Population with a disabilityaccording to World Health Organization’s 15% estimate
Ratified the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
Article 12.4 states:
According to Article 56.2 of the Constitution of the Republic of Azerbaijan, persons recognized by a court decision as incapacitated, shall be deprived of active suffrage, i.e. the right to participate in elections as well as in referendums.
Article 16.6 states:
Municipal elections and elections of deputies to the Milli Majlis shall not be held on Election Day in the following: ships at sea, hospitals, sanatoriums, rest-homes, and oil platforms located in the Azerbaijani sector of the Caspian Sea.
Article 22.4 states:
Powers of an election commission member with decisive voting rights shall be immediately terminated in the following cases:…(5)… on the coming into force of a court decision recognizing the relevant election commission member as incapacitated or with limited capacity, or considering him/her as missing or dead…
Article 46.7 states:
Voters’ Lists for the precincts where voters are temporarily located (hospitals, sanatoriums, rest homes) and for ships sailing on election day, shall be approved at least 5 days prior to Election Day by the relevant Precinct Election Commission…
Article 73-1.3 states:
The compelling grounds for withdrawing candidacy of a registered candidate and for withdrawing candidates of political parties or a bloc of political parties, shall a court decision declaring the registered candidate incapacitated as a result of a serious illness, confirmed by the relevant medical examination body and specified in the Labor Code of the Republic of Azerbaijan, or an illness that affects his/her health or makes it impossible for him/her to participate in the election campaign.
Article 56 states:
Persons whose incapacity has been determined by the court shall not have the right to participate in the elections as well as in the referendum…”