Baku, Azerbaijan, Nov. 13
By Anvar Mammadov – Trend:
It is necessary to increase the number of judges in Azerbaijan, Gudrat Hasanguliyev, the country’s MP, said.
He was speaking Nov. 13 at a joint meeting of five parliamentary committees within discussion of Azerbaijan’s draft state budget for 2018 and the next three years.
He said that the number of judges in Azerbaijan should be doubled, and this measure can be financed at the expense of funds allocated for other spheres.
“Today, the staff of judges in Azerbaijan totals 555 seats, 49 of which are currently vacant,” said Hasanguliyev. “The number of judges per 1,000 capita in Azerbaijan is significantly lower than in European countries.”