fethi Gedikli spoke about the importance of the book, speaking about the fake "Armenian issue" and the problems arising from it.

October 18, 2018

Representatives of the UNESCO Chair on Human Rights and Information Law - Ph.D. in Law Gulnaz Rzayeva, Ph.D. in Law Nigar Alakbarova and Ph.D. in Law Azer Safarov, Araz Abdullasoy and Zumrud Valiyeva participated in the training "Improving Education" organized by the GIZ - German Society for International Cooperation's "Support to European Standards in the Field of Law in the South Caucasus" Program. Representatives who actively participated in the two-day training were awarded certificates at the end.

May 16, 2019

On May 15, 2019, an international seminar on "Future issues related to human rights in the justice system" organized by the International Association of Prosecutors and the Prosecutor's Office of the Republic of Azerbaijan began in Baku. Ms. Miranda de Meijer (Senior Dutch Prosecutor), Mr. François Falletti (former President of the French BPA) and Mr. Stanislav Pavlovsky (Former Judge of the IHAM of Moldova), Head of UNESCO Chair on Human Rights and Information Law spoke at the event. Doctor of Laws, Professor Amir Ibrahim Aliyev spoke on "Ensuring human rights and freedoms in the field of information."

03 July 2019

The defense of master's dissertations on "Human Rights" of the UNESCO Chair on Human Rights and Information Law was held successfully. The Chairman of the Specialized Master's Dissertation Council, Commissioner of Human Rights (Ombudsman) of the Republic of Azerbaijan, Professor Elmira Suleymanova praised the scientific and professional training of masters, their ability to conduct scientific discussions, and wished them success in their future endeavors.

Each of the 7 masters who participated in the defense received an "excellent" grade, and two of them were offered a job in the Office of the Ombudsman by Professor Elmira Suleymanova.

Rector of Baku State University Elchin Babayev, who took part in the defense, spoke about the joint training with the Office of the Ombudsman and wished the young researchers success in their future work.

October 24, 2019

A two-day training on "Academic Legal Writing" for young researchers of the Faculty of Law of Baku State University was held at the UNESCO Chair on Human Rights and Information Law within the program of the German Society for International Cooperation (GIZ) "Support to rapprochement with European standards in law". During the training, Altay Mustafayev informed about the different features of academic and practical legal writing, global legal journals, rules of writing academic legal writing, answered the questions of the participants from theoretical and practical point of view.

01 November 2019

The next meeting was held at the UNESCO Chair on Human Rights and Information Law to coordinate scientific activities. Head of the Chair, Doctor of Laws, Professor Amir Aliyev gave detailed information on the application of ICT and innovations in science, touched upon important points on the scientific activity of the department for 2019, summarized published textbooks, manuals, scientific articles and reports conducted. Also, extensive discussions were held on the scientific cooperation of teachers of the department for 2020.

December 26, 2019

Head of the UNESCO Chair on Human Rights and Information Law, Doctor of Laws, Professor Amir Aliyev took part in an international court program held at the National School of Administration in France. The program, organized by the National School of Administration, was attended by 37 lawyers from 20 countries. The lectures were presented by well-known French scientists and government officials.

November 9, 2020

Representatives of the UNESCO Chair on Human Rights and Information Law of Baku State University, included in the UNITWIN/UNESCO Chairs Program, Doctor of Laws, Professor Amir Ibrahim Aliyev, Ph.D. in Law Gulnaz Aydin Rzayeva and Associate Professor of the Department of “Constitutional Law", Ph.D. in Law Aytekin Nazim Ibrahimova received an offer from the Peace Human Rights Governance (PHRG) journal to publish the article on “ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE AND PERSONAL DATA: INTERNATIONAL AND NATIONAL FRAMEWORK” after a successful presentation at the “Data-driven human rights research annual international human rights conference” arranged by Antonio Papisca Human Rights Center, the UNESCO Chair of Human Rights, Democracy and Peace and the Department of “Political Science, Law and International Studies” of the University of Padua, the article was published in the March issue of the journal (5 (1) -2021). It should be noted that the journal has been published since 1982 by the Antonio Papisca Center for Human Rights at the University of Padua. The journal is indexed by Google Scholar, Ebsco Host, Database of Open Access Journal (DOAJ), the European Reference Index for the Humanities and the Social Sciences (ERIH PLUS).

July 14-15, 2021

The aim of the project is to raise awareness of the Convention on the prevention and action against domestic violence against women in Azerbaijan (Istanbul Convention) and other standards of gender equality. The project will cover Azerbaijani governmental agencies in three main areas of activity: legislation and policy framework, awareness-raising measures and capacity building of civil servants. Partners: Baku State University, Law Faculty; State Committee on Family, Women and Children Issues; Office of the Commissioner for Human Rights; Ministry of Justice; Academy of Justice.

Employees of the UNESCO Chair participated in the project "Preparation of a comprehensive international report on the violated rights of Azerbaijani IDPs" implemented at Baku State University (BSU). The project was successfully completed and the report was published in Azerbaijani and English languages.

A group of experts headed by the Chairman of the UNESCO Chair on Human Rights and Information Law, Doctor of Laws, Professor Amir Aliyev, Ph.D. in Law, Prof. Gulnaz Rzayeva, Ph.D. in Law, Associate Professor Aytekin Ibrahimova and Shahin Mammadrzali redesigned the curriculum of the master's specialization "Human Rights" and completely redesigned the entire curricula  under the project “The Implementation of the United Nations Human Rights Treaties” proposed by the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights to revise the curriculum for the master's degree. All curricula were published as a single collection in Azerbaijani and English languages. During the development of the new curriculum, the experts widely applied international experience in the field of human rights education.

Representatives of the UNESCO Chair on Human Rights and Information Law  participated in the international conference "XXI century, new challenges and modern trends in law" organized by the Law Faculty of Baku State University which was held on December 21-22, 2021. The chairman of the organizing committee of the conference was the rector of BSU Elchin Babayev, and the deputy chairman was the head of the UNESCO Chair on Human Rights and Information Law Prof. Amir Aliyev. A total of 21 foreign scholars from 10 countries participated in the opening ceremony of the conference, as well as in the two-day sessions. Among the guests there were the rector of Tashkent State Law University Prof. Islambek Rustambekov, the rector of Kyiv Law University Prof. Yuri Boshitsky, the dean of the Law Faculty of Vilnius University Prof. Thomas Davulis, the dean of the Law Faculty of Kazan Federal University Prof. Liliya Bakulina, the dean of the Law Faculty of Ankara University Prof. Muharrem Ozen, the dean of the Law Faculty of Al-Farabi National University Prof. Daulet Baydeldinov, the dean of the Law Faculty of Istanbul University Prof. Omer Ekmekchi, the Director of the Institute of State and Law of Al-Farabi Kazakh National University Prof. Aron Salimgerey, professor of Kazan Federal University Prof. Adel Abdullin, professor of Law Faculty of Istanbul University Prof. Fethi Gedikli, professor of Law Faculty of Istanbul University Prof. Juneyt Yuksel, professor of the Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg Prof. Azer Aliyev, professor of the Law Faculty of Ankara University Prof. Javid Abdullazade, deputy dean of the Law Faculty of Moldova State University Prof. Stela Botnaru, professor of the Law Faculty of Kazan Federal University Prof. Rustem Davletgildeev, professor of the Russian University of Technology Prof. Anatoly Belkin, professor of the Law Faculty of Istanbul University Prof. Erkan Vehbi Umut, deputy dean of the Law Faculty of Al-Farabi Kazakh National University Prof. Gulnar Aygarinova, professor of the Law Faculty of Al-Farabi Kazakh National University Prof. Gani Sarsenbiyev.

A scientific seminar on "Legal aspects of the formation of the information society in modern times" was held on April 15, 2022 at the UNESCO Chair on Human Rights and Information Law, presented by Professor of the Chair, Doctor of Laws Etibar Aliyev. The scientific seminar was attended by faculty members, doctoral students, as well as master students of the "Human Rights" and "Information Law" specializations. A number of practical suggestions were introduced at the scientific seminar, and in this connection the need to expand scientific research has been put forward. The scientific seminar was held with diversity of views and discussions.

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