Located on the Caspian Sea on the edge of the Caucasus mountains, Azerbaijan is rich in oil and natural gas. The country gained independence from the Soviet Union in 1991, the early years of which were dominated by a war with Armenia over the sovereignty of the disputed territory of Nagorno-Karabakh. In some respects human rights standards have improved since the collapse of the Soviet Union, for example, the death penalty was abolished in 1998, but a number of serious violations of the rights of children continue, including the ill-treatment of children in the justice system and the persisting issues related to children displaced within the country.

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