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Azerbaijan. 2004 ‘Articles 9, 11-14.’ National Report of Azerbaijan on its Implementation of the United Nations Programme of Action to Prevent, Combat and Eradicate the Illicit Trade in Small Arms and Light Weapons in All Its Aspects (UNPoA), pp. 5-6. New York, NY: Permanent Mission of the Republic of Azerbaijan to the United Nations. 1 January

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Articles 9, 11-14

Official and civilian weapons and their ammunition are stored in accordance with the procedure established by law by:

- Enterprises manufacturing weapons and ammunition, on the basis of a special permit granted for the manufacture of official or civilian weapons;

- Enterprises involved in the sale of weapons and ammunition, on the basis of a permit to sell official and civilian weapons;

- State authorities and legal entities, on the basis of a certificate confirming their right to store and use an official weapon for its intended purpose;

- Nationals, on the basis of a permit to acquire a civilian weapon and a certificate confirming their right to store and use a firearm, hunting or sporting weapon for its intended purpose;

- Foreign nationals, on the basis of a permit to acquire a civilian weapon in the territory of the Republic of Azerbaijan (on condition that it is exported from Azerbaijan no later than five days following acquisition of the weapon), on the basis of an agreement to hunt in Azerbaijan from an appropriate legal entity of the Republic of Azerbaijan, in response to an invitation from the organizers of a sporting event or exhibition of weaponry to participate therein (using a weapon brought by the foreign nationals into the Republic of Azerbaijan).

The storage by officials of their official weapons must comply with the laws covering the issuance of such weapons, and with the documents specifically assigning the weapons to them

All the aforementioned entities must store their weapons and ammunition in conditions that ensure their protection and security and preclude their transfer to unauthorized persons. The transfer of a firearm and its ammunition to other persons without authorization from the Ministry of Internal Affairs is prohibited…

For the purposes of obtaining the permits provided for in these regulations, entities applying to the Ministry of Internal Affairs in accordance with established procedure must include in their application detailed information on the conditions in which the weapons and ammunition will be stored (security of the building, warehouse, premises, technical protection, presence of a guard, etc.) and on the person bearing direct responsibility for the storage of the weapons and ammunition.

The application must also include information on the individual with direct responsibility for storage of the weapon and ammunition as well as written details of the individuals who will be involved in guarding the weapons and ammunition (full name, date and place of birth, details of previous employment and behaviour, and a medical note attesting to their suitability for such work)…

The Commission [of experts established by the Ministry of Internal Affairs] verifies on the ground whether the buildings, warehouses or premises chosen by them for storing weapons and their ammunition satisfy the relevant requirements and, based on the outcome of the inspection, draws up the appropriate document. On the basis of this document, the Ministry of Internal Affairs decides whether to grant the relevant permits.

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