Baku hosts Forum of European Law Students Association (PHOTO)
Azerbaijan, Baku, April 27 / Trend M.Aliyev /
The Forum of the European Law Students' Association (ELSA) has opened in Baku on Friday.
To ensure long-term development, Azerbaijan continues reforms in all spheres, Department on Work with Law Enforcement Agencies head at the Azerbaijani Presidential Administration Fuad Alasgarov said on Friday.
"Work carried out in the legal field is an integral part of development strategy. Development of society, new economic relations, ensuring rights and freedoms of citizens make reforms in the prosecutor's office, justice and the police necessary," Alasgarov said.
He said reforms in the country are aimed at improving the standards, legal mechanisms and practices, increasing transparency in government activities.
Now more than 30 percent of Azerbaijan's population is young people, Deputy Minister of Youth and Sports Intigam Babayev said at the event. One of the main directions of youth policy carried out by Azerbaijan is a mandatory provision of opportunities to young. Babaev also spoke
about the important role of youth in public life. He said ELSA is an excellent platform for the cooperation of young people from different countries.
President of the Confederation of Lawyers of Azerbaijan, MP Ali Huseynli said that a four-day Forum of law students brings together about 50 young people from different European countries, and in total - about 100 lawyers.
The main purpose of the event is to familiarize the Azerbaijani law students with legal system of education in Europe, support the integration to these standards of education.
ELSA President Niousha Nademi noted that holding such events in Azerbaijan will create good conditions for the development and application of European experience in this field. He noted that ELSA is the largest independent, non-political and non-profit organization of law students. Nademi saidELSA brings together more than 30,000 law students from 210 universities in 42 countries.