Being founded in 2012, Nefes LGBT Azerbaijan has not been legally registered yet. Despite of the fact that, the request for legal registration has been sent to Department of Prime Notary of Ministry of Justice of Azerbaijan Republic, the registration has not been conducted yet.
While trying to clarify the reasons for the failed legal registration, the named body hasn’t stated any official explanation for this request. The same practice has also been experienced by several more human rights and democratic improvement organizations that serve in Azerbaijan. Thus, the reason for the failed registration is being considered to be certain bureaucratic obstructions.
This problem has been articulated several times in the meetings with the members of different embassies and leaders of international organizations.
Current unregistered situation of our organization is creating certain problems for us in conducting of our mission.
Thus, the required documents has been collected and sent to the named body for the next round of registration request. If the requested reaction is not to be made by the responsible body, Nəfəs LGBT Azerbaijan Alliance is going to sue the Department of Prime Notary of Ministry of Justice of Azerbaijan Republic. However, if the required notice will not be obtained from local judicial bodies in time, Nəfəs LGBT Azerbaijan Alliance is going to seek for its’ rights through Court of Justice of the European Union.