UN and Azerbaijan Bar Association hold workshop for lawyers

Baku, April 18, AZERTAC

The Southern Caucasus Regional Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights and the Azerbaijani Bar Association (ABA) have co-organized a workshop on the theme “United Nations human rights system and defense mechanism in the field of justice administration: practical application and prospects".

More than 40 members of ABA, representatives of state, NGOs, including local and international organizations attended the event.

Chairman of the Bar Association of Azerbaijan Anar Baghirov highlighted the main purpose and importance of the event. He also drew the audience`s attention to the cooperation between the Bar Association and the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights.

In his remarks, senior advisor of the South Caucasus bureau of the Office of United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Vladimir Shkolnikov focused on the promotion and protection of human rights in the UN human rights system as well as on the activities of UN committees, special rapporteurs and working groups.

Other speakers at the event included Head of the Ombudsman Office of Azerbaijan Aydin Safikhanli and head of Citizens` Labor Rights Protection League Sahib Mammadov who made reports on cooperation with the United Nations on the protection of human rights and Azerbaijan's involvement in UN human rights mechanisms (ratification status).

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