Azerbaijan, UN discuss judicial and legal reforms in country in New York
Azerbaijan, Baku, July 1 / Trend I. Izzet /
On Monday, the UN headquarters in New York hosted a meeting of the Minister of Justice of Azerbaijan, President of the Judicial Council Fikret Mammadov, who is visiting the United States, with the UN Deputy Secretary General for Legal Affairs Patricia O'Brien.
The minister stressed the successful development of cooperation between Azerbaijan and the United Nations in various fields, including legal, described the progress and reforms in the judicial system, achieved in recent years under the leadership of President Ilham Aliyev.
Mammadov also noted the work to ensure the independence of the judiciary, the construction of modern court buildings with the use of leading ICT, the increase in the number of judges, the training of judges and judicial candidates within the country and abroad with the participation of international experts and judges. He spoke about the fight against corruption, including the activity of the ASAN service.
In turn, O'Brien, noting the high level of cooperation between Azerbaijan and the United Nations, praised the judicial and legal reforms in the country and commended the progress made. She stressed the importance of ongoing measures to modernize the judicial system and its infrastructure to simplify the process of appeals to the courts by the citizens.
The sides expressed confidence that mutual activity will successfully continue in the future.
The meeting was attended by Azerbaijan's permanent representative to the UN, Ambassador Agshin Mehdiyev.