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Age of Consent Legislation/Cases/References
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National

Consensual sex between same sex couples at age sixteen (16) is lawful.


Criminal Code of Azerbaijan (Unofficial translation)

Article 152. Sexual relations and other actions of sexual nature with the person who has not reached of age 16

The Sexual relations or other actions of sexual nature, committed by a person who has reached 18, with the person who is wittingly known as person who has not reached 16 - is punished by restriction of freedom for the term of up to three years or imprisonment on the same term [L1.1].

L1.1 Legislationline.org: Criminal Code of the Azerbaijan Republic (Accessed 29 JAN 13)
Homosexuality, Sodomy Legislation/Cases/References
See also: [AGE OF CONSENT]
1.

National

In May 2000, a new statute was passed legalising gay male sex. It came into effect in September. The new statute bans only forced sex [R1.1].

Lesbian sex was never banned.

Previously:

Male anal sex was prohibited by Criminal Code Article 113 [R1.1].

R1.1 ILGA: State-Sponsored Homophobia PDF 382.87kb, MAY 08
Melbourne Star Observer: Azerbaijan Legalises Gay Sex 14 JUL 00

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