Judges Should Declare their Income: Head of Azerbaijani Supreme Court
Azerbaijan, Baku 2 May / corr Trend K.Zarbaliyeva / The head of the Supreme Court of Azerbaijan believes that the judges should declare their income.
"This could reduce corruption in the court system," Ramiz Rzayev, the chairman of the Supreme Court of Azerbaijan, told journalists in Baku on 2 May.
The European Union Group for fighting against corruption recommended Azerbaijan establishes a system to present a declaration on the income of state employees.. The organization intends to estimate the situation with corruption in Azerbaijan in October 2008.
The head of the Supreme Court commented on the reports of international organizations, which accuse the legal system in Azerbaijan of corruption. "I have headed the Supreme Court of Azerbaijan for 3 years. I have requested that you present me with even one form of evidence, but it has been in vain. It is impossible to charge someone of corruption without any concrete evidence," Rzayev said.
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