Azerbaijan - Human Rights Council - Domestic Violence - October 2017
Type: Intl Mechanism Submission
Issues: Accountability , Bias and Discrimination , Gender-Based Violence , International Advocacy , Women's Rights
Mechanism: Universal Periodic Review
Report Type: Stakeholder Report
In May 2018, The Advocates for Human Rights submitted a report to the Human Rights Council addressing violence against women in Azerbaijan during the country's Universal Periodic Review (UPR.) Domestic violence is an ongoing issue in the country, where 43% of women have experienced domestic violence. In 29% of the cases, the abuser was the victim's spouse. Domestic violence is largely a private matter in Azerbaijan, resulting in the normalization of abuse and underreporting of cases. In 2010, the government of Azerbaijan adopted the Law on Prevention of Domestic Violence, but has yet to effectively implement it, and has made further amendments to the law.