The new buildinf of Sumgayit Court of Appeal
A blueprint of Sumgayit 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 Sumgayit City Court and Sumgayit Administrative-Economical Court, as well as Sumgayit Court of Appeal.
Sumgayit 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”.
Sumgayit Court of Appeal which began to function on 16 July 2007 is a court of high instance on civil, administrative cases and cases of economical disputes, criminal cases, as well as cases of administrative offenses.
Sumgayit Court of Appeal is comprised of a Presidium, civil board, administrative-economical board, criminal board and military board.
Boards of Sumgayit 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 Sumgayit Court of Appeal are as follows:
- Absheron District Court;
- Guba District Court;
- Gubadli District Court;
- Gusar District Court;
- Gobustan District Court;
- Shabran District Court;
- Khachmaz District Court;
- Khizi District Court;
- Siyazan District Court;
- Sumqayit City Court;
- Shamakhi District Court;
- Shusha District Court;
- Zangilan District Court;
- Baku Court on Grave Crimes (Cases on crimes committed in the territorial units included in the jurisdiction of Sumgayit Court of Appeal and other materials);
- Baku Military Court (Cases on crimes committed in the territorial units included in the jurisdiction of Sumgayit Court of Appeal and other materials);
- Sumgayit Administrative-Economical Court.