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Scope of activities

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 14-1. The Military Prosecutor’s Office of Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic

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

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

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

Employees of the Military Prosecutor's Office of Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic are appointed and dismissed by the Prosecutor General of the Republic of Azerbaijan. The Military Prosecutor of Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic has the right to make recommendations concerning the appointment and dismissal of these persons.

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

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

The Military Prosecutor’s Office of Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic and the Military Prosecutor of Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic, accordingly, implement authorities provided for in the second part of Article 12 of this Law, in the units of the Armed Forces of the Republic of Azerbaijan located in the territory of Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic.

Primary military ranks of Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic are assigned in the order established for the military servants on the basis of the recommendation of the Military Prosecutor of Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic, and the rank of Colonel-Lieutenant of Justice and Colonel of Justice are assigned in concert with the Prosecutor General, the Military Prosecutor of the Republic of Azerbaijan. After assigning primary military ranks to employees of the Military Prosecutor’s Office of Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic, subsequent military ranks (except for the rank of colonel-lieutenant of Justice, Colonel of Justice and higher military ranks) are assigned by the Military Prosecutor of Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic.

Call-up to military service of persons serving in the Military Prosecutor’s Office of Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic in positions not stipulated by Article 1 of this Law, as well as their transfer to the reserve and retirement are performed by the Military Prosecutor of Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic.