Practice Relating to Rule 100. Fair Trial Guarantees
Section B. Trial by an independent, impartial and regularly constituted court
In 2007, in its third periodic report to the Human Rights Committee, Azerbaijan stated:
360. Under the provisions of article 25 of the Code of Criminal Procedure, judges and jurors are independent and subject only to the laws of the Republic of Azerbaijan.
361. Judges and jurors may not be associated with the findings of the authorities conducting criminal proceedings, issued during the preliminary investigation.
362. Judges and jurors reach decisions on criminal cases or other matters relating to criminal prosecutions, in accordance with their own inner convictions and knowledge of the law, which are based on a study of the evidence presented in court by the parties to the proceedings.
363. The courts of the Republic of Azerbaijan administer justice under conditions that preclude the exertion of any unlawful pressure on the independence and will of judges and jurors.