Country Azerbaijan
Year 2011
Type of Measure Violence against women > Legislation
Form of Violence Child, early and forced marriage

Brief Description


Under Article 176-1 of the Criminal Code of Azerbaijan, forced marriage is punishable by up to two years’ imprisonment or a fine of AZN 2,000-3,000 ($2,500-$3,800) for forcing an adult woman into marriage. If a minor under the age of 18 is forced into marriage, the penalty rises to four years’ imprisonment or a fine from AZN 3,000 ($3,750) to AZN 4,000 ($5,000). It is also illegal to cohabit with a child under the age of 16, according to the Criminal and Civil Codes of Azerbaijan.