The new building of Sheki Court of Appeal
A blueprint of Sheki Court Complex has been prepared under the “Judicial Modernization Project” jointly funded by the Government of Azerbaijan and the World Bank, and implemented by the Ministry of Justice. The court complex will be housing Sheki Court on Grave Crimes, Sheki Administrative-Economical Court and Sheki District Court, as well as Sheki Court of Appeal. The construction of this court complex will begin in 2012.
Establishment of Sheki 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:
- first instance,
- appeal instance,
This system moved into a new stage with 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”.
Sheki Court of Appeal began to function from 16 July 2007.
Sheki Court of Appeal is a court of high instance comprised of a Presidium, civil board, administrative-economical board, criminal board and military board.
Boards of Sheki 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 Sheki Court of Appeal are as follows:
- Aghdash district;
- Agsu district;
- Balakan district;
- Goychay district;
- Ismailli district;
- Mingachevir city;
- Oghuz district;
- Gabala district;
- Gakh district;
- Sheki district;
- Ujar district;
- Yevlakh district;
- Zaqatala district;
- Zardab district;
- Sheki Court on Grave Crimes;
- Ganja Military Court (Cases on crimes committed in the territorial units included in the jurisdiction of Sheki Court of Appeal and other materials);
- Tartar Military Court (Cases on crimes committed in the territorial units included in the jurisdiction of Sheki Court of Appeal and other materials);
- Sheki Administrative-Economical Court.