Azerbaijani Ombudsman meets Director of Political Affairs Directorate of Council of Europe

  08 May 2019    Read: 1683
 Azerbaijani Ombudsman meets Director of Political Affairs Directorate of Council of Europe

Azerbaijani Ombudsman Elmira Suleymanova met with a delegation led by Mr.Alexander Gessel, Director of the Political Affairs Directorate of Council of Europe, AzVision.az reports citing the Ombudsman's press service.

The Ombudsman said that by being approved as a member of the Council of Europe (CoE) in 2001, Azerbaijan undertook several commitments as well. The fulfilment of these commitments is being realized not only for cooperation with the CoE, but also for the interests of our state, its democratization, securing human rights and the full restoration of European values ​​in the country. 

Suleymanova also spoke about the cooperation of Ombudsman office with other international organizations, including UN agencies, the European Union and the OSCE.

The sides mentioned the importance of the Presidential Order "On improving work in the penitentiary system, humanization of the punishment policy and expansion of alternative punishments and procedural enforcement measures not associated with isolation from society" signed on February 10, 2017, is crucial in terms of sustainability of human rights reforms. Besides, the Ombudsman talked about the Presidential Decree "On Deepening the Reforms in the Judicial-Legal System" and the Law on Mediation.

During the meeting, the sides also discussed the overall situation of the human rights in the country, the development of civil society, future cooperation with the Council of Europe and other issues of concern.

Alexander Gessel said that the Council of Europe is interested in cooperating with such a successful institution.


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