The Permanent Representation of the Republic of Azerbaijan to the Council of Europe is the direct contact point between the Government of the Republic of Azerbaijan and the Council of Europe, which includes 47 member states covering approximately 820 million citizens and aimes at promoting human rights, democracy and the rule of law.
The Republic of Azerbaijan joined the organization as a full-fledged member in 2001 and the Permanent Representation has since been coordinating the cooperation on human rights, democracy and the rule of law issues in line with European standards.
During the elapsed period, Azerbaijan's legislation has improved considerably and great progress has been achieved in further ensuring rights and freedoms through the invaluable support of the Council of Europe. The Republic of Azerbaijan is currently a party to more than 60 international treaties adopted within the framework of the Council of Europe.
The Republic of Azerbaijan guided by the spirit of cooperation with other international organizations has been cooperating with the Council of Europe on the basis of mutual interest, respect and understanding. Azerbaijan has made an important contribution to the values and principles of the Council of Europe through its natural advantages. Contribution to multiculturalism and intercultural dialogue has enriched the terminology of the Council of Europe with the term "Baku process". Azerbaijan also chaired the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe from May to November 2014 prioritizing the fight against corruption, enhancing cultural diversity, ensuring social cohesion and access of youth to their rights.