Doctor of Juridical Science, Professor Javanshir Suleymanov

Javanshir  Suleymanov was born on October 28, 1950 in Tbilisi. In 1957-1967, he studied at secondary school in Tbilisi, in 1968 – 1974, he studied at the Law Faculty of Azerbaijan State University. In 1974-2005, he worked in various positions in the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Republic of Azerbaijan. In 1987 he defended his Ph.D. dissertation at the Academy of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the USSR in the field of Criminal procedure, criminology, forensic examination, and in 1997 he defended his Doctoral dissertation at T. Shevchenko National University of Kyiv. The Higher Attestation Commission of Ukraine awarded the diploma of Doctor of Law. Since 1989 he has been a member of a number of international organizations. For merits in the development of criminalistics, he was awarded by medal named after academician Y. Mammadaliyev.


In 1997-2004 he taught at the universities “Tafakkur” and “Azerbaijan”. In 2005-2011 he was the chairman of the State Commission for the defense of master's theses at Baku State University. In 2003-2004, he was a member of the Scientific Council for the defense of Ph.D. dissertations of Baku State University, in 2004-2006, he was a member of the Expert Council of the Higher Attestation Commission under the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan. From 2005 to the present, he has been a member of the Council for the organization and coordination of scientific research of ANAS. He is a member of the Bar Association of the Republic of Azerbaijan.


Since 2003, editor-in-chief of the journal “Legal Sciences and Education”, a member of the editorial board of the journal of the St. Petersburg Forensic Club “Criminalistics: Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow”. He is the author and co-author of more than 100 scientific papers, including the textbook “Criminalistics” and study guides for universities.


Area of expertise:


• Criminal proceedings;

• Criminal law;

• Criminalistics;

• Investigative activities;

• Forensic examination;

• Legal psychology;

• Criminology;

• Penal Executive law.