Nomination of Azerbaijanis for Post of Judge in European Court to be Considered in Paris

Politics Materials 28 February 2008 14:14 (UTC +04:00)

Azerbaijan, Baku, 28 February / corr. Trend A. Maharramli/ The nomination of Azerbaijani judges for the post of judge in the European Court on Human Rights will be considered at the meeting of the Sub-Committee of the Court on the election of judges to be held on 6-7 March. Andrey Drzemjeviski, the secretary of the Human Rights and Juridical Affairs Committee of the Parliament Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) said to Trend .

According to Drzemjeviski, the list sent by the Azerbaijani government had already been presented to the PACE chairman and Committee of Ministers of the organization. The candidates have already been invited to the sub-committee meeting for the interview to be held during the second half of the day on 7 March. The secretary of the Committee also said that the results and proposals of the Committee will be submitted to the PACE Bureau, however, he did not divulge whether this issue will be discussed during the Bureau meeting to be held on 13 March in Paris or at the first day of the PACE spring session.

"It is possible that the Sub-Committee will hold an interview with the candidates nominated from the other countries and the relevant report will be presented to the Bureau on 14 April. In this case, the judges will be elected on 15-16 April," he said.

Three candidates from Azerbaijan have been nominated for the judge posts in the European Court on Human Rights. The candidates include Khanlar Hajiyev, who is the current judge of Azerbaijan in the European Court, Rovshan Ismayilov, and Saadat Yusifova, the employee of the Presidential Administration Department for the Work with Law Enforcement Agencies.

Prior to the winter session, the Bureau of PACE, taking into account the proposals of the Sub-Committee on Election of Judges, has twice sent back the list of candidates from Azerbaijan for the post of judge in the European Court.