THE NATIONAL EMBLEM OF THE REPUBLIC OF AZERBAIJAN
The government of the Democratic Republic of Azerbaijan declared a competition on the national emblem of Azerbaijan on January 30, 1920 and made a decision to approve the emblem model on May 28 of the same year. However, due to the collapse of the Azerbaijan Democratic Republic On April 28, 1920, the emblem was not approved.
The Supreme Assembly of the Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic discussed the issue connected with the national emblem and raised a petition in the Supreme Council of the Azerbaijan SSR on declaration of a new competition on the national emblem of Azerbaijan, on November 17, 1990.
The competition was declared by the decision of the Supreme Council of the Azerbaijan Republic on February 5, 1991. Tens of projects of the emblem were presented during the competition of 1991-1992 and it was also proposed to approve one of the projects created in 1919-1920.
By the Constitutional Law of the Supreme Council of the Azerbaijan Republic, approved on January 19, 1993, one of the emblem projects, created in 1919-1920 with certain alterations was confirmed as the national emblem of the Azerbaijan Republic.
The National Emblem of the Azerbaijan Republic symbolizes the independence of Azerbaijan. The national emblem is consists of the description of an oriental shield located on a semicircle formed branches of an oak-tree and ears. The shield contains the image of a flame in the center of an eight-point star against a background of the colors of the National flag of the Republic of Azerbaijan.
The salient description of the National emblem is attached to:
The residence and the private office of the President of the Azerbaijan Republic;
The building of the Parliament of the Azerbaijan Republic, its conference hall and the private office of the chair of the parliament;
All courts, buildings of military tribunals, halls of judicial assembly; private offices of the chairs of the Supreme Court and Constitutional Court of the Azerbaijan Republic;
Buildings of state bodies in cases provided by the legislation of the Azerbaijan Republic;
Buildings of diplomatic and trade representations and consulates of the Azerbaijan Republic.