On July 10, 2019, the Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights Dunja Mijatovic met with the Chairman of the Supreme Court Ramiz Rzayev.
During the meeting, the Chairman of the Supreme Court gave the guest information on the judicial system of Azerbaijan, the structure and activities of the Supreme Court. The Chairman of the Supreme Court spoke about relationship with the European Court of Human Rights, with particular emphasis on expanding judicial and legal cooperation with EU member states. It was noted that shortly after our country became a full member of the Council of Europe, it joined many conventions, including the Convention on the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms. This issue is of particular relevance in the case of Azerbaijan's integration with Europe, and it is referenced to the European Court of Human Rights while considering cases in the Supreme Court.
During the meeting, which was held in the context of an effective exchange of views, useful discussions were held on human rights and the challenges facing the courts in this area.
The Chairman of the Supreme Court answered the questions of the Commissioner for Human Rights of the Council of Europe Dunja Mijatović and members of the delegation.
Permanent Representative of the Republic of Azerbaijan to the Council of Europe Fakhraddin Ismailov attended the meeting.
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