Chairman of Tajikistan’s Supreme Court Retired
Thursday 16 April 2015
DUSHANBE (Avesta news Agency) – The chairman of Tajikistan’s Supreme Court Nusratullo Abdullozoda (نصرت الله عبدالزاده) was retired for age reasons, the Tajik presidential press service said Thursday. Shermuhammad Shohiyon, the head of the Central Commission for Elections and Referenda (CCER), was recommended for the post of head of the Supreme Court.
Mahmudjon Ashurov, the first deputy head of the Supreme Court, was also retired for age reasons and Abdulhofiz Ashurzoda, who had previously served as the first deputy chairman of the Dushanbe City Court, has been recommended to replace him.
Karim Karimzoda, judge at the Constitutional Court, was recommended for the position of the first deputy head of the Constitutional Court.
Marodbegim Shirinjon, Deputy Chairman of the Higher Economic Court, and four judges at the Higher Economic Court were retired for age reasons.
Zebuniso Abdulloyeva was recommended to the position of the first deputy head of the Higher Economic Court and six young judges with five years of experience were recommended to the positions of judges at the Higher Economic Court.
Nineteen employees of the Supreme Court, the Constitutional Court and the Higher Economic Court were retired for age reasons and 23 young specialists were recommended for positions of judges at those courts.
The Tajik constitution provides for an independent judiciary. The Supreme Court is the highest court. Other high courts include the Supreme Economic Court and the Constitutional Court, which decides questions of constitutionality. The president appoints the judges of these three courts, with the approval of the legislature. There is also a Military Court. The judges of all courts are appointed to 10-year terms.