- 17 October 2023 11:31
"The results of the plenary session of the Council of Bars and Law Societies of Europe (CCBE), held on May 13 in Dublin, Ireland, were marked by good news for the legal community of the country. Thus, as a result of 4 years of cooperation, the Bar Association of the Republic of Azerbaijan has been admitted as a member of the CCBE, an influential organization that unites more than 1 million lawyers".
According to the e-huquq.az, this statement was made by the first Deputy Chairman of the National Assembly of Azerbaijan, Chairman of the Legal Policies and State Structuring Committee of Milli Majlis, Ali Huseynli.
He said that, given that the main goal of the organization is to protect the rule of law, human rights and democratic values through the adoption of regulations governing the practice of lawyers, this event is a great achievement for the Bar Association, which is officially recognized as an independent trade union in Europe: “Sure, the path to this success is accompanied by consistent legal reforms in Azerbaijan, serious steps taken at the state level to improve the institution of advocacy and effective activities based on best practices. Over the past period, in cooperation with CCBE, the regulations governing the professional conduct of Azerbaijani lawyers have been harmonized with the CCBE's European Code of Ethics for Lawyers, and the progressive norms of the code have been incorporated into the regulations. In addition, the case law of the European Court of Human Rights, as well as training on deontology, have made an important contribution to improving the professional training of Azerbaijani lawyers".
According to Ali Huseynli, membership in the Council of Bars and Law Societies of Europe is extremely important for our lawyers so that they can benefit from modern experience through organizing joint projects with other European countries, improve their professional training and bring their activities in line with European standards.
While maintaining double standards, the election of the Azerbaijan Bar Association to the prestigious European organization CCBE by an overwhelming majority of votes is both a recognition of the current realities of our country and a high assessment of the activities of Azerbaijani legal institutions, where democracy and human rights have been developed in recent years".