A public association is a voluntary, not-for-profit organization created by its members to engage in activities of their mutual interest. Azerbaijani law authorizes both individual and corporate membership in public associations. A member in a public association loses any ownership or other rights to property transferred to the public association, including their membership contributions. Members of a public association are not responsible for its obligations and the public association is likewise not responsible for the obligations of its members.
In the event of the liquidation of a public association, any property remaining after liquidation is allocated for the purposes specified in the charter. If this is not possible, such property is remitted to the state budget.