The Plenum of the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Azerbaijan, chaired by Farhad Abdullayev, held its regular session via the written procedure of special constitutional proceedings.
At the court session was examined the constitutional case based on the request submitted by the Court of Appeal of Ganja city on related interpretation of Article 74 of the Criminal Code of the Republic of Azerbaijan and Articles 39, 40 and 305.1 of the Criminal Procedure Code of the Republic of Azerbaijan.
Having heard the report of Judge M.Muradov, studied and discussed reports of representatives of interested parties – Chairman of the Criminal Board of Court of Appeal of Ganja city T. Mukhtarov and Head of the Administrative Legislation Sector of the Department of State Building, Administrative and Military Legislation of Milli Majlis K.Pashayeva, conclusions of specialists Chairman of the Criminal Board of Supreme Court H. Nasibov, Chairman of the Criminal Board of Court of Appeal of Baku city E. Rahimov and Chief of the Department of Legal Support and Human Rights of the Prosecutor General's Office A. Osmanova, opinion of experts Head of the Department of Criminal Procedure of the Faculty of Law of Baku State University, Doctor of Law, professor F.Abbasova and Head of the Department of Law of the National Aviation Academy, Doctor of Law A.Rustamzade, the Plenum of Constitutional Court of the Republic of Azerbaijan adopted decision.
The decision states that in accordance with the requirements of part I of Article 60, part II of Article 127, Articles 39, 40.2, 43.3, 299 and 305.1 of the Criminal Procedure Code of the Republic of Azerbaijan a prosecution may be terminated with the consent of the defense if the circumstances provided for in Article 74 of the Criminal Code of the Republic of Azerbaijan are established only during the trial.
The provision of Article 39.1.11 of the Criminal Procedure Code of the Republic of Azerbaijan “owing to force of the provisions of criminal law” provides for exemption from criminal liability on the basis of the force of the criminal law for time and place.
The decision comes into force from the date of its publication, is final, and may not be cancelled, changed or officially interpreted by any institution or official.