Conference on 20th year of constitution starts in Baku
вЂњDespite progress as compared to previous parliamentary elections, there were definite difficulties in the implementation of the Elections Code, as well as some items of the presidential decrees,вЂќ Ambassador Mauricio Pavesi, the Head of the Baku office of the OSCE, stated on Friday to an international conference dedicated to 10th year of the adoption of the Constitution of Azerbaijan.
вЂњIn this respect the authorities should work in the way to make the laws effective. In this respect the Constitution Court has important authorities for control over the authoritative bodies, including legal system, which for the time being does not meet the European standards. Without advanced legal system it is impossible to speak about vital democracy,вЂќ Pavesi underlined.
Johnnie Buquicchio, the Secretary of the Venice Commission of the Council of Europe, stated that being a basic monolith document, the same time the Constitution is a live document вЂ" open for changes and it regulates the mutual relationships between different branches of the authorities.
In his turn the head of the Department for work law-enforcement bodies at the PresidentвЂ™s Executive Office, Fuad Alasgarov, stated that the Constitution of Azerbaijan, updated in 2002, today has great legal, political and ideological potential for the democratic development of the country and prosperity of the people of Azerbaijan.
Attending the conference will be heads and representatives from the Constitution Courts of Russia, Georgia, Bulgaria, Germany, South Korea, Turkey, Norway, Poland, Czech, Slovakia, Estonia, Romania, Ukraine, Moldova, and Israel.