The Civil Code of the Azerbaijan Republic
(Approved by the Law of the Azerbaijan Republic № 779-IG of December 28, 1999)
(Brought into effect from May 26, 2000 according to the Law of the Azerbaijan Republic
№ 886-IG of 1 September, 2000)
General Section one. Introduction
Chapter 1. Legislation in the Area of Civil Law
Article 1. Purpose and Goals of the Civil Code of the Republic of Azerbaijan
1.1. The purpose of this Code is to secure the freedom of civil relationships based upon the equality of the parties without prejudice to affecting the rights of other persons.
1.2. The goals of this Code are to:
regulate the property and personal non-property relationships of the subjects of civil law legislation;
protect the rights and lawful interests of the subjects of civil law legislation; protect the honor, dignity, business reputation, private and family life, personal security of natural persons;
secure civil relationships; support entrepreneurial activity; establish conditions for the development of a free market economy.
Article 2. Civil Law of the Republic of Azerbaijan
2.1. The civil law of the Republic of Azerbaijan is based upon the Constitution of the Republic of Azerbaijan and consists of this Code, other laws and the legal acts adopted on the basis of such laws and containing the norms of civil law.
2.2. Civil law legislation determines the legal status of the subjects of civil legal relationships, the basis for establishment and the manner of exercising rights of ownership and other property rights, and regulates contractual and other obligatory relationships as well as other the property and related personal non-property rights related to them.