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Committee of Lawyers on Human Rights prepared report on monitoring of courts in Azerbaijan

Society Materials 12 June 2006 16:16

The Committee of Lawyers on Human Rights prepared the report on the monitoring of courts held over the past years, Akif Alizade, the chairman of the committee, informed Trend.

Within the project, the group of lawyers, once a month within a year, paid visits to districts and in general, conducted monitoring in 50 district courts. The monitoring was completed on June 1, 2006.

During the monitoring, it was revealed that the majority of the district courts doesnt work in time. The work in court starts at 09:00 am, but the judges come to work at 10:00 am. In many of the district courts, the court process is conducted not at the court hall, but service cabinets

of courts.

There is one hall in Khanlar district court and there is no attributes of the court power. During the monitoring, it was clear that there was not meeting room in courts of districts of Davachi, Khanlar, Gakh, Okhuz, Siyazan and etc.

The primary problem in courts is the lack of judges. One judge considers 6-7 cases a month, as well as contributes to other judges.

The full report of monitoring of courts will be submitted to the Ministry of Justice of Azerbaijan Republic.

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