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Report No. 256

(i) Azerbaijan

6.3.1 The State of Azerbaijan has been committed to providing political and financial support for the elimination of discrimination against registered Leprosy patients and their family members.97 To this end, the government of Azerbaijan has (1) started public awareness campaigns through the media and through publications to dispel the misconceptions surrounding Leprosy; and (2) established patient care institutions for the benefit of Persons affected by Leprosy.98

In recent years, the government has also recognised the right of those affected by Leprosy to access free-of-cost treatment, education and work opportunities and to receive State compensation.99 Persons affected who have undergone treatment and have been cured of Leprosy are also provided with a one-time financial package, as well as with a job and private dwelling by the local executive power to assist them in reintegrating themselves into society.100

97. Annual Report of The United Nations High Commissioner For Human Rights And Reports Of The Office Of The High Commissioner And The Secretary-General on the Elimination of Discrimination against Persons affected by Leprosy and their Family Members, UN Doc. No. A/HRC/10/62 (23 February, 2009), available at
<http://daccess-dds-ny.un.org/doc/UNDOC/GEN/G09/115/36/PDF/G0911536.pdf?OpenElement>, accessed on 25th January, 2015 ("Annual Report of the OHCHR").

98. Annual Report of the OHCHR (n 97).

99. Annual Report of the OHCHR (n 97).

100. Annual Report of the OHCHR (n 97).



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