Next session of the Legal Council was held April 14 under the chairmanship of Minister of Justice Fikret Mamedov, Trend reports with reference to Javid Huseynov, head of Legal Council Administration.
The session discussed the issues arising from the order President Ilham Aliyev signed January 19, 2006 on legal system modernization. Personnel issues and candidates to the position of chairman of the Supreme Court board have been discussed.
The decision was made to apply disciplinary punishments on 9 judges that had admitted some mistakes in their work.
The main attention at the session was paid to reception of documents for selection of new candidates to vacant positions of judge. It was decided that citizens over 30 eager to become judges might partake in the relevant examinations upon submitting necessary documents. In this respect some technical issues have been discussed.