Azerbaijan, Baku, Nov.30 / Trend, E.Mehdiyev /
The EU paid AZN 3.7 million to the Government of Azerbaijan within the scope of the EU funded Justice Reform Support Programme on Nov.25, 2011.
As the EU representation in Azerbaijan told Trend on Wednesday, this is the first tranche of an overall support of 15 million manat that the EU has pledged to transfer to Azerbaijan in support for reforms in the Justice sector.
This will include strengthening the Ministry of Justice's organisational capacity in the regions, developing a new Academy of Justice, and delivering further reforms to the penitentiary system.
"This reform programme is a milestone for EU-Azerbaijani relations, as it marks a significant step in our cooperation to strengthen rule of law and justice in the country," Charge d'Affaires Jerome Pons said.
The activities envisaged by the projects are in line with the objectives set out in the Azerbaijan State Programme of Justice Development for 2009 - 2013.