Vafa Rovshanova

Vafa is a Senior Project Officer at the Council of Europe Office in Azerbaijan. She is responsible for the implementation of joint project between the Council of Europe and European Union. The project aims to increase the role and capacity of the Academy of Justice of Azerbaijan and enhance the capacity of lawyers and judges to effectively apply the European Convention on Human Rights.

Prior to this, Vafa worked for the OSCE Office in Baku and American Bar Association Office in Azerbaijan, where she successfully managed a number of projects supporting justice, rule of law, democracy and good governance, strengthening institutional capacity and protection of human rights.

Vafa’s action plan aims to offer greater access to justice for vulnerable groups through the establishment of a range of tools and activities. These include consideration of an online legal platform, the provision of ‘legal clinics’ at universities, and awareness-building events for target groups.