Posted: 24.01.2024 15:45:00

Petrishenko: conditions for EAEU Court’s work created in Belarus, and their improvement will continue

The country has created all the necessary conditions for the work of the Court of the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU), and their improvement will continue – as stated by Belarus’ Deputy Prime Minister Igor Petrishenko during a swearing-in ceremony of the EAEU Court judges

“We have created and will continue to create all the necessary conditions so that all aspects of the judicial oath are fully implemented in practice. The conditions created in the country enable judges to perform all tasks and functions properly, impartially and fairly. I’d like to congratulate you on an exciting moment in your life, not only from our country, but also from the EEC Council,” he noted.

In accordance with the decision of the Supreme Eurasian Economic Council (dated December 25th, 2023), from January 1st, Erna Hayriyan and Araik Tunyan from Armenia, Dmitry Aleksandrov and Andrei Zabara from Belarus, Askar Kishkembaev and Yerbol Ismailov from Kazakhstan, Marat Kaiypov from Kyrgyzstan, Aleksei Dronov and Natalya Pavlova from Russia were appointed to the positions of the EAEU Court judges. Aleksei Dronov was elected Chair of the EAEU Court at its plenary session, held on January 8th, by secret ballot, and judge from Kyrgyzstan Aizhamal Azhibraimova was elected Deputy Chair.

During his speech, Igor Petrishenko also noted that the composition of the judges was almost completely updated, “Each state has sent the most deserving specialists in the field of not only relevant international legal aspects related to Eurasian integration, but absolutely experienced, trained people who have reached heights in their national judicial system. The functioning of this body is very important for us so that we fully continue to improve the regulatory framework, the corresponding Eurasian law, which we have formed and are further adjusting in terms of adaptation to current events related to the development of integration in our countries, the development of the EAEU and full implementation of the strategy until 2025.”

He also underlined that the court’s opinion on the interpretation of regulatory requirements is very important for the EEC Council, as well as other bodies. Thus, the international legal aspects of the documents adopted by states within the EAEU are strictly observed, thus contributing to the further promotion of integration for the benefit of improving the well-being of citizens.

In turn, Aleksei Dronov noted that the oath taken is not just a duty and a formality, “This is what permeates our conscience, souls, and consciousness of professional lawyers. This is a demonstration of our readiness to serve the interests of the EAEU and strengthening Eurasian integration. I’m confident that the activities of the court will be fruitful, effective and will be aimed at the broad development of integration, strengthening the body of international justice, for the benefit of the EAEU, as well as at protecting the rights and legitimate interests of individuals and legal entities.”