Joint Working Group on Human Rights has resumed its activities in Azerbaijan initiated by President Ilham Aliyev and Secretary General of the Council of Europe Thorbjørn Jagland.
Founded in 2005, the group halted its activities in 2008.
The working group includes MPs, officials of the Presidential Administration, representatives of Azerbaijan-based international NGOs having a consultative status in UN agencies.
The working group held its first meeting on October 22.
Members of the working group, referring to the Memorandum signed in 2005, confirmed the intention of the Azerbaijani society to effectively address human rights issues through dialogue with civil society.