Why is the Formation of a Juvenile Justice System Significant in the Legislative System of Azerbaijan?

Vusala Azizli  MA, Baku State University, ARISC Fellow Tuesday, August 30, 2022, 7:30-8:00 PM Baku

Vusala Azizli 

MA, Baku State University, ARISC Fellow

Tuesday, August 30, 2022, 7:30-8:00 PM Baku time

Overview: Article 17 of the Constitution of the Republic of Azerbaijan declares that the family, as the main core of society, is under the protection of the state, and that the upbringing of children is controlled by the state. This research project notes that because a person tends to develop in different directions until he/she becomes an adult, and in the adolescence period of his/her development, a person can commit violations of the law such as vagrancy, begging, and alcohol use for various reasons. Engaging in theft and using drugs is considered against society and the law. However, some factors should be considered before the acts done by a minor can be considered as a violation of law. The core problem in the development of the juvenile justice system in Azerbaijan is that the cases of juvenile offenders are currently considered in ordinary courts. Due to many cases in the courts, judges hearing the cases of adults also take on cases of minors. This makes judges unable to devote more time to their work. The importance of juvenile justice is to reintegrate them into society, educate and reform them, and prevent crimes and other violations among them. This issue, that is, the issue of preventing minors from committing illegal acts, is a nationwide activity. In addition, in recent years, several preventive measures have been taken to prevent and eliminate criminality and other violations of the law among minors.

Speaker: Vusala Azizli graduated from the Academy of Public Administration under the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan with a bachelor’s degree in jurisprudence with a presidential scholarship and honors. She recently received her MA in administrative law, administrative process, economic and financial law from Baku State University. Vusala is working as a leading consultant in the “Legal, human resources and documentation” department of Seaside Boulevard Administration. She also participated in the mentoring program organized by the Human Rights Institute of the International Bar Association. 

This event is sponsored by the American Research Institute of the South Caucasus (ARISC). Lectures are free and open to the public. Learn more at www.arisc.org 

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