Baku, Azerbaijan, Oct. 24
By Ilkin Izzet - Trend:
Most of court decisions are made in Azerbaijan taking into account the common law of the European Court of Human Rights and in compliance with the requirements of the Convention, head of the Azerbaijani Presidential Administration's Department for Work with Law Enforcement Agencies Fuad Alasgarov said.
He made the remarks at the opening of the international conference entitled "Role of national judges in the application of the European Convention on Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms" in Baku Oct. 24.
The conference was held as part of Azerbaijan's chairmanship in the CoE Committee of Ministers.
Alasgarov said that Azerbaijan respects the decisions of the European Court and takes all necessary measures to implement them in the country.
"Young people with modern thinking and knowledge of the common law of the European Court are appointed judges in Azerbaijan," he said. "They make up more than 60 percent of the judiciary."
Alasgarov said that while addressing the June session of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe in 2014, Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev determined the priorities of the country's chairmanship, including strengthening of the rule of law through cooperation in the fight against corruption, the consolidation of different societies, in terms of culture, based on mutual respect and understanding, enlightening youth in democracy and human rights.
The high-ranking official said Azerbaijan is engaged in fruitful activity in different areas to implement the provisions of the Convention.
Speaking of the measures implemented within that activity, Alasgarov named improvement of legislation, systematic trainings for judges and civil servants, modernization of the judicial system, enlightening the population, use of various social innovations.
"Of course, the courts, capable to make independent, objective and impartial assessment of civil, administrative and criminal cases, have a primary role in ensuring human rights and main fundamental freedoms," Alasgarov said.
He said that special work is carried out in the country to support the activity of an independent and efficient judicial system.
"Among our achievements are the creation of the judicial infrastructure meeting the modern requirements, new regional appeal and economic-administrative courts in the regions, the creation and improvement of the Judicial Council's activity, the Academy of Justice and other measures," he said.
edited by SI