WB to review judicial project implementation in Azerbaijan

Business Materials 21 May 2015 17:27 (UTC +04:00)

Baku, Azerbaijan, May 21

By Anvar Mammadov - Trend:

A World Bank review mission headed by Amitabha Mukherjee, leading expert on public sector management, will arrive in Baku on May 21, the WB office in Baku told Trend May 21.

The purpose of the mission is to familiarize with the implementation of the 'Judicial Services and Smart Technologies Project' in the modernization of the judicial system of Azerbaijan.

The mission will stay in Baku until May 27.

The Azerbaijani government and WB signed a loan agreement on the Judicial Services and Smart Infrastructure Project (JSSIP) in October 2014.

The WB Board of Directors approved a loan in the amount of $100 million to finance this project in July 2014.

The share of the Azerbaijani government in the JSSIP project makes up $100 million. The project implementation will be scheduled until December 31, 2018.

The purpose of the project is to support the judicial infrastructure, develop the e-services, establish a more effective system of dispute resolution and business checks, increase transparency of the judicial system and improve the quality of legal aid rendered to the citizens, especially the specific layers of the population, such as internally displaced people and people in remote regions of Azerbaijan.

It is planned to construct a new judicial complex, use the e-justice system and other advanced information technologies, improve the skills of the judiciary bodies and judges, raise public awareness about the different areas of law and other activities as part of the project.
Azerbaijan has been a member of the World Bank since 1992.

During the period of cooperation the bank allocated more than $3 billion for Azerbaijan to implement 55 projects.

Edited by CN

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