The next meeting of the Judicial-Legal Council was held. The last year s activities and the forthcoming tasks on improvement of the judicial activity were discussed at the meeting. Chairman of the Judicial-Legal Council, Minister of Justice Fikrat Mammadov noted that, the development course of great leader Heydar Aliyev was successfully developed by President Ilham Aliyev last year, stability and comprehensive progress is ensured in Azerbaijan, the economic potential of our state has increased, as well as by climbing 32 spots at World Bank Doing Business 2019 report our state ranks in the 25th place and is among 10 most reformist countries.
It was noted that last year consistent measures were taken to improve judicial activity, increase the efficiency of justice and quality of work...
Progressive judicial-legal reforms under the leadership of President Ilham Aliyev are highly valued by influential international organizations, including the World Bank, and joint projects are being successfully implemented in this area. Within the framework of these projects, as well as the state budget, new and modern buildings and complexes for 16 courts have been built and put into operation.
The Head of State, who has unveiled many of them, highly appreciated these reforms carried out jointly with the Bank. Also, the World Bank has declared the winners of the nominations for innovations, considering it one of the most successful in projects in the field of justice...
Special attention is paid to the reception of citizens in regions by the Ministry of Justice in accordance with the instructions of the President of the country Mr. Ilham Aliyev on the provision of decent services to the people, care and sensitivity of citizens appeals.
On March 15, Justice Minister, Chairman of the Judicial-Legal Council Fikrat Mammadov received Khachmaz, Guba, Gusar and other residents of the Khachmaz Regional Justice Department, according to the schedule of the heads of central executive bodies.
Prior to the reception, the Minister and Head of Khachmaz District Executive Power Shamsaddin Khanbabayev visited the monument of great leader Heydar Aliyev, put flowers at the monument and expressed deep reverence for his dear memory. They also familiarized with cultural and historical monuments in the region.
Legal relations are of special significance in the Azerbaijani-Belarusian friendly and fruitful cooperation. Thus, important agreements on cooperation between the Ministries of Justice of the two countries are being successfully implemented, exchanges of delegations, joint events are being held. The Minister of Justice of Belarus visited Azerbaijan at the international conference dedicated to the 100 th anniversary of the Azerbaijani Justice, exchanged of useful ideas and experiences, in november last year.
As a continuation of cooperation, Minister of Justice of the Republic Fikrat Mammadov paid a visit to Minsk on the invitation of his Belarusian colleague to take part in an international conference devoted to the 100th anniversary of the Ministry of Justice of Belarus...
In our country, special attention is paid to the development of bilateral relations with Islam and the Arab world, Cooperation with the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is fruitful, including in legal field, large delegations of lawyers from this country visited Azerbaijan, they have shown interest in our judicial reform and positive experience, as well as during the visit of the Deputy Minister of Justice of the Kingdom to our country last year, the draft Memorandum of Understanding on cooperation between the two ministries was agreed.
With the political will of the Head of State Mr. Ilham Aliyev, by combating corruption severely in our republic great importance is attached to international cooperation in this area, and our country is actively involved in its work as one of the organizers of the International Association of Anti-Corruption Authorities (IAACA).
A series of meetings of the IAACA were held at the United Nations Headquarters in Vienna on January 21-24. Azerbaijan was represented by the delegation led by Minister of Justice of the Republic of Azerbaijan, Chairman of the Judicial-Legal Council, vice-president of the organization Fikrat Mammadov. The delegation includes Deputy Prosecutor General of the Republic, Head of the Anti-Corruption Department, Kamran Aliyev, as well as officials of the Ministry and Prosecutor General s Office.
Particular attention is paid to the training of judges within the framework of reforms to improve the efficiency of justice in our country, for this purpose, regular trainings on various topical issues, including legislative innovations, are organized. A series of trainings are being continued for thorough study and proper application of substantive changes made in the Civil Procedure Code with the law adopted on December 28, 2018 by legislative initiative of the Head of State Mr. Ilham Aliyev.
The next such training was held in Shirvan Regional Justice Department with the participation of judges of Shirvan and Ganja Appeal Courts and the courts of first instance that are in their jurisdiction through a videoconference.