Country Azerbaijan
Year 2009
Type of Measure Violence against women > Constitutional provision
Form of Violence Violence against women and girls

Brief Description

Article 46 of the Constitution adopted in 1995, and amended in 2009, includes the following provisions: I. Everyone has the right to protect his or her honor and dignity.
II. The State shall protect personal dignity. Nothing can justify humiliation of personal dignity.
III. Nobody can be tortured or tormented, nobody shall suffer a treatment or punishment humiliating to human dignity. Nobody can be experimented upon-medically, scientifically or in any other way-without his or her consent.

Source of Information

Constitution of the Azerbaijan Republic 1995 (amended in 2009), UN Women Constitutional Database

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