PACE session to consider issue of judge from Azerbaijan to European court

  07 October 2016    Read: 2139
PACE session to consider issue of judge from Azerbaijan to European court
The delegation of the Azerbaijani parliament to PACE led by Samad Seyidov, the chairman of the parliamentary Committee on international and interparliamentary relations, will be on a visit to Strasbourg, France from October 9 to attend the assembly’s autumn session.
The parliament told that the delegation includes MPs Vusal Huseynov, Ganira Pashayeva, Rovshan Rzayev, Sahiba Gafarova, Rafael Huseynov, Elkhan Suleymanov, Sevinj Huseynova, Muslum Mammadov, Fazil Mustafa and Sabir Hajiyev.

The session will last 5 days and a number of issues will be considered. A current affairs debate has been requested on the situation in Turkey in the light of the attempted coup d`Etat. The reports on the PACE’s acitivities in the last six months, the activities of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) in 2015-2016 will be heard. Moreover, the latest parliamentary elections in Belarus and Jordan will be discussed.

The session will also consider the issue of a candidate for the post of judge to the ECHR from Azerbaijan during the selection of judges.

French President François Hollande, German Federal Minister for Foreign Affairs Frank-Walter Steinmeier, Turkish Foreign Affairs Minister Mevlüt Çavusoglu, and Estonian Foreign Minister Jürgen Ligi will address the PACE at its autumn plenary session. The Secretary General of the Council of Europe, Thorbjørn Jagland, will answer questions from parliamentarians. The agenda includes political consequences of the Ukraine conflict, co-operation with the International Criminal Court, the impact of European population dynamics on migration policies and others.

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