Legal entities may be brought to criminal liability in Azerbaijan
Azerbaijan, Baku, Feb. 15 / Trend M. Aliyev /
The bill on "Legal entities' bringing to the criminal liability" has been submitted to the Azerbaijani Parliament, head of department on work with law-enforcement agencies of the Azerbaijani Presidential Administration Fuad Alasgarov said at the conference "Fight against corruption in Azerbaijan: achievements and prospects" today.
The conference is held at the Training Centre of the Taxes Ministry in Shamakhi region.
He said that the bill is based on several international conventions.
"This law was adopted by all European countries," he said. "Some post-Soviet countries prepare to adopt it. In particular, the Baltic countries, Moldova, Georgia, Kazakhstan and Russia work on it."
The discussions on the bill will continue, because there are problems from a theoretical point of view, he added.
The operations are made to prepare the national action plan to enhance transparency, information openness of state bodies, to ensure public participation within the National Anti-Corruption Strategy, he added.
He said that extensive public debate is planned to be conducted to improve the bill in the near future.
"We hope that the International Anti-Corruption Academy will help us to develop and implement this bill," he said.
One of the main areas of the International Anti-Corruption Academy's activity is to support the implementation of the UN Convention against Corruption, he said. Azerbaijan is one of the first countries that have joined the Convention, and makes all the necessary reforms in this direction.
"The cooperation with the International Anti-Corruption Academy can contribute to the effectiveness of measures implemented in this area," he said.
He said Azerbaijan is a country with a dynamically developing economy. The purposeful and decisive fight against corruption is one of the factors stipulating the development of the country.