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Work experience

Work experience

Jul 2005 - Present

Senior human rights officer / Baku, Azerbaijan

Office of the Commissioner for Human Rights of Azerbaijan (Ombudsman)

Drafted legal texts and documents, including reports, and training materials;

Conduct analyis of national legal acts, including legislation on Ombudsperson and national preventive mechanism (NPM) and provide written recommendations to harmonize them with international standards;

Conduct and review on a broad of national human rights strategies issues, including actions plans of various countries;

Provide recommendation for institutional capacity reforms  as well as improving the workout with documentation;

Translated and handling incoming and outgoing correspondences from and to UN various agencies;

Develop legal education materials for various groups of strata; 

Jun 2010 - Dec 2010

Legal intern/ Geneva,Switzerland

Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR)

Prepared admissibility and inadmissibility criteria of Russian and English petitions for HR Committee;

Screened and analyzed incoming Russian and English correspondences; processed requests for interim measures;

Summarized of Russian complaints ready for registration for the Special Rapporteur on pending cases;

Followed up to the HRC 's views on Russian cases;

Worked as an interpreter during Fact Finding Mission on Gaza flotilla (Mavi Marmara) investigation;  

Attended  meetings of UN or regional bodies related to human rights, justice, universal periodic review (UPR) and rule of law, including acting as help service in Global Migration Group Principles HRC meeting in 2010;

Summarized the minutes in meetings;

Made research on UPR of the Member states and typed out;

Worked on compilations for the HRC sessions;

 Prepared tables for UPR Working Group(WG) and UN agencies submissions for 2008-2010


Sep 2014 - Jan 2017

Master of Arts in Public and Municipal Administration

State Academy of Public Administration

This master course cover issues of analysis of roots of current challenges existed in the field of civil and municipal management; developing knowledge in the field of concern from national and international perspectives; by involving national and international experts on administrative matters the course participants have a chance to interactively discuss their concerns with them, sharing their views and relevant experience  

Oct 2009 - Jun 2011

Master of Laws (LL.M) of International Human Rights and Humanitarian Law

European University of Viadrina / Frankfurt (Oder)/ Germany

The Program covered of various aspects of human rights and humanitarian law, including not only important developments in civil and political, economic, social and cultural rights, but also in international politics, security, terrorism, armed conflict and peace-keeping. In addition, comprehensive curriculum gives attention to academic abilities including research and reporting and to practical skills especially through internships in international and national organisations.

Sep 2000 - Jun 2004

Bachelor of Arts (B.A) in Regional Studies (Russian Studies)

Baku Slavic University/ Baku, Azerbaijan

This bachelor degree focused on courses about international as well as regional relations, political system, diplomacy, administrative and legal system of the Russian Federation, along with its literature, culture and language.