Azerbaijani ombudsman proposes to monitor courts
Azerbaijan, Baku, March 1 / Trend K.Zarbaliyeva /
Last year, 1179 complaints sent to the Commissioner for Human Rights (Ombudsman), were associated with the activities of courts, report of Ombudsman Elmira Suleymanova in 2011 on ensuring the rights and freedoms of citizens said on Thursday.
Of the complaints two were related to the activities of the Constitutional Court, 109 - the Supreme Court and 191 - with the activities of the appellate courts, the report said.
In connection with the activities of courts of first instance the Ombudsman received 877 complaints.
The complaints were about non-informing trial participants of the time and place of the meeting, a rough treatment of the citizens, non provision or untimely provision to the parties of copies of court judgments, late sending of appeals, the facts of red tape, delays in the sending of court decisions for execution, lack of control over the execution of court decisions, the Ombudsman's report says.
It notes that for gross violation of the law in accordance with the presentation of the Judicial Council by the order of the President of Azerbaijan, the activity of the two judges was prematurely terminated, working place of one judge has been changed as a disciplinary measure, the three judges were reprimanded, and two judges were reproved.
In order to study the situation with ensuring the rights of citizens in the courts the Ombudsman proposes to conduct monitoring in courts with the Judicial Council and the Ministry of Justice, as well as involve society.
During this period due to the non execution of court decisions the apparatus of the Ombudsman received 634 complaints, including 231 complaints related to alimony.
Complaints have been associated with failure or delay in the execution of court decisions, cases of red tape, violation by the bailiffs of ethics.
Annual Report of the Ombudsman will be heard at a meeting of the Azerbaijan Parliament on March 6.