Restrictions on election of prosecutor general lifted

Restrictions on election of prosecutor general lifted
# 29 September 2009 14:00 (UTC +04:00)
According to APA, amendments to the law on prosecutor’s office, service in the prosecution and labor pensions signed by President Ilham Aliyev on August 6, 2009 were already included in the parliament’s autumn session plan. According to the amendments proposed by the head of state the article “Same person can’t be elected for more than two terms to the posts of Prosecutor General, military prosecutor of the republic of Azerbaijan and prosecutor of Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic” was dropped from Part 2 of Article 16 of the law on prosecutor’s office.

The existent version of Article 16 is that: “Same person can’t be elected for more than two terms to the posts of Prosecutor General, military prosecutor of the republic of Azerbaijan and prosecutor of Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic”.

The proposed variant is: “to edit the second part of article 16 as follows:

-District and specialized prosecutors, cannot appointed to the same post more than twice.”

As seen, in the proposed variant the sentence “One and the same person can not be appointed Prosecutor General of Azerbaijan Republic, Military Prosecutor of Azerbaijan Republic, Prosecutor of Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic, Military Prosecutor of Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic” has been removed and this means the elimination of the restriction.

Member of the parliament’s committee on legal policy and statehood Gudrat Hasanguliyev also proposed in the spring session to eliminate the restriction imposed on the appointment of Prosecutor General, Military Prosecutor, Prosecutor and Military Prosecutor of Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic. The parliamentarian told APA that his proposal had been taken into consideration in the bill sent to the parliament with the president’s signature.
“The document sent by the president covers not only the restriction imposed on the appointment of prosecutor general, but also other issues. This document is more perfect,” he said.

Head of the parliament’s office Safa Mirzayev has recently told journalists that the parliament has not received a document on eliminating the restriction imposed on the appointment of prosecutor general.
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