THE COURTS AND THE PARTIES TO CRIMINAL PROCEEDINGS
SECURITY OF THE RIGHTS AND LEGAL INTERESTS OF PARTIES TO CRIMINAL PROCEEDINGS
Article 123. The obligation to take government measures to protect victims, witnesses, accused persons and other participants in criminal proceedings
123.1. When the prosecuting authority detects circumstances in which the victim, witness, accused or other participant in criminal proceedings requires or may require protection from criminal activity, it shall take appropriate security measures, at the person’s request or on its own initiative, to ensure his protection by the state.
123.2. Security measures for the protection of those participating in criminal proceedings shall be carried out in accordance with the legislation of the Azerbaijan Republic.
123.3. Applications and requests by participants in criminal proceedings regarding measures for their security shall be examined by the prosecuting authority without delay and not later than 72 hours after receipt. The result of the examination of the application or request shall be made known to the applicant immediately, and a copy of the relevant decision sent to him by the prosecuting authority.
123.4. The applicant shall have the right to complain to a court within 5 (five) days of receiving a copy of the decision rejecting his application or request for security measures for his protection, or, if he does not receive a copy of the relevant decision of the prosecuting authority, to apply to the court with a view to security measures within 7 (seven) days of submitting his application or request.
123.5. If, after the rejection of his application or request for security measures for his protection, the person participating in criminal proceedings is threatened or attacked again, or if new circumstances arise which were not reflected in the application or request, he may again submit the application or request for the above-mentioned measures.
1. States Parties shall, in accordance with the provisions of this Part and under procedures of national law, comply with requests by the Court to provide the following assistance in relation to investigations or prosecutions:
(j) The protection of victims and witnesses and the preservation of evidence;