On March 2, 2010 the conference devoted to discussion of results of the activity of the Supreme Court for 2009 year took place in the Supreme Court of the Azerbaijan Republic for representatives of the press and mass media.
The chairman of the Supreme Court of the Azerbaijan Republic Mr. Ramiz Rzayev said that the purpose of annual conference is to create a conception and to inform society on annual activity of the Supreme Court of the Azerbaijan Republic.
By the decree of the President of the Azerbaijan Republic Mr. Ilham Aliyev a new department on the information technology was set up and the material base was strengthened in the Supreme Court. Quality of the cases tried in the Supreme Court was improved. The level of judicial protection of the civil rights in comparison with previous years raised in 2009.
Chairman of the Supreme Court of the Azerbaijan Republic noted that on May, 12 of last year the office building of the Supreme Court which corresponded to its high status had been put in commission. In comparison with the appropriate period of 2008, the number of the tried cases and applications which were received to the Board on Civil Cases and to the Board on Economic Disputes of the Supreme Court, increased in 2009. In the Board on Civil cases was observed an increase by 14, 6 %, and in the Board on Economic Disputes by 28, 9 %. In the Board on Criminal cases was observed the reduction by 7, 7 %, and in the Board on Cases of Military Courts by 13, 1 %. In general, the number of cases received to the Supreme Court, increased by 10, 8 %.
In 2008 there were tried 4.388 cases and in 2009 4.862 cases in the Supreme Court. It is more on 474 (10, 8 %) cases than were observed in 2008.
In 2008 6 sessions and in 2009 4 sessions of Plenum took place in the Supreme Court.
In 2009 was raised the attention to the consideration of the applications, complaints, and other references and to a correct and well-grounded answer to them at legal level.
There was also observed a decrease of number of references received to the Supreme Court. If the number of references received to the Supreme Court in 2008 was 22.320, in 2009 the number of references was 21. 162. It is less than references of 2008 on 1.158 (5, 1 %). The number of references concerning the additional cassation decreased on 4, 9 %.
It was noted on the press-conference that all changes had occurred due to the correct application of justice by inferior courts in comparison with previous years.
Chairman of the Supreme Court of the Azerbaijan Republic answered questions which interested representatives of the press and mass media at the press-conference.
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