On July 4, 2023, the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Azerbaijan hosted an international conference on “The Development of Legislation through the Application of Constitutional Norms,” dedicated to the court’s 25th anniversary.
Heads and deputies of the Milli Mejlis of the Republic of Azerbaijan, head and employees of the Ministry of Justice, the Supreme Court, the Ministry of Internal Affairs, the Attorney General’s Office, Baku State University, the Commissioner for Human Rights (Ombudsman), as well as chief justice and justices, well-known academics, and representatives of the legal community attended the conference.
Delegations of the constitutional courts of Turkey, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Russia, Albania, Belarus, Bulgaria, Georgia, Kyrgyzstan, Indonesia, Hungary, Serbia, and Thailand also participated in this event.
Chairman of the Constitutional Court of Azerbaijan Farhad Abdullayev opened the conference by reading out a congratulatory message from the President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev, addressed to the participants, dedicated to the 25th anniversary of the Constitutional Court.
Chairman Farhad Abdullayev expressed gratitude on behalf of the entire staff of the Constitutional Court and the participants of the conference to the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan, His Excellency Ilham Aliyev, for the congratulatory message. He stressed that the head of state, Ilham Aliyev, as a guarantor of the independence of the judiciary, pays attention to the impartial, independent, and transparent activities of judges and the judiciary in general, as well as their material and social security.
At the conference, the following speakers delivered these presentations: President of the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Turkey Zühtu Arslan - “Individual Complaint: Recent Developments in Turkey;” Chairman of the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Serbia Snejana Markovic - “The Role of the Constitutional Court in Protecting the Basic Constitutional Principles;” Chairman of the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Kazakhstan Elvira Azimova - “The Effectiveness of Constitutional Supervision over Compliance with Obligations to Ensure the Rule of Law and Protect Human Rights;” Chairman of the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Albania Holta Zacay - “The Constitutional Court of Albania against the Backdrop of Judicial Reforms and Constitutional Changes - the Result Achieved;” Chairman of the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Bulgaria Pavlina Panova - “Balance between Tradition and Progress;” President of the Constitutional Court of the Kyrgyz Republic Emil Oskonbaev - “The Influence of the Judicial Activities of the Body of Constitutional Supervision on the Development of Legislation;” Chief Justice of the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Indonesia Anwar Usman - “The Role of Ensuring Human Rights and the Rule of Law as a Contribution to the Development of Legislation in Indonesia;” Chairman of the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Uzbekistan Mirza-Ulugbek Abdusalomov - “Constitutional Reform in Uzbekistan and a New Stage in the Development of Constitutional Supervision;” Judge of the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Belarus Alla Bodak - “Constitutional Supervision: Constitutionalization of Legislation;” Judge of the Constitutional Court of the Russian Federation Gadis Gadzhiev - “Participation of the Constitutional Court in the Formation of the Constitutional Foundations of the Legislation of the Russian Federation;” Head of the Department of Labor and Environmental Law of Baku State University Alysh Gasimov - “Legal Regulation of Labor Holidays: Existing Shortcomings and Their Elimination through the Interpretation of Constitutional Norms;” and Judge of the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Azerbaijan Rovshan Ismailov - “Interpretation of Laws in Accordance with the Constitution in the Practice of Constitutional Supervision Bodies.”