Extract from the Constitution of the Republic of Azerbaijan

Article 17. Family and state

I. Family as a basic element of society is under special protection of the state.
II. Parents must take care of their children and their education. The state controls implementation of this responsibility.
III. Children who do not have parents or guardians and are deprived of parental care are under the protection of the State.
IV. It is prohibited to involve children in activities that may threaten their lives, health, or morality.
V. Children under the age of 15 may not be employed for work.
VI. The State supervises the implementation of children"s rights.