In 2013, the Institute for Democratic Initiatives (IDI) was established by a group of prominent lawyersand public figures in order to support democratic values, human rights, fair and transparent elections inAzerbaijan.

Currently, IDI does not have official registration, because despite repeated applicationsto the Justice Ministry for official registration, the organization was illegally denied to obtain registration.

The matter was therefore taken to the court. However, all domestic courts upheld the refusal of the
Ministry of Justice.

On April 06, 2015, IDI appealed to the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) toensure its rights. Recently, the communication is completed and IDI waits for the result.