LEGAL ASSISTANCE IN CRIMINAL MATTERS
Article 492. Refusal of requests for legal assistance
492.1. If the provision of legal assistance may conflict with the legislation of the Azerbaijan Republic or may be detrimental to the sovereignty and security of the Azerbaijan Republic, the provision of such assistance may be refused.
492.2. Any decision to refuse legal assistance shall be made by the head of the prosecuting authority of the Azerbaijan Republic to which the request is addressed or by a court of the Azerbaijan Republic. The requesting competent authority of the foreign state shall be informed of the refusal and of the reasons for it.
4. In accordance with article 72, a State Party may deny a request for assistance, in whole or in part, only if the request concerns the production of any documents or disclosure of evidence which relates to its national security.