The delegation led by the President of the Supreme Court of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ramiz Rzayev paid an official visit to Bled, Slovenia to participate in the 11th Conference of the Chief Justices of Central and Eastern Europe, jointly organized by the Supreme Court of the Republic of Slovenia and the CEELI Institute from 17 to 20 October 2021.
The main purpose of the conference was to exchange views on topics of common interest for the court presidents, to share experiences in resolving existing problems facing the courts.
After the grand opening ceremony of the conference, speeches were made on the role of judges and the judiciary, judicial independence, efficiency, accessibility of justice and post COVID-19 measures.
The President of the Supreme Court of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ramiz Rzayev spoke at the conference on the topic of “Access to justice”.
The President of the Supreme Court informed the conference participants about the recent implementation of the fundamental reforms in the judicial system in our country. These reforms, which cover a number of issues related to the activities of the Court of Cassation, should be considered as a qualitatively new stage in the development of justice in our country. According to the new reforms, the court of cassation in our country starting from October of this year considers cases only in written proceedings save for exceptional cases. With the application of this rule, there will be no more need to hold formal court hearings. The Supreme Court will be able to organize its work more efficiently and function better as a court of law. The President of the Supreme Court emphasized that as a result of the recent reforms the use of the electronic court (e-Court) information system in our country has been further expanded.
President of the Supreme Court spoke about the implementation of a number of tasks to make the cassation court more efficient in our country. The priority areas are the responsibilities that include creating and ensuring the uniformity of case law, practical work to ensure the independence of the judiciary and judges, the effective management of the judiciary to improve the quality of the administration of justice, organization of continuous training and education on issues related to law and justice and effective cooperation with the public to improve the confidence and trust in the administration of justice.
During the visit, the President of the Supreme Court held bilateral meetings and exchanged views on issues of mutual interest.
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