Azerbaijan Moves to Drastically Cut Number of Lawyers

President Ilham Aliyev (right) speaks to legal professionals at the Shaki Judicial Complex in November 2015. Azerbaijan’s parliament recently approved amendments that would effectively bar roughly 90 percent of the country’s lawyers from practicing law, but there is a chance Aliyev may veto the amendments. (Photo: Azerbaijani Presidential Press Service)

The Azerbaijani parliament has approved amendments to the country’s civil code that would effectively bar roughly 90 percent of the country’s legal professionals from practicing law.
 

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Mike Runey is a program officer for Eurasia at Civil Rights Defenders.

Azerbaijan Moves to Drastically Cut Number of Lawyers

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