Azerbaijan: international conference on the role and independence of lawyers organized in Baku

On 15 and 16 November, the ICJ, jointly with the Council of Europe (CoE) and the Azerbaijan Bar Association (ABA), is holding an international conference in Baku on “the Role and Independence of Lawyers: comparative perspectives”.

The conference, which is the first such event on the role and independence of the legal profession organized in the country, aims to bring together perspectives on the governance and role of the legal profession from international experts and representatives of bar associations from a wide range of countries, including the Council of Europe countries, Central Asian as well as representatives of international organizations.

The interventions provide a comparative view on the conditions and requirements that lawyers should comply with while carrying out their professional duty of protection of human rights of their clients.

Participants of the Conference will address in particular the organization and governance of the legal profession, lawyers’ ethics and qualification of lawyers.


Temur Shakirov, Senior Legal Adviser, Europe and Central Asia Programme,

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Azerbaijan-Conference Independence Lawyers-News-Agenda-2018-ENG (Agenda of the Conference, in PDF)

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