President Emomali Rahmon has introduced staff changes to the country’s judicial system, the Tajik president’s official website reported on February 12.

By president’s decrees issued yesterday heads of the regional court in Sughd province and the Kulob city court as well as heads of military courts in the garrisons of Dushanbe and Khujand and heads and deputy heads of courts and judges in a number of cities and districts have been replaced.

On the same day, the head of state reportedly received the newly appointed heads and deputy heads of courts and judges for conversation.

During the meeting, Emomali Rahmon pointed to the necessity of raising the level of professionalism of judicial staff, extensive knowledge of national laws and international law, and education of young staff, according to the Tajik president’s official website.

A great attention was reportedly paid their language skills, and the president emphasized that knowledge of the state language at a high level and the same mastering of two foreign languages is one of the important duties of every civil servant.

He instructed to give a one-year deadline for the in-depth study of foreign languages to the employees of judicial bodies and all civil servants, and it was noted that in case of non-fulfillment of this requirement, necessary measures will be taken with regard to them.

In addition, strict instructions were given regarding the timely consideration of criminal cases, paying serious attention to people's complaints, observing legality and legal order, and ensuring the rule of law.