On November 17, 2012, the Azeri - Talysh Public Union (ATPU) applied to the Ministry of Justice of the Azerbaijan Republic for state registration.
The Ministry of Justice without explanation of any reason has rejected in state registration the said application of Azeri - Talysh Public Union.
As the founders of the Azeri - Talysh Public Union, we have been faced with the long lasting court proceedings in order to provide our right of association specified in the Constitution of Azerbaijan Republic, which is violated by the Ministry of Justice of Azerbaijan Republic.
Thus, neither the Administrative-Economic Court N1 of Baku, nor the Baku Appellate Court did not satisfy the claim of the Azeri - Talysh Public Union. Under this circumstances, we have been obliged to bring the cassation claim to the Supreme Court of Azerbaijan Republic.
As a result of the deprivation from the state registration, we consider impossible for the ATPU to operate effectively.
We, the founders of the Azeri - Talysh Public Union, hereby declare that, until the final judgment of the court under the legislation of the Azerbaijan Republic, all activities of all structures of the Azeri-Talysh Public Union, including the Board of Directors, the Organizational Department and Youth Organization are temporarily frozen.
Chairman of ATPU