Newly-appointed judges swear in Azerbaijani Supreme Court (PHOTO)
Azerbaijan, Baku, Nov. 11 / Trend K. Zarbaliyeva /
The newly-appointed judges swore at an extraordinary plenary session of the Azerbaijani Supreme Court on Thursday.
The judges brought an oath that they would carry out activity in accordance with the Azerbaijani Constitution and laws.
Roughly 78 judges attended the oath-taking ceremony.
Azerbaijan determined the most progressive and transparent rules while choosing the candidates for judges to form the judiciary thanks to the judges with adequate training and high moral character.
The above-mentioned 78 candidates were elected judges after the one-year training process and training in the courts, as well as successful passing all examinations.
Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev considered the proposals of the Judicial-Legal Council on the candidates for judges and signed a decree to appoint these people judges in the courts of first instance October 26.
Addressing the meeting, chairman of the Supreme Court Ramiz Rzayev spoke about the reforms taking place in the judicial system of the country.
He said that the courts have much work in connection with economic and political development of Azerbaijan in recent years. It binds them to a further improvement of their activity.
The number of judges of the Supreme Court has been brought from 27 to 41 and judges of the Court of Appeal - from 63 to 135 people, Rzayev said.
He said that the appeal, administrative and economic courts and heinous crimes courts were created in the regions.
Roughly 235 people were appointed judges over the last few years on the basis of transparent choice.
The Plenum of the Supreme Court was held with the participation of Chairman of the Council, Minister of Justice Fikret Mammadov and Attorney-General Zakir Garalov.