Extract from the Constitution of the Republic of Azerbaijan

Article 35. Right to work

I. Labor is the basis of personal and public prosperity.
II. Everyone has the right to choose independently, based on his/her abilities, kind of activity, profession, occupation and place of work.
III. Nobody might be forced to work.
IV. Labor agreements are concluded voluntarily. Nobody may be forced to conclude labor agreement.
V. Based on decisions of the law court there might be cases of forced labor, terms and conditions being specified by legislation; forced labor is permissible due to orders of authorized persons during the term of army service, state of emergency or martial law.
VI. Everyone has the right to work in safe and healthy conditions, to get remuneration for his/her work without any discrimination, not less than minimum wages rate established by the state.
VII. Unemployed persons have the right to receive social allowances from the state.
VIII. The state will do its best to liquidate unemployment.