Azerbaijan’s Constitutional Court leaves for advisement on the Constitutional annexes and amendments

Azerbaijan’s Constitutional Court leaves for advisement on the Constitutional annexes and amendments
# 24 December 2008 10:01 (UTC +04:00)
Judge of the Constitutional Court Fikrat Babayev made a report at the Plenum, APA reports. Speaking about the bill, the reporter said the Constitution of Azerbaijan Republic was adopted in 1995 and was amended in 2002 due to the political-economic development of Azerbaijan. Babayev emphasized the rapid development and democratic changes in the country in recent years and said all these made the Constitution necessary to be improved. The judge said the initiative for the Constitutional reforms was proposed and discussed at the parliament and noted the importance of the proposed amendments.

Another reporter Judge Eldar Mammadov said Azerbaijani people could defend its rights and interests in the referendum. The judge said proposed annexes and amendments covered 28 articles of the Constitution and 41 amendments were considered at all.

Chairman of the Parliament’s Legal Policy and State-Building Commission Ali Huseynov also addressed the Plenum. He said the Milli Majlis members made a proposal about the Constitutional annexes and amendments, which was discussed at the joint meeting of the Parliament’s two commissions and sent to the Constitutional Court according to the Article 153 of the Constitution. “It is not a restriction of human rights as some of our opponents claim, but it was a protection of human rights in a higher level”.

Huseynov said answered the questions of the chairman and judges of the Constitutional Court and then the court left for advisement.

On December 19, Milli Majlis passed decision to send the draft bill on the referendum about the “Annexes and amendments to the Constitution of Azerbaijan Republic”.
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