Venice Commission to hold workshop on electoral disputes in Baku

Venice Commission to hold workshop on electoral disputes in Baku

Azerbaijan, Baku, September 23 / Trend /

The workshop on electoral complaints and appeals is organised for judges and lawyers in Baku on Friday and Saturday in the framework of the Action Plan on holding the elections in Azerbaijan.

The secretary of the commission will meet with the representatives of authorities of Azerbaijan for the discussion of issues relevant to the forthcoming parliamentary elections and future cooperation with Azerbaijan, the organization said.

Press briefings can be organised during the visit.

The delegation of the commission will include Messrs T. Markert, Secretary of the Commission, E. Tanchev, Bulgarian member of the Commission, H. Hajiev, Judge at the European Coutr of Human Rights, S. Kalchenko, Commission's expert in electoral matters, and S. Kouznetsov, legal officer at the Elections and referendums division.

This is the second activity of the commission on this topic. On July 2010 a training seminar was organised for the members of electoral commissions, notably for representatives of the working groups on complaints and appeals.

Parliamentary elections are scheduled for Nov. 7. According to a list provided by the Azerbaijani Central Election Commission, the number of voters, constantly living in the country, is 4,829 people.

Previous legislative elections were held in November 2005. Parliamentary elections in Azerbaijan are held by the majority system in 125 electoral constituencies.

The European Commission for Democracy through Law is known as the Venice Commission where it is conducted. It is an internationally recognized independent forum for the exchange of ideas in the legal field. The commission's recommendations serve as a model of democratic standards in Europe for the international community.

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