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Scope of activities

Constitution of the Republic of Azerbaijan

Article 133. Prosecutor General's Office of the Republic of Azerbaijan

I. Prosecutor General's Office of the Republic of Azerbaijan shall exercise supervision over accurate and uniform execution and application of Laws; in cases specified by the law shall institute proceedings and hold an investigation; shall support state prosecution in court; shall bring in an action; shall protest against court's decisions.  

II. Prosecutor General's Office of the Republic of Azerbaijan shall be a united centralized body consisting of territorial and specialized Prosecutor’s Offices based on their subordination to the Prosecutor General of the Republic of Azerbaijan.  

III. Prosecutor General of the Republic of Azerbaijan shall be appointed to and removed from holding position by the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan with the agreement of Milli Majlis.  

IV. Deputies of Prosecutor General of the Republic of Azerbaijan, heads of the specialized republican Prosecutor’s Offices shall be appointed to and removed from the position by the President of the Azerbaijan Republic on the representation of the Prosecutor General of the Republic of Azerbaijan.  

V. Territorial and specialized Prosecutors shall be appointed to the position by the Prosecutor General of the Republic of Azerbaijan with the agreement of the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan. 


Constitution of Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic

Article 46. The Prosecutor's Office of Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic

I. The Prosecutor’s Office of Nakhichivan Autonomous Republic in the manner prescribed by law supervises the precise and uniform application and enforcement of laws, in cases stipulated by law initiates criminal cases and carries out investigation, supports the public prosecution in court, brings actions in court, protests against the court decision.

II. The Prosecutor's Office of Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic is an integral centralized body based on subordination of territorial prosecutor’s offices to the prosecutor of Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic and the Prosecutor General of the Republic of Azerbaijan.

III. The Prosecutor of Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic is appointed by the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan on recommendation of the Prosecutor General of the Republic of Azerbaijan based on a proposal from the chairman of the Supreme Majlis of Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic.

IV. Territorial and specialized prosecutors are appointed and dismissed by the Prosecutor General of the Republic of Azerbaijan on the proposal submitted to the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan by the Chairman of the Supreme Majlis of Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic and approved by the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan.

Law of the Republic of Azerbaijan "On Prosecutor's Office"

Article 4. Areas of activity of Prosecutor’s Office

The prosecutor's office in cases and manner stipulated by law shall:

  • initiate a criminal case and conduct a preliminary investigation;
  • take charge of procedural aspects of the preliminary investigation of the criminal case, and ensure compliance with laws;
  • control the execution and application of laws in the activities of inquiry and operational search bodies;
  • bring actions in court (apply), participate as a plaintiff in cases of civil and economic disputes;
  • participate as a party in the consideration of criminal cases in court; defend state prosecution;
  • deliver a protest against court decisions; take part in achieving the penalties rendered by courts.

Assignation of duties to the prosecutor's office not provided by the Constitution is not allowed under the present law and procedural legislation.

Article 5. Basic principles of the prosecutor's office

Basic principles of the activity of the Prosecutor's Office include:

  • legality;
  • equality of everyone before the law;
  • observance and respect for the rights and freedoms of individuals, rights of legal entities; objectivity, impartiality and a reference to the facts;
  • unity and centralization, subordination of territorial and specialized prosecutors to the Prosecutor General of the Republic of Azerbaijan;
  • political independence.

Article 14. The Prosecutor's Office of Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic

The Prosecutor's Office of Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic is headed by the Prosecutor of Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic.

The Prosecutor of Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic is appointed and dismissed from office in accordance with Part IV of Article 133 of the Constitution of the Republic of Azerbaijan.

The Prosecutor of Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic has a deputy, senior assistants and assistants.

Departments and other structural units can be created in the Prosecutor's Office of Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic. Directors of departments, prosecutors and investigators, who are considered to be senior assistants of the Prosecutor of Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic, may be appointed to these departments.

Employees of the Prosecutor’s Office of Nakhichivan Autonomous Republic, as a rule, are appointed and dismissed by the Prosecutor General upon the recommendation of the Prosecutor of Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic.

The Prosecutor of Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic operates within authorities provided by this Law and other laws of the Republic of Azerbaijan.

The Prosecutor of Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic within his competence issues orders, instructions and other acts that are mandatory for the execution by employees of the Prosecutor's Office of Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic.

Collegium of the Prosecutor’s Office of Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic, being a consultative body and headed by the Prosecutor of Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic is established within the Prosecutor's Office of Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic.

The composition of the Collegium consists of the Prosecutor of Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic, his deputies, heads of departments and other senior officials.

The composition of the Collegium is approved by the Prosecutor General of the Republic of Azerbaijan on the basis of the recommendation of the Prosecutor of Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic.

The Collegium within its authorities operates in the manner prescribed by parts three and four of Article 11 of this Law.