2015 July 08 ( Wednesday ) 11:58:57
On July 7 the new composition of the Public Committee under the Ministry of Justice of Azerbaijan (PC) was announced.
The PC includes 11 civil society activists: Ahmed Abbasbeyli (NGO Development of Relations between Society and Citizen), Saadat Bananyarli (Azerbaijan National Branch of International Society for Human Rights), Chinghiz Ganizade (Committee for Democracy and Human Rights), Nazir Guliyev (NGO Rights Advocacy - World of Law), Shahin Jamalov (Foundation Human Rights XXI Century - Azerbaijan), Rauf Zeyni (Azerbaijan National Forum of Non-governmental Organizations), Sahib Mammadov (League for Protection of Labor Rights), Alimammad Nuriyev (Constitution Research Foundation), Hajimurad Sadaddinov (human rights activist), Zaur Seyidzade (Public Charity Organization of Disabled People Zaur), Zaliha Tahirova (Human Rights Center of Azerbaijan).
On the same day, there was the first meeting of the new PC where its members were awarded new certificates for the next 2 years. Chinghiz Ganizade was again elected PC Coordinator.
The PC is based on the "Rules of the public participation in correcting convicted persons and public oversight over the activities of penal institutions" approved by order of the Minister of Justice on 25 April 2006.
In PC there are 11 members who are elected by the Electoral Commission. Rules have been defined to provide PC activities in prisons.
From 2014, the PC activities have been carried out also on the basis of the law "On public participation," according to Human Rights Center of Azerbaijan.