One of the 12 judges on the Constitutional court, Jean-Paul Moerman, has also been linked to the controversial Belgian association lobbying for the Azerbaijan government. This was reported by L’Echo and De Tijd on Saturday.
Mr Moerman was invited to Azerbaijan several times, where he positioned himself in favour of the authoritarian Azerbaijan regime while working as Belgian high magistrate. His flights and the cost of his stays there were covered by a Brussels association called the Communication Office of Azerbaijan (OCAZ). It was founded by liberals Stef Goris and Alain Destexhe, who lobby in favour of the Baku government.
Moerman also acted as consultant on a book written by an Azeri MP, who turned out to be the central figure in a money laundering scandal involving European politicians, L’Echo added.