Presidium

EXTRACT

from the Law of the Republic of Azerbaijan “on Courts and Judges”

 

Article 63. Composition and powers of the Presidium of the court of appeal

 

Presidium of the court of appeal shall consist of the President of the court, his/her deputy and presidents of the chambers.

Members of the Presidium of the court of appeal shall enjoy equal rights within their competence.

Presidium of the court of appeal shall be entitled to:

 

- form panels from the judges of the court of appeal;

- address motion regarding compliance of the legislation and other instruments with the Constitution and acts of the Republic of Azerbaijan to the Supreme Court to have it presented before the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Azerbaijan, in order provided by the legislation;

- hear information reported by the presidents of the Chambers of the court of appeal and presidents of the first instance courts within territorial jurisdiction of the relevant court of appeal on the subject of judicial practice of applying the legislation of the Republic of Azerbaijan;

- review summaries of judicial practice and analyses of judicial statistics on cases tried by the court of appeal;

- render systematical assistance to secure proper application of legislation by the first instance courts within territorial jurisdiction of the relevant court of appeal;

- exercise other powers vested in it by legislation of the Republic of Azerbaijan.

 

 

Article 64. Rules of procedure of the Presidium of the court of appeal 

 

Sessions of the Presidium of the court of appeal shall be held at least once in three months. President of the court of appeal shall chair the Sessions of the Presidium.

The representative of the prosecutor's office of the Republic of Azerbaijan and relevant executive body* and other persons may be invited to Sessions of the Presidium of the court of appeal.

Members of the Presidium shall be informed about the time and agenda of the Plenary Session no later than 10 days before the session. The drafts of the decisions and other materials shall be presented to them.

Session of the Presidium shall be considered effectual if there are at least three members of the Board are present.

Decisions of the Presidium shall be passed by majority of votes of those Board members participating in the open voting.

The person that chairs the Presidium of the court shall participate in voting along with other judges and cast the final vote.