The government of the Azerbaijan Democratic Republic announced a competition for the state emblem of Azerbaijan on January 30, 1920 and decided that the sample of the emblem to be adopted would be adopted on May 28 of the same year. However, as a result of the collapse of the Azerbaijan Democratic Republic on April 28, 1920, the emblem was not adopted.
On November 17, 1990, the Supreme Assembly of the Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic, discussing the issue of the State Emblem, applied to the Supreme Soviet of the Azerbaijan SSR with a request to announce a new competition for the production of the State Emblem of Azerbaijan.
The competition was announced on February 5, 1991 by the decision of the Supreme Council of the Republic of Azerbaijan. During 1991-1992, dozens of projects of the State Emblem were submitted for the competition, and during the discussions, proposals were made to adopt one of the projects prepared in 1919-1920.
The Supreme Council of the Republic of Azerbaijan approved one of the projects of the State Emblem, prepared in 1919-1920 by the Constitutional Law adopted on January 19, 1993 as the State Emblem of the Azerbaijan Republic with some changes.
The state emblem of the Azerbaijan Republic is a symbol of the independence of the Azerbaijan state. The national emblem is an image of an oriental shield on an arc of oak branches and thorns. The shield depicts an octagonal star against the background of the colors of the state flag of the Republic of Azerbaijan, and in the center of the star is an image of a flame.
Embossed image of the state emblem:
To the residence and office of the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan;
The building of the Parliament of the Republic of Azerbaijan, the meeting room and the office of the Speaker of the Parliament;
In the buildings of all courts, military tribunals of the Republic of Azerbaijan, courtrooms, office premises of the chairmen of the Constitutional Court and the Supreme Court of the Republic of Azerbaijan;
In the buildings of state bodies in cases stipulated by the legislation of the Republic of Azerbaijan;
It pinned at the buildings of diplomatic and trade missions and consulates of the Republic of Azerbaijan.