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History

During the reign of the former Soviet Union the activity of the prosecution authorities of the Republic of Azerbaijan has been governed by the law of the Union "On the USSR Prosecutor's Office" dated November 30, 1979.

Military Prosecutor’s offices did not operate in the system of the Prosecutor's Office of the Republic of Azerbaijan at that time. Military Prosecutor's Office located in Baku, Military Prosecutor's Office on the military unit No.63470 and naval forces, as well as Military Prosecutor's Offices of Ganja, Lankaran and Nakhchivan garrisons were operating on the territory of the Republic. These prosecutor’s offices in turn were subordinated to the Military Prosecutor's Office of the Transcaucasian Military District.

After the collapse of the Soviet Union, these prosecutor’s offices were liquidated and military prosecution bodies of the independent Republic of Azerbaijan were established.

The Constitutional Act of the Republic of Azerbaijan on the State Independence dated October 18, 1991, adopted by the Supreme Council of the Republic, played the role of the legal framework for the establishment of these prosecutor's offices.

According to Article 4 of the Act before the adoption of the relevant laws of the sovereign republic laws of the USSR, not inconsistent with the sovereignty and not presuming to change the state structure of the Republic of Azerbaijan, shall remain in force on its territory.

Later, by the Decision of Milli Mejlis - the supreme legislative body - dated May 21, 1992, the Law of Republic of Azerbaijan "On Military Prosecutor's Office" was adopted. Moreover, on August 26, 1992 the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan adopted the law "On the conservation of validity and the rules of application of the legislative acts of the former Soviet Union, establishing the status of prosecution bodies on the territory of the Republic of Azerbaijan".  

In accordance with this Law, the Law "On Prosecutor's Office of the USSR" dated November 30, 1979; Regulations "On the Military Prosecutor's Office" dated August 4, 1981, including other regulations defining the rules for issuance of special ranks to employees of the prosecution bodies, their remuneration, attracting to disciplinary responsibility, retained their legal force in the territory of the Republic of Azerbaijan. According to Article 2 of the Act, it was established that the rights and obligations of the USSR Prosecutor General and the Military Prosecutor General of the USSR on the territory of our republic respectively shall perform the Prosecutor General and the Military Prosecutor of the Republic of Azerbaijan.

By the Order of the Minister of Defense of the Republic of Azerbaijan, with the purpose of executing the above-mentioned acts all issues regarding the activity of appropriate military units were entrusted to the Military Prosecutor's Office of the Republic of Azerbaijan, as well as the Military Prosecutor’s Office of Baku, Ganja, Nakhchivan, Lankaran, Fizuli, Karabakh garrisons and naval forces.

According to the order of the Minister of Defense staff of military prosecutor's offices was included in the staff list of the Military Forces of the Republic of Azerbaijan. It was also established that the provisions of the Charter and Regulations setting the rules of military service also relate to the personnel of the military prosecutor's offices, while they are on active duty.

The lists of official positions and military ranks pursuant to these positions have been approved by the General Staff of the Armed Forces based on the Order of the Prosecutor General of the Republic of Azerbaijan. Financing of military prosecutor's offices is realized by the Ministry of Defense of the Republic of Azerbaijan.

During this period some changes have been made in the system of the Military Prosecutor's Office of the Republic of Azerbaijan. Military prosecutor's offices of the Air Force and Air Defense Forces, Naval Forces, Interior Troops, Border Troops, as well as specialized military prosecutor’s offices and Absheron Military Prosecutor’s Office have been established. Subsequently, these prosecutor’s offices were abolished.

At the present time, the Constitution of the Republic of Azerbaijan adopted in 1995, the Law of the Republic of Azerbaijan "On Prosecutor's Office" dated December 7,1999, the Law of the Republic of Azerbaijan "On service in bodies of Prosecutor’s Offices" dated June 29, 2001, and the Law of the Republic of Azerbaijan "On Military Service", "On the Status of servicemen "and other regulations serve as a legal framework for the establishment and operation of the Military Prosecutor’s Offices of the Republic.

Currently, the Military Prosecutor's Office, the Military Prosecutor’s Office of Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic, Baku, Sumgait, Gazakh, Tartar, Karabakh, Fizuli, Lankaran and Zagatala Military Prosecutor's Offices operate in the system of prosecution bodies of the Republic of Azerbaijan are.

MILITARY PROSECUTORS OF THE REPUBLIC OF AZERBAIJAN

Aliyev Rovshan Adalat oghlu

1992-1993

Tahmazov Nizami Isa oghlu

1993-1994

Rzayev Ramiz Yagub oghlu

1995-2000

Aliyev Siyasat Idris oghlu (Deputy Military Prosecutor)

2000- April 2003

Mammadov Ilham Isa oghlu (Deputy Military Prosecutor)

April 2003 - February 2005

Valiyev Khanlar Rustam oghlu

since 2005