Azerbaijan, officially known as the Republic of Azerbaijan, is the largest country in the Caucasus region located at the crossroads of Western Asia and Eastern Europe. Its capital is Baku.
Azerbaijan is a unitary, dominant party state, member of the Commonwealth of Independent States since 1993, member of the United Nations since 1992, member of the Council of Europe since 2001 and also of other international organisations.
As reported by the CIVICUS Monitor Platform in 2018, civic space in Azerbaijan – defined in terms of respecting the fundamental rights of association, peaceful assembly and expression – is regarded as ‘Closed’. More details can be found at: https://monitor.civicus.org/country/azerbaijan/ .