Ganja Court of Appeal
A three-instance court system – courts of first instance, courts of appeal and cassation was created in Azerbaijan as a result of one of the initial outcomes of the judicial legal reforms implemented with the leadership and close involvement of the national leader of Azerbaijan Heydar Aliyev, and this system moved into a new stage by the Decree dated 19 January 2006 issued by Ilham Aliyev, the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan, on modernization of the judiciary in the Republic of Azerbaijan and the implementation of the Law of the Republic of Azerbaijan “on Making amendments to certain legislative acts of the Republic of Azerbaijan”.
Ganja Court of Appeal which began to function on 16 July 2007 is a court of high instance on civil cases, cases of economic disputes, criminal and administrative offenses and military courts.
Boards of Ganja Court of Appeal hear cases on the appeals and appeal protests made from the decisions taken by the courts of first instance assigned to their territorial jurisdiction as a court of appeal.
Courts of first instance included in the jurisdiction of Ganja Court of Appeal:
- Aghdam District Court;
- Aghstafa District Court;
- Barda District Court;
- Dashkasan District Court;
- Gadabay District Court;
- Ganja City Kapaz District Court;
- Ganja City Nizami District Court;
- Goranboy District Court;
- Goygol District Court;
- Khankendi City Court;
- Khojali District Court;
- Kalbajar District Court;
- Gazakh District Court;
- Naftalan City Court;
- Samukh District Court;
- Shamkir District Court;
- Tartar District Court;
- Tovuz District Court;
- Ganja Court on Grave Crimes;
- Ganja Military Court (Cases on crimes committed in the territorial units included in the jurisdiction of Ganja Court of Appeal and other materials);
- Tartar Military Court (Cases on crimes committed in the territorial units included in the jurisdiction of Ganja Court of Appeal and other materials);
- Ganja Administrative-Economical Court.