Hearing Held in Disbarred Lawyer’s Case

Summary: Hearing 3  At the hearing, plaintiff’s representative Khalid Bagirov filed a verbal motion to send an information request on whether or not other convicted practicing lawyers had been disbarred under Article 23 of the Law on Advocates and Advocate’s Activity. The judge denied the motion;  Khalid Bagirov filed a motion to interrogate the 11 members, who had allegedly participated in the meeting of the Bar, in court. Defendant’s representative Altay Muradov commented on the motion by saying that summoning and interrogation of a lawyer...

Second Hearing Held in Former Lawyer Alayif Hasanov’s Lawsuit Against Bar Association

Summary: Hearing 2  At the hearing, Bar Association’s representative Altay Muradov commented on plaintiff Alayif Hasanov’s motion requesting that Bar Association Presidium provide the court with the protocol of the meeting on terminating his lawyer activity, the meeting’s verbatim transcript, a copy of the decision and documents on other lawyers with criminal records. Muradov said that no separate decision had been drawn up on the termination of Alayif Hasanov’s lawyer activity and it had been recorded only in the meeting protocol. He presented an extract...

Another human rights lawyer disbarred

 The Presidium of the Bar Association has decided to disbar well-known lawyer Alaif Hasanov. Hasanov says that he was not invited to the discussion on this issue, and was not even informed that it was taking place. He therefore considers the decision unlawful.     He says that he learned about the Bar Association's decision through the organisation’s website, and that the leadership of the Bar Association has approved the decision. Hasanov said he had been told that he would not be able to continue the cases he has undertaken, and...
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