The delegation headed by the Chairman of the
Constitutional Court of the Republic of Azerbaijan Farhad Abdullayev, at the
invitation of the President of the Constitutional Court of the Republic of
Turkey, Zühtü Arslan, was on a working visit to Istanbul to
participate in the Congress of constitutional review bodies of the member
states of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation.
President of the Republic of Türkiye Mr. Recep Tayyip
Erdoğan made an opening speech at the congress held in Dolmabagcha Palace.
The first session of the event focused on the role of
higher courts in the protection of fundamental rights, and the second session
on various models of constitutional control in Islamic countries.
Speaking at the Congress, Chairman of the
Constitutional Court of the Republic of Azerbaijan Farhad Abdullayev spoke
about ensuring human rights and freedoms in our country through constitutional
justice, stressed the importance of judicial and legal cooperation between
During the Congress, the Statute prepared by the
Working Committee was adopted.
In the Istanbul Declaration adopted in conclusion, in
order to ensure the rule of law and protect human rights, an agreement was
reached on the creation of a new institution by exchanging experience and
information between the constitutional courts and calling it the
"Conference of Constitutional Jurisdictions of the Islamic World."
A meeting of the Conference of Constitutional
Jurisdictions of the Member States of the Organization of Turkic States
(TÜRK-AY) was also held.
Within the framework of the visit, bilateral meetings
were held with the Chairman of the Constitutional Court of the Republic of
Turkey, judges and the leadership of the Administrative Office, an exchange of
views was held on legal issues related to judicial practice and mutual judicial
and legal cooperation.
The events were also
attended by the Consul General of Azerbaijan in Istanbul Narmina Mustafayeva.