7, 900 Complaints Submitted to Ombudswoman in Azerbaijan in 2007
Azerbaijan, Baku, 4 March / Trend corr. I.Alizadeh / In 2007, 7,900 complaints were submitted to Elmira Suleymanova, Ombudswoman, in Azerbaijan. Suleymanova told of the complaints during a Milli Majlis meeting (Azerbaijani parliament) dedicated to the results of 2007.
Suleymanova said that 4.4% of 95.6% complaints concerned violation of rights, 39.6% with violation of human rights, 60.4% - violation of economic and social rights, 47.6% of complaints were taken for consideration and 40.6% are approved. Some 1,148 complaints were connected with judicial departments, 318 - non-fulfillment of court decisions, 430 - local executive departments, 233 - municipalities, 356 - Prosecutor Offices, 725 - Police Departments and other State structures.
In total, 33,660 complaints have been submitted to Suleymanova since she took up the position.
The number of complaints connected with judicial rights and freedom decreased as a result of the appointment of the new first instance and appeal courts in the second half of 2007.
Some 277 complaints were submitted to the Ombudswoman as a result of mistakes made during the issue of social aid. The Ombudswoman submitted 199 requests to the Labor and Social Protection Ministry. As a result 33 appeals were approved.
There were problems during the issue of documents to foreigners temporary living in Azerbaijan.
The Ombudswoman's report was submitted for consideration.