PACE president appreciates fight against corruption in Azerbaijan
Baku, Azerbaijan, Sept. 23
The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) appreciates the work against corruption being done in Azerbaijan, PACE president Anne Brasseur, who is on a visit to Azerbaijan, said at a meeting with Azerbaijani Prosecutor General Zakir Garalov, according to the Prosecutor General's Office.
Garalov said that Azerbaijan attaches great importance to strengthening cooperation with PACE.
He provided detailed information about the legislative acts to improve the country's legal and judicial system, to create the regulatory framework of the Prosecutor's Office and to take the measures to combat corruption.
Garalov said that the examination and application of the common law of the European Court of Human Rights is a priority duty of the prosecution bodies.
He also said that the European Convention on Human Rights and the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights are being implemented. The National Plan of Action for the Protection of Human Rights in Azerbaijan is being executed.
While expressing satisfaction with the close cooperation and the development of relations between Azerbaijan and PACE, Brasseur appreciated the reforms in the judicial system, especially in the fight against corruption.