Azerbaijan Prosecutor’s Office receives International Association of Prosecutors Certificate of Merit

September 2018
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Azerbaijan Prosecutor’s Office receives International Association of Prosecutors Certificate of Merit. The Prosecutor’s Office of Azerbaijan received a special award, Certificate of Merit, of the International Association of Prosecutors at the 46th meeting held in Johannesburg, South Africa.


Azerbaijan’s anti-money laundering efforts are discussed

Azerbaijan’s anti-money laundering efforts are discussed. At the meeting between Financial Market Supervisory Authority (FIMSA) and Commerzbank AG, the head of Commerzbank AG’s delegation noted that compliance in Azerbaijan is in line with best practices, and spoke highly of FIMSA’s efforts to enforce conformity with AML/CFT requirements and streamline internal controls, while also underlining their bank’s willingness to further their relations with Azerbaijani banks.


Azerbaijan jointly organises an event in Geneva addressing corruption’s negative impact on human rights

September 2018
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Azerbaijan jointly organises an event in Geneva addressing corruption’s negative impact on human rights. Within the framework of the 39th session of the UN Human Rights Council, Azerbaijan and Ecuador jointly organised an event entitled "Negative impact of corruption on the use of human rights at all levels". The Permanent Representative of Azerbaijan to Geneva briefed the event participants about large-scale reforms implemented in Azerbaijan to prevent corruption and improve transparency.


Ministry of Taxes strengthens transparency by introducing modern digital technologies

September 2018
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Ministry of Taxes strengthens transparency by introducing modern digital technologies. The Digital Tax Administration Department has been established at the Ministry of Taxes of Azerbaijan to ensure transparency of tax authorities, create a favourable business climate, and strengthen the fight against corruption and other negative factors.


Application of AML/CFT standards in banking sector is discussed

September 2018
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Application of AML/CFT standards in banking sector is discussed. On 26 September 2018, the Compliance Expert Group of the Azerbaijan Banks Association held its regular meeting to discuss due diligence with regard to the newly issued ID cards, as well as application of AML/CFT legislation in banks.


Azerbaijan’s anti-corruption reforms discussed at 19th Plenary Meeting of the Anti-Corruption Network

July/August 2018
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Azerbaijan’s anti-corruption reforms discussed at 19th Plenary Meeting of the Anti-Corruption Network. The progress report of Azerbaijan on Fourth Round of Monitoring of the Istanbul Anti-Corruption Action Plan was presented by senior prosecutors of Azerbaijan’s Anti-Corruption Directorate and adopted by the international expert group. According to the experts, Azerbaijan achieved progress in its anti-corruption efforts in several sectors of public administration, specifically in service delivery, police and education.


State officials who don’t fight corruption will be dismissed

July/August 2018
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State officials who don’t fight corruption will be dismissed. On 8 July 2018, the Azerbaijani President highlighted the importance of fighting corruption and bribery more seriously at the meeting of the Cabinet of Ministers dedicated to 2018 mid-year results of socio-economic development.


Azerbaijan’s delegation attends informal meeting of justice and interior ministers on combatting corruption

July/August 2018
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Azerbaijan’s delegation attends informal meeting of justice and interior ministers on combatting corruption. In his remarks on 13 July 2018, the Minister of Justice Fikrat Mammadov emphasized the political will to combat corruption, pointing out the improvement of legislation in this field, as well as successful reforms carried out in the country’s judicial system, election of judges and “ASAN Service” activities.


President issues an order on the Financial Monitoring Service

July/August 2018
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President issues an order on the Financial Monitoring Service. On 18 July 2018, the President signed an order which approved the Charter and Structure of the recently established independent Financial Monitoring Service with 55 people on staff.


Azerbaijan’s Anti-Corruption Directorate announces results for first six months of 2018

July/August 2018
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Azerbaijan’s Anti-Corruption Directorate announces results for first six months of 2018. During the press-conference on 25 July 2018, it was noted that 115 criminal cases against 184 officials accused of corruption offences were sent to courts. Over the first six months of 2018, three officials were dismissed in Azerbaijan for corruption offenses.