Mrs. Sona Salmanova

Deputy Chairman

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Was born on May 12, 1956 in Spitak district of the Republic of Armenia. In 1963 she entered the secondary school N29 of Ganja city and left it in 1973. In 1979 she graduated from the law faculty of Azerbaijan State University and in 1984 she graduated from the courses on improvement of judges in Moscow. In 1988 she had training at the Supreme Court of USSR.

From 1979 to 1980 she worked as a court secretary in Baku city court, in 1980 - July 1983 she was on position of the secretary of Plenum of the Supreme Court of Azerbaijan Republic and then - Head of Secretariat of Plenum and Presidium of the Supreme Court of Azerbaijan Republic. In 1983-1998 she worked on position of judge of the Supreme Court of Azerbaijan Republic. 

On July 14, 1998 she was appointed to the post of Judge of Constitutional Court of Azerbaijan Republic by the decision of Milli Majlis of Azerbaijan Republic.

By the Decree of the President of Azerbaijan Republic of 16 December 2005 she was appointed to the post of the Deputy Chairman of Constitutional Court of Azerbaijan Republic. 

By the Decree of the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan 17 August 2006 she was granted the honorary title “Honoured Lawyer” for her longstanding activity within the Judiciary of Azerbaijan Republic and exemplary execution of duties of judge.

On June 22, 2010 she was repeatedly appointed to the post of Judge of Constitutional Court of the Republic of Azerbaijan by the decision of Milli Majlis of the Republic of Azerbaijan.

By the Decree of the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan of 1 July 2010 she was appointed to the post of the Deputy Chairman of Constitutional Court of the Republic of Azerbaijan.

By Decree of the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan of May 27, 2019 she was awarded with the jubilee medal “100th anniversary of the Azerbaijan Democratic Republic (1918-2018)”.

Doctor of philosophy in Law.

Married, has two children.