Рћmbudsman Elmira Suleymanova held an event on 25 January dedicated to the 5-th anniversary of the Azerbaijan membership in the Council of Europe (CE). She stressed, addressing the meeting, one of the results of the independent Azerbaijan integration policy became joining the Council of Europe on 25 January 2006, Trend reports.
The ombudsman noted for today CE is recognized as the organization ensuring the human rights within the European space, functioning based on the democratic principles. It has been underlined, one of the organizations activity forms is developing of the international conventions. В"A lot of conventions are adopted for today within the CE framework on human rights, education, culture, healthcare and etc. Azerbaijan joined over 30 of them, Suleymanova noted.
According to her, the models of the successful cooperation of Azerbaijan and CE became passing the law on Ombudsman and the Election Code, approval of the European Social Charter and etc.
An international expert from the Raul Vallenberg Human Rights and Humanitarian Right Institute, Bill Chapman attended the event.