American experts highly appreciate preparedness of new appointed judges in Azerbaijan
American experts highly appreciated the training level of new appointed judges in Azerbaijan, American judges Philip Pro and Helen Berrigan, who attended at the workshop for newly appointed judges, organized by the Judicial and Legal Council and the U.S. Embassy in Azerbaijan, told Trend .
"I think this is a result of serious and fair selection process. The selection of judges was very carefully, and we are now see the results of that. I see these judges have mind, faith and great ability," Chief Judge in Las Vegas Philip Pro said.
Discussions with newly appointed judges were important for us, Chief Judge of New Orleans Helen Berrigan said.
"At the four-day seminar titled Independence of judges and court administration hall (U.S. experience), implemented for new appointed judges, were lectures on the topic of reliable protection of human rights, judicial ethics and professionalism, management of court room, quick trial, but also discussion and exchange of views were held," the American judge said.
According to Pro, the judiciary plays an indispensable role in ensuring the rule of law in a democratic society, and every judge must carry out this mission, making impartial, fair decisions, not making distinctions between the parties, demonstrating the equal treatment.
"This does not mean that the judicial power is above other branches of government. Courts play an important role in enhancing public confidence in the democratic state power. From the standpoint of human rights, independent courts increase public confidence in the government," the American expert said.
Judicial staff has been increased by 50
percent to reduce the workload of judges.
As a result, multi-selection procedures, conducted among 1,800 candidates in 2007 for the post of judge had been appointed 55 people, 102 persons - in 2008.
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