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December 28, 2016

The Decision of the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Armenia

ON THE CASE OF CONFORMITY OF PART 2 OF ARTICLE 52, POINT 4 OF PART 2 OF ARTICLE 231 AND PART 3 OF ARTICLE 231 OF THE CIVIL PROCEDURE CODE OF THE REPUBLIC OF ARMENIA WITH THE CONSTITUTION OF THE REPUBLIC OF ARMENIA ON THE BASIS OF THE APPLICATIONS OF AGASI TER-YESAYAN AND NSHAN ISPIRYAN

 

December 21, 2016

The Decision of the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Armenia

ON THE CASE OF CONFORMITY OF PART 4, ARTICLE 59 AND ARTICLE 77 OF THE CRIMINAL PROCEDURE CODE OF THE REPUBLIC OF ARMENIA WITH THE CONSTITUTION OF THE REPUBLIC OF ARMENIA ON THE BASIS OF THE APPLICATION OF THE FIRST INSTANCE COURT OF GENERAL JURISDICTION OF SYUNIK MARZ OF THE REPUBLIC OF ARMENIA

 

December 20, 2016

The Decision of the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Armenia

ON THE CASE OF CONFORMITY OF THE OBLIGATIONS STIPULATED BY LOAN AGREEMENT (FOURTH DEVELOPMENT POLICY LOAN) SIGNED BETWEEN THE REPUBLIC OF ARMENIA AND INTERNATIONAL BANK OF RECONSTRUCTION AND DEVELOPMENT DATED AS OF DECEMBER 9, 2016 WITH THE CONSTITUTION OF THE REPUBLIC OF ARMENIA

 

December 16, 2016

The Decision of the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Armenia

ON THE CASE OF CONFORMITY OF THE OBLIGATIONS STIPULATED BY THE CREDIT FACILITY AGREEMENT CAM1007 01 D SIGNED BETWEEN THE REPUBLIC OF ARMENIA AND AGENCE FRANSCAISE DE DEVELOPPEMENT DATED AS OF 3 NOVEMBER 2016 WITH THE CONSTITUTION OF THE REPUBLIC OF ARMENIA

 

December 15, 2016

The Decision of the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Armenia

ON THE CASE OF CONFORMITY OF ARTICLE 18 OF THE LAW ON COMPULSORY ENFORCEMENT OF COURT DECREES OF THE REPUBLIC OF ARMENIA WITH THE CONSTITUTION OF THE REPUBLIC OF ARMENIA ON THE BASIS OF THE APPLICATION OF KARINE AMIRBEKYAN

The Decision of the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Armenia

ON THE CASE OF CONFORMITY OF THE OBLIGATIONS STIPULATED BY LOAN AGREEMENT INFRASTRUCTURE SUSTAINABILITY SUPPORT PROGRAM: PHASE 2 (ORDINARY OPERATIONS) BETWEEN THE REPUBLIC OF ARMENIA AND ASIAN DEVELOPMENT BANK SIGNED ON NOVEMBER 11, 2016 WITH THE CONSTITUTION OF THE REPUBLIC OF ARMENIA

The Decision of the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Armenia

ON THE CASE OF CONFORMITY OF THE OBLIGATIONS STIPULATED BY THE AGREEMENT LETTER ON AMENDING THE LOAN AGREEMENTS (SPECIAL OPERATIONS) SIGNED BETWEEN THE REPUBLIC OF ARMENIA AND ASIAN DEVELOPMENT BANK ON OCTOBER 17, 2016 AND NOVEMBER 11, 2016 WITH THE CONSTITUTION OF THE REPUBLIC OF ARMENIA

The Decision of the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Armenia

ON THE CASE OF CONFORMITY OF THE OBLIGATIONS STIPULATED BY THE PARIS AGREEMENT SIGNED ON DECEMBER 12, 2015 WITH THE CONSTITUTION OF THE REPUBLIC OF ARMENIA

 

December 8, 2016

SCIENTIFIC-PRACTICAL WORKSHOP

On December 5-6, the Workshop “The State Of Affairs of the Armenian Genocide: Litigations and Future Possible Developments” organized by the Armenian Genocide Legal Research Center of the Pan-Armenian Conference of Lawyers was held at the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Armenia.

Dr. G. Harutyunyan, President of the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Armenia, President of the Pan-Armenian Conference of Lawyers opened the workshop with the welcome address.

The issues related to the possible legal measures on overcoming the consequences of the Genocide and the prospects of their practical application were discussed at the workshop.

The workshop was attended by the experts on international law from Armenia, France and Argentina.

The RA CC Press Service

 

December 8, 2016

AMBASSADOR OF INDIA AT THE CONSTITUTIONAL COURT

On December 8, Harutyunyan G., President of the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Armenia hosted Yogeshwar Sangwan, the Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of India to Armenia.

The visit was cognitive, and Mr. Harutyunyan presented the Ambassador the structure, functions, and international relations of the Constitutional Court, and the establishment and activity of the World Congress founded with the Venice Commission in 2009, which involves 102 countries, including the Supreme Court of India.

Mr. Harutyunyan addressed to the Ambassador requesting the Supreme Court of India to participate at the traditional international conference which will be held in October 2017 as it may become the basis for the cooperation between the Constitutional Court of Armenia and. Supreme Court of India. He highly assessed the Ambassador’s efforts in developing Armenian-Indian relations and stressed with gratitude that the first Constitution of Armenia was written by the Shahamiryans in Madras, India in the early 18th century, and the activity of the Armenian community shows the special solicitude of the Indian government towards the Armenians living in that country.

Mr. Harutyunyan wished the guest fruitful work in his new position.

The RA CC Press Service

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December 7, 2016

IMPERATIVE OF RULE OF LAW

On December 7, G. Harutyunyan, President of the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Armenia, member of the Bureau of the Venice Commission presented a welcoming speech at the closing ceremony of the joint project "Strengthening the independence, professionalism and accountability of the judiciary in Armenia" of the Commission the European Union and the Council of Europe. He emphasized the importance of the project, which is developed in the framework of a number of draft laws and in the process of their elaboration; beside the local experts a large number of European experts were involved.

Mr. Harutyunyan emphasized the urgent problems of the establishment of the rule of law, legal system, indicating that, unfortunately, notions are still very primitive.

According to Mr. Harutyunyan, Armenia will succeed if rule of law becomes the basis of social behavior for each citizen and individual, basis of political behavior for the political institutions and basis for the public behavior of the state power. Signifying this principle, Mr. Harutyunyan pointed out it can be achieved by the institutional as well as functional reforms.

Assessing the work implementing in the framework of the programme, Mr. Harutyunyan underlined that this is more the haven than an end and there is more to be done.

The RA CC Press Service

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December 7, 2016

The Decision of the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Armenia

ON THE CASE OF CONFORMITY OF PART 3, ARTICLE 5 AND PART 4, ARTICLE 9 OF THE RA LAW ON SOCIAL GUARANTEES OF THE PERSON HOLDING STATE POSITIONS WITH THE CONSTITUTION OF THE REPUBLIC OF ARMENIA ON THE BASIS OF THE APPLICATION OF HAYK MARGARYAN

 

November 30, 2016

The Decision of the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Armenia

ON THE CASE OF CONFORMITY OF POINT 12, PART 1 OF ARTICLE 41 OF THE LAW ON STATE PENSIONS OF THE REPUBLIC OF ARMENIA WITH THE CONSTITUTION OF THE REPUBLIC OF ARMENIA ON THE BASIS OF THE APPLICATION OF MARIAM LALAYAN

The Decision of the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Armenia

ON THE CASE OF CONFORMITY OF THE OBLIGATIONS STIPULATED BY THE TREATY BETWEEN THE GOVERNMENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF ARMENIA AND THE PREPARATORY COMMISSION FOR THE COMPREHENSIVE NUCLEAR-TEST-BAN TREATY ORGANIZATION INCLUDING POST-CERTIFICATION ACTIVITIES, RELATING TO INTERNATIONAL MONITORING FOR PROVISION OF SUPPORT TO THE COMPREHENSIVE NUCLEAR-TEST BAN TREATY SIGNED IN VIENNA, ON SEPTEMBER 7, 2016 WITH THE CONSTITUTION OF THE REPUBLIC OF ARMENIA

The Decision of the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Armenia

ON THE CASE OF CONFORMITY OF THE OBLIGATIONS STIPULATED BY THE PROTOCOL INSTITUTING A CONCILIATION AND GOOD OFFICES COMMISSION TO BE RESPONSIBLE FOR SEEKING THE SETTLEMENT OF ANY DISPUTES WHICH MAY ARISE BETWEEN STATES PARTIES TO THE CONVENTION AGAINST DISCRIMINATION IN EDUCATION 1962 WITH THE CONSTITUTION OF THE REPUBLIC OF ARMENIA

 

 

November 23, 2016

CO-RAPPORTEURS AT THE RA CONSTITUTIONAL COURT

On November 23, G. Harutyunyan, President of the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Armenia hosted Alan Meale and Giuseppe Galati, co-rapporteurs of PACE monitoring committee for Armenia.

The guests were interested in the possible changes and procedural issues related to the powers of the Constitutional Court of RA following the constitutional reform. They were also interested how the Constitutional Court is going to implement the efficient constitutional review in the case of more expanded authorities. They expressed their willingness to assist Armenia in further legislative reforms. All issues were relevantly clarified.

The RA CC Press Service

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November 23, 2016

The Decision of the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Armenia

ON THE CASE OF CONFORMITY OF POINT 4, PART 2, ARTICLE 158 OF THE ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURE CODE OF THE REPUBLIC OF ARMENIA WITH THE CONSTITUTION OF THE REPUBLIC OF ARMENIA ON THE BASIS OF THE APPLICATION OF JACLYN AYANYAN, TSAGHIK AYANYAN AND KARINE AYANYAN

 

November 22, 2016

GUESTS AT THE CONSTITUTIONAL COURT

On November 22 G. Harutyunyan, President of the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Armenia hosted the group of experts of the European Commission "Democracy through Law" (Venice Commission), composed of Tanja Gervin (Secretariat of the Venice Commission), Jasna Omejis (Member of the Venice Commission), Bogdan Aurescu (substitute member of the Venice Commission).

Experts are appointed by the Venice Commission as the speakers for the discussion at the plenary session of the Venice Commission of the RA Constitutional Law "On Human Rights Defender" which will be held on December10. The guests were interested to what extent the law reflects the constitutional provisions and to what extent the legislative guarantees of ensuring the efficient activity of the Human Rights Defender correspond to the constitutional amendments and what changes have occurred after the constitutional amendments for expanding the powers of the Human Rights Defender as a subject of appeal to the Constitutional Court.

Guests were provided with detailed explanations on all raised issues.

The meeting was attended by Vardan Poghosyan, member of the Constitutional Council by the President of Armenia.

The RA CC Press Service

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November 16, 2016

The Decision of the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Armenia

ON THE CASE OF CONFORMITY OF PARTS 1 AND 3 OF ARTICLE 1226 OF THE RA CIVIL CODE WITH THE CONSTITUTION OF THE REPUBLIC OF ARMENIA ON THE BASIS OF THE APPLICATION OF EMMA VARDANYAN

 

November 15, 2016

GUESTS AT THE CONSTITUTIONAL COURT

On November 15, the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Armenia hosted the delegation of “Democracy through Law” of the European Commission (Venice Commission) composed of Mr Richard Barrett (Deputy Director General of the Venice Commission, Ireland), Mr Srdjan Darmanovic (member of the Venice Commission, Montenegro), Simona Granata Menghini (Deputy Secretary of the Venice Commission), Amaya Ubeda de Torres (Secretariat of the Venice Commission), Timo Knaebe (OSCE/ODIHR legal expert), Loretta Vioiu (Deputy head of Yerevan office of Council of Europe).

The delegation is preparing the discussion of the RA Law on Parties at the Venice Commission plenary session.

During the meeting with Gagik Harutyunyan, President of the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Armenia the procedures prescribed by the RA Constitution and Law, which may suspend the activity of parties or ban political parties, as well as other issues related to the decision on constitutionality of the Law on Parties adopted in 2006 were discussed.

The RA CC Press Service

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November 8, 2016

The Decision of the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Armenia

ON THE CASE OF CONFORMITY OF THE OBLIGATIONS STIPULATED IN THE AGREEMENT IN THE FORM OF EXCHANGING NOTES ON EXTENDING FOR SEVEN YEARS THE OBLIGATIONS PRESCRIBED IN THE AGREEMENT SIGNED BETWEEN THE GOVERNMENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF ARMENIA AND THE GOVERNMENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA ON DECEMBER 30, 2015 AND OCTOBER 25, 2016 ON “COOPERATION IN THE AREA OF COUNTER PROLIFERATION OF WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION” WITH THE CONSTITUTION OF THE REPUBLIC OF ARMENIA

 

November 2, 2016

The Decision of the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Armenia

ON THE CASE OF CONFORMITY OF PART 4 OF ARTICLE 21 OF THE CRIMINAL PROCEDURE CODE OF THE REPUBLIC OF ARMENIA WITH THE CONSTITUTION OF THE REPUBLIC OF ARMENIA ON THE BASIS OF THE APPLICATION OF THE PROSECUTOR GENERAL OF THE REPUBLIC OF ARMENIA

 

November 1, 2016

The Decision of the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Armenia

ON THE CASE OF CONFORMITY OF THE OBLIGATIONS STIPULATED BY THE AGREEMENT ON THE COOPERATION OF THE MEMBER STATES OF THE COLLECTIVE SECURITY TREATY ORGANIZATION IN THE SPHERE OF TRANSFER OF MILITARY AND OTHER FORMATIONS, THEIR MOVEABLE GOODS, AS WELL AS PRODUCTS OF MILITARY IMPORTANCE SIGNED ON SEPTEMBER 15, 2015 IN DUSHANBE WITH THE CONSTITUTION OF THE REPUBLIC OF ARMENIA

The Decision of the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Armenia

ON THE CASE OF CONFORMITY OF THE OBLIGATIONS STIPULATED BY THE AGREEMENT ON ENCOURAGING INVESTMENTS AND MUTUAL DEFENSE SIGNED BETWEEN THE GOVERNMENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF ARMENIA AND THE GOVERNMENT OF THE UNITED ARAB EMIRATES ON JULY 22, 2016 IN YEREVAN WITH THE CONSTITUTION OF THE REPUBLIC OF ARMENIA

The Decision of the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Armenia

ON THE CASE OF CONFORMITY OF PART 5 OF ARTICLE 88 OF THE RA LAW ON JOINT STOCK COMPANIES WITH THE CONSTITUTION OF THE REPUBLIC OF ARMENIA ON THE BASIS OF THE APPLICATION OF KARINE TITANYAN

 

November 1, 2016

THE MODERN CHALLENGES OF THE INTERRELATIONS BETWEEN THE CONSTITUTIONAL JUSTICE AND POLITICES IN THE REPUBLIC OF ARMENIA
A. Petrosyan– Judge of the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Armenia
/Report at the 18th International Congress of the European and Comparative Constitutional Law, Regensburg, October 14-15, 2016/
[pdf, 0.3 mb]

JUDICIAL ACTIVITY OF THE CONSTITUTIONAL COURT OF THE REPUBLIC OF ARMENIA IN THE CONTEXT OF THE CONSTITUTIONAL REFORMS
A. Petrosyan– Judge of the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Armenia
/Report at the International Congress, Riga, May 26-27, 2016/
[in Russian, pdf, 0.4 mb]

 

October 25, 2016

Video address from Mr. Thorbjørn Jagland, Secretary General of the Council of Europe, at Yerevan International Conference.
[mp4, 0.3 mb]

 

Video address from Mr. Guido Raimondi, President of the European Court of Human Rights, at Yerevan International Conference.
[mp4, 0.4 mb]

 

October 24, 2016

THE ROLE AND IMPORTANCE OF THE CONSTITUTIONAL COURT IN OVERCOMING LEGISLATIVE GAPS AND LEGAL UNCERTAINTY (THE EXPERIENCE OF THE CONSTITUTIONAL COURT OF THE REPUBLIC OF ARMENIA)
F. Tokhyan – Judge of the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Armenia
/Report for the Yerevan International Conference, 22 October, 2016/
[in russian, pdf, 0.16 mb]

 

October 22, 2016

YEREVAN INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE – DAY TWO

On October 22, Yerevan International Conference, organized by the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Armenia and the Venice Commission of the Council of Europe continued its work.

On the second day the topic of the Conference was: “The role Constitutional Court in overcoming legal gaps and legal uncertainty”.

Session 1 was chaired by Mr. M. Makhmudzoda, President of the Constitutional Court of Tajikistan.

Reports were made by:

Mr. J. P. Caupers, Vice President of the Constitutional Court of Portugal (title of report: “The Guarantee of the Constitution and the Enforcement of Constitutional Court Decisions”); Ms. M. Bobukeeva, Judge of the Constitutional Chamber of the Supreme Court of Kyrgyzstan (title of report: “The Role and Importance of the Decisions of the Constitutional Chamber in Overcoming Legislative Gaps and Legal Uncertainty”); Mr. T. Voronovich, Judge of the Constitutional Court of Belarus (title of report: “Role of Constitutional Justice in Elimination of Gaps and Legal Uncertainty in the Constitutional and Legal Regulation”); Mr. F. Tokhyan, Judge of the Constitutional Court of Armenia (title of report: “The Role and Importance of the Decisions of the Constitutional Court in Overcoming Legislative Gaps and Legal Uncertainty (the Experience of the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Armenia)”).

Session 1 ended with Q/A session and discussion.

Session 2 was chaired by Mr. J. Helgesen, Chair of the Scientific Council of the Venice Commission of the Council of Europe, Professor, University of Oslo.

Reports were made by:

Mr. M. Makhmudzoda, President of the Constitutional Court of Tajikistan (title of report: “The Role and Importance of Decisions of the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Tajikistan in Overcoming Legislative Gaps and Legal Uncertainty”); Ms. D. Rezevska, Judge of the Constitutional Court of Latvia (title of report: “The Utility of Decisions of the Constitutional Court of Latvia in Filling Legislative Gaps”); Mr. J. Zobek, Judge of the Constitutional Court of Slovenia (title of report: “The Concept of Unconstitutional Legal Gaps as Developed in the Jurisprudence of the Slovenian Constitutional Court”); Mr. V. Malinovski, Member of the Constitutional Council of Kazakhstan (title of report: “The Role of the Constitutional Council in Providing Correct Usage of Conceptual Apparatus of the Basic Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan as the Main Measure for Prophylaxis of Legal Uncertainty”).

After open discussion of the reports made at the Conference the activities of the Conference were summarized.

A number of cultural events are planned for the participants of the Conference: visit to the Armenian Genocide (1915) Memorial, Haghartsin Monastery, “Garni” Historical-Cultural Museum and Geghard Monastery. A concert of sacred music will be organized at the Church Geghard.

The RA CC Press Service

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October 22, 2016

ESTABLISHMENT OF THE NEW CENTER

On October 21, a reception on behalf of Mr. Serzh Sargsyan, President of the Republic of Armenia was organized at the Receptions House of the Government of the Republic of Armenia in honor of the Participants of Yerevan International Conference, organized by the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Armenia, European Commission for Democracy through Law of the Council of Europe (Venice Commission), Conference of the Constitutional Control Organs of the Countries of New Democracy, Center of the Constitutional Law of the Republic of Armenia (with the support of the Armenian Office of the German Corporation for International Cooperation (GIZ).

During the reception, the Solemn Ceremony of Establishment of the Foundation “International Public Analytical Center “Constitutional Culture”” took place.

Mr. G. Harutyunyan, President of the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Armenia mentioned the necessity of establishing the Center and its main functions.

The idea of establishing the Center found a great response and received an offer of cooperation from a number of international analytical centers and individual experts, and it will carry out its functions with a wide involvement of the latter. In particular:

- conducting analytical work on issues of constitutional culture, as well as organization of international conferences, scientific and practical discussions;

- functional and institutional arrangements in different countries on the implementation of effective systems of diagnostics of constitutionalism and constitutional monitoring;

- preparation and publication of opinions about the real situation in connection with the constitutional culture in individual countries;

- active cooperation in this field with a number of international and regional organizations;

- support for civil society institutions on the issue of establishment and acceleration of constitutional culture, conduct of youth festivals and Olympiads;

- publishing the “Constitutional Culture” multilingual journal.

(Full version of the Report made by G. Harutyunyan will be available separately).

The RA CC Press Service

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October 22, 2016

CONSTITUTIONAL MONITORING AS A GUARANTEE FOR OVERCOMING THE DEFICIT OF CONSTITUTIONALISM /Conceptual approaches/
G. Harutyunyan - Doctor of Law, Professor, President of the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Armenia
/Report for the Yerevan International Conference, 21 October, 2016/
[in english, armenian, russian, pdf, 0.15 mb]

 

October 21, 2016

YEREVAN INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE

On October 21, Yerevan International Conference, organized by the RA Constitutional Court and the Venice Commission of the Council of Europe, started its work.

Organizers of the Conference: Constitutional Court of the Republic of Armenia, European Commission for Democracy through Law of the Council of Europe (Venice Commission), Conference of the Constitutional Control Organs of the Countries of New Democracy, Center of the Constitutional Law of the Republic of Armenia.
With the support of the Armenian Office of the German Corporation for International Cooperation (GIZ).

Topics of the Conference:

1. “The role and significance of “Rule of Law checklist”, adopted at the 106th Plenary Session of the Venice Commission, in the process of conducting constitutional monitoring”.

2. “The role of Constitutional Court in overcoming legal gaps and legal uncertainty”.

Initially, the International Conference was provided to hold in Strasbourg, but it was held in Armenia since it was initiated by the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Armenia and the concept was represented by the President of the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Armenia. The composition of the participants of the Conference was quite representative: the issue attracted delegates from thirty countries, as well as the entire administrative board of the Council of Europe. In many countries, where there are many important issues in the aspect of constitutionalism and constitutional crisis, the situation is alarming. Conceptual approaches were put forward to prevent and solve these issues. Concepts of constitutional monitoring were the subject of serious consideration both at the Plenary Session of the Venice Commission and the Scientific Council. Consequently, it was decided to organize an international conference in Yerevan for a serious discussion of this issue.

At the Conference, Mr. G. Harutyunyan, President of the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Armenia had an Opening Speech.

Video addresses were sent from Mr. Thorbjørn Jagland, Secretary General of the Council of Europe and Mr. Guido Raimondi, President of the European Court of Human Rights.

Welcoming speeches were addressed by:

Mr. P. Boillat, Director General at the Directorate General Human Rights and Rule of Law (DGI) of the Council of Europe; Mr. J. Helgesen, Chair of the Scientific Council of the Venice Commission of the Council of Europe, Professor, University of Oslo; Mr. A. Tatoyan, Human Rights Defender of the Republic of Armenia.

On the first day of the session the following topic was put forward: “The role and significance of “Rule of Law Checklist”, adopted at the 106th Plenary Session of the Venice Commission, in the process of conducting constitutional monitoring.”

Session 1 was chaired by Mr. P. Boillat, Director General at the Directorate General Human Rights and Rule of Law (DGI) of the Council of Europe.

First, Mr. G. Harutyunyan, President of the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Armenia made a thematic report titled: “Constitutional Monitoring as Guarantee for overcoming the Deficit of Constitutionalism” (text of the Report made by G. Harutyunyan will be available separately).

Reports were made by:

Mr. J. Helgesen, Chair of the Scientific Council of the Venice Commission of the Council of Europe, Professor, University of Oslo (title of report: “The Principle of Rule of Law – and its Practical Implications”); Ms. A. Nussberger, Judge of the European Court of Human Rights in respect of Germany, Section V President (title of report: “Similarities and Differences – the Model of Separation of Powers in the New Constitution of Armenia and in the German Grundgesetz”); Mr. S. Holovaty, Substitute Member of the Venice Commission in respect of Ukraine (title of report: “The Concept of the Rule of Law: Difficulties of its Perception in the Post-Soviet Legal Culture”).

 

Session 2 was chaired by Mr. G. Harutyunyan, President of the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Armenia.

Reports were made by:

Mr. P. Boillat, Director General at the Directorate General Human Rights and Rule of Law (DGI) of the Council of Europe (title of report: “Realisation of the Rule of Law Concept by the State in its Policy”); Mr. A. Harutyunyan, Judge of the European Court of Human Rights in respect of Armenia (title of report: “The Issues of Constitutionality in the Light of Recent Constitutional Reforms in the Republic of Armenia: the Case Law of the European Court of Human Rights”). Joint report by Ms. E. Siitari and Mr. P. Helander, Justices of the Supreme Administrative Court of Finland was made by Mr. P. Helander (title of report: “The Role and Place of Systematic Constitutional Monitoring in Enhancement of the System of the Constitutional Control and Overcoming of the Deficit of Constitutionalism”). Afterwards, reports were made by Mr. M. Mits, Judge of the European Court of Human Rights in respect of Latvia (title of report: “The Role of the European Court of Human Rights in Strengthening of Constitutional Jurisprudence – Experience of Latvia”) and Mr. H. Sargsyan, Dean of the Faculty of Economics and Management at Yerevan State University (title of report: “Approaches of the Instrumentarium Elaboration and Implementation Methods of Constitutional Diagnosis”).

Session 2 ended with Q/A session and discussion.

After the break the Conference continued its work.

 

Session 3 was chaired by Ms. Angelika Nussberger, Judge of the European Court of Human Rights in respect of Germany.

Reports were made by:

Mr. N. Bondar, Judge of the Constitutional Court of the Russian Federation (title of report: “Legal Gaps as a Category of Constitutional-Legal Defectology: the Methodology of Research of the Judicial Practice of Overcoming”); Mr. M. Jelušić, Judge of the Constitutional Court of Croatia (title of report: “Constitutional Monitoring in Overcoming of the Deficit of Constitutionalism”); Mr. R. Spano, Judge of the European Court of Human Rights in respect of Iceland (title of report: “The Principle of Subsidiarity and Constitutional Traditions in the Member States of the Council of Europe”); Ms. S. Vdovichenko, Judge of the Constitutional Court of Ukraine (title of report: “The Doctrine of Restoration of Force of the Law Norms of Previous Edition in the Activity of the Constitutional Court of Ukraine”).

Sessions of the Conference of 21 October ended with Q/A session and discussion. Reception of the Participants of the Conference on behalf of the President of the Republic of Armenia and the Solemn Ceremony of Establishment of the Foundation “International Public Analytical Center “Constitutional Culture”” are scheduled in the evening.

On October 22, Yerevan International Conference will continue its work.

The RA CC Press Service

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October 20, 2016

PARTICIPANTS OF THE CONFERENCE GET ACQUAINTED WITH ARMENIA

On October 20, within the framework of the cultural program, participants of Yerevan International Conference, organized by the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Armenia and the Venice Commission of the Council of Europe, visited the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin, “Zvartnots” Historical-Cultural Museum, the “Matenadaran” and “Megerian Carpets” Exhibition Hall.

The RA CC Press Service

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October 20, 2016

The Decision of the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Armenia

ON THE CASE OF CONFORMITY OF PART 2 OF ARTICLE 176 OF THE RA ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURE CODE WITH THE CONSTITUTION OF THE REPUBLIC OF ARMENIA ON THE BASIS OF THE APPLICATION OF HAYK MASHURYAN

 

October 19, 2016

PHILIPPE BOILLAT AT THE RA CONSTITUTIONAL COURT

On October 19, G. Harutyunyan, President of the RA Constitutional Court hosted Philippe Boillat, Director General of Human Rights and Rule of Law, Council of Europe. Mr. Boillat was invited by the RA Constitutional Court to participate in Yerevan International Conference.

Mr. Harutyunyan and Mr. Boillat touched upon the issues of organization of the Conference, establishment of International Analytical Center “Constitutional Culture”, legislative reforms in the Republic of Armenia after constitutional reforms, as well as the activities of the RA Constitutional Court.

Mr. Boillat once again affirmed the readiness of the Council of Europe for active promotion in legal reforms in the Republic of Armenia.

Arman Tatoyan, RA Human Rights Defender also participated in the meeting.

The RA CC Press Service

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October 18, 2016

AMERICAN GUESTS AT THE CONSTITUTIONAL COURT

On October 18, Professor Robert Allison and Professor Jack Rakove from the USA were hosted at the RA Constitutional Court. Issues relating to American constitutionality in the framework of 240th anniversary of adoption of the United States Declaration of Independence were the core of the meeting and discussions.

Mr. Harutyunyan welcomed the guests, introduced them to the participants of the meeting and expressed gratitude for accepting the invitation. He underlined this meeting as a nice opportunity to appreciate the United States Declaration of Independence adopted in 1776.

During active discussions the guests expressed their viewpoints on the Declaration, its role and significance, constitutional developments and American democracy.

The RA CC Press Service

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October 12, 2016

The Decision of the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Armenia

ON THE CASE OF CONFORMITY OF PART 2 OF ARTICLE 205 OF THE RA ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURE CODE WITH THE CONSTITUTION OF THE REPUBLIC OF ARMENIA ON THE BASIS OF THE APPLICATION OF VARUJHAN AVETISYAN

 

October 5, 2016

The Decision of the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Armenia

ON THE CASE OF CONFORMITY OF THE OBLIGATIONS STIPULATED BY THE PROTOCOL ON ACCESSION OF THE REPUBLIC OF ARMENIA TO THE AGREEMENT OF DECEMBER 23, 2014 ON THE SINGLE PRINCIPLES AND RULES FOR THE TURNOVER OF PHARMACEUTICALS WITHIN THE EURASIAN ECONOMIC UNION SIGNED ON DECEMBER 2, 2015 IN MOSCOW WITH THE CONSTITUTION OF THE REPUBLIC OF ARMENIA

The Decision of the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Armenia

ON THE CASE OF CONFORMITY OF THE OBLIGATIONS STIPULATED BY THE PROTOCOL ON ACCESSION TO THE AGREEMENT OF DECEMBER 23, 2014 ON THE SINGLE PRINCIPLES AND RULES FOR THE TURNOVER OF MEDICAL DEVICES (DEVICES FOR MEDICAL PURPOSES AND MEDICAL EQUIPMENT) WITHIN THE EURASIAN ECONOMIC UNION SIGNED ON DECEMBER 2, 2015 IN MOSCOW WITH THE CONSTITUTION OF THE REPUBLIC OF ARMENIA

The Decision of the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Armenia

ON THE CASE OF CONFORMITY OF THE OBLIGATIONS STIPULATED BY THE PROTOCOL ON COOPERATION OF THE COLLECTIVE SECURITY TREATY ORGANIZATION MEMBER STATES ON COUNTERACTION OF THE CRIMINAL ACTIVITIES IN THE INFORMATION SPHERE SIGNED ON DECEMBER 23, 2014 IN MOSCOW WITH THE CONSTITUTION OF THE REPUBLIC OF ARMENIA

The Decision of the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Armenia

ON THE CASE OF CONFORMITY OF PART 1 OF ARTICLE 223 OF THE RA CIVIL PROCEDURE CODE WITH THE CONSTITUTION OF THE REPUBLIC OF ARMENIA ON THE BASIS OF THE APPLICATION OF HAMLET AMIRYAN

 

September 29, 2016

The Decision of the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Armenia

ON THE CASE OF CONFORMITY OF THE OBLIGATIONS STIPULATED BY THE CONVENTION ON THE INTERNATIONAL MARITIME ORGANIZATION SIGNED ON MARCH 6, 1948 IN GENEVA WITH THE CONSTITUTION OF THE REPUBLIC OF ARMENIA

The Decision of the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Armenia

ON THE CASE OF CONFORMITY OF THE OBLIGATIONS STIPULATED BY THE PROTOCOL ON MAKING AMENDMENTS TO THE CONVENTION FOR THE AVOIDANCE OF DOUBLE TAXATION AND THE PREVENTION OF FISCAL EVASION WITH RESPECT TO TAXES ON INCOME AND ON CAPITAL BETWEEN THE GOVERNMENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF ARMENIA AND THE GOVERNMENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF INDIA SIGNED ON JANUARY 27, 2016 IN NEW DELHI WITH THE CONSTITUTION OF THE REPUBLIC OF ARMENIA

The Decision of the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Armenia

ON THE CASE OF CONFORMITY OF THE OBLIGATIONS STIPULATED BY THE AGREEMENT FOR THE AVOIDANCE OF DOUBLE TAXATION AND THE PREVENTION OF FISCAL EVASION WITH RESPECT TO TAXES ON INCOME AND ON CAPITAL BETWEEN THE REPUBLIC OF ARMENIA AND THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF GERMANY SIGNED ON JUNE 29, 2016 IN YEREVAN WITH THE CONSTITUTION OF THE REPUBLIC OF ARMENIA

The Decision of the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Armenia

ON THE CASE OF CONFORMITY OF THE OBLIGATIONS STIPULATED BY THE AGREEMENT CONCERNING THE ADOPTION OF UNIFORM TECHNICAL PRESCRIPTIONS FOR WHEELED VEHICLES, EQUIPMENT AND PARTS WHICH CAN BE FITTED AND/OR BE USED ON WHEELED VEHICLES AND THE CONDITIONS FOR RECIPROCAL RECOGNITION OF APPROVALS GRANTED ON THE BASIS OF THESE PRESCRIPTIONS SIGNED ON MARCH 20, 1958 IN GENEVA WITH THE CONSTITUTION OF THE REPUBLIC OF ARMENIA

The Decision of the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Armenia

ON THE CASE OF CONFORMITY OF THE OBLIGATIONS STIPULATED BY THE PROTOCOL ON MAKING AMENDMENTS AND ADDENDA TO THE AGREEMENT OF 19 JULY, 2000 BETWEEN THE GOVERNMENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF ARMENIA AND THE GOVERNMENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF BELARUS FOR THE AVOIDANCE OF DOUBLE TAXATION AND THE PREVENTION OF FISCAL EVASION WITH RESPECT TO TAXES ON INCOME AND ON CAPITAL SIGNED BETWEEN THE GOVERNMENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF ARMENIA AND THE GOVERNMENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF BELARUS ON MAY 19, 2016 IN YEREVAN WITH THE CONSTITUTION OF THE REPUBLIC OF ARMENIA

 

September 22, 2016

The Decision of the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Armenia

ON THE CASE OF CONFORMITY OF PART 15 OF ARTICLE 1801 OF THE CODE ON ADMINISTRATIVE OFFENCES OF THE REPUBLIC OF ARMENIA WITH THE CONSTITUTION OF THE REPUBLIC OF ARMENIA ON THE BASIS OF THE APPLICATIONS OF  VARTGEZ GASPARI AND VARDUHI MKRTCHYAN 

 

September 20, 2016

The Decision of the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Armenia

ON THE CASE OF CONFORMITY OF THE OBLIGATIONS STIPULATED IN THE AMENDED PROTOCOL OF THE MARRAKESH AGREEMENT ON ESTABLISHING WORLD TRADE ORGANIZATION SIGNED ON NOVEMBER 27, 2014 IN GENÈVE WITH THE CONSTITUTION OF THE REPUBLIC OF ARMENIA

The Decision of the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Armenia

ON THE CASE OF CONFORMITY OF PART 6 OF ARTICLE 9 OF THE RA LAW ON SOCIAL GUARANTEES OF STATE OFFICIALS WITH THE CONSTITUTION OF THE REPUBLIC OF ARMENIA ON THE BASIS OF THE APPLICATION OF THE RA ADMINISTRATIVE COURT

 

September 15, 2016

The Decision of the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Armenia

ON THE CASE OF CONFORMITY OF THE OBLIGATIONS STIPULATED BY THE CONVENTION FOR THE AVOIDANCE OF DOUBLE TAXATION AND THE PREVENTION OF FISCAL EVASION WITH RESPECT TO TAXES ON INCOME AND ON CAPITAL BETWEEN THE GOVERNMENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF ARMENIA AND THE GOVERNMENT OF THE KINGDOM OF SWEDEN SIGNED ON FEBRUARY 9, 2016 IN YEREVAN WITH THE CONSTITUTION OF THE REPUBLIC OF ARMENIA

The Decision of the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Armenia

ON THE CASE OF CONFORMITY OF THE OBLIGATIONS STIPULATED BY THE AGREEMENT ON AIR COMMUNICATION BETWEEN THE GOVERNMENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF ARMENIA AND THE GOVERNMENT OF THE GRAND DUCHY OF LUXEMBOURG SIGNED ON DECEMBER 8, 2015 IN LUXEMBURG WITH THE CONSTITUTION OF THE REPUBLIC OF ARMENIA

The Decision of the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Armenia

ON THE CASE OF CONFORMITY OF THE OBLIGATIONS STIPULATED BY THE PROTOCOL No. 16 TO THE CONVENTION ON THE PROTECTION OF HUMAN RIGHTS AND FUNDAMENTAL FREEDOMS SIGNED ON OCTOBER 2, 2013 WITH THE CONSTITUTION OF THE REPUBLIC OF ARMENIA

The Decision of the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Armenia

ON THE CASE OF CONFORMITY OF THE OBLIGATIONS STIPULATED BY THE AGREEMENT ON THE FORMATION OF THE COUNCIL OF HEADS OF PENITENTIARY SERVICES OF THE MEMBER STATES OF THE COMMONWEALTH OF INDEPENDENT STATES SIGNED ON OCTOBER 16, 2016 IN BURABAY WITH THE CONSTITUTION OF THE REPUBLIC OF ARMENIA

The Decision of the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Armenia

ON THE CASE OF CONFORMITY OF THE OBLIGATIONS STIPULATED BY THE AGREEMENT ON ARMENIA’S ASSOCIATION TO THE UNION FRAMEWORK PROGRAMME FOR RESEARCH AND INNOVATION HORIZON 2020 (2014-2020) SIGNED BETWEEN THE REPUBLIC OF ARMENIA AND THE EUROPEAN UNION ON MAY 19, 2016 IN BRUSSELS WITH THE CONSTITUTION OF THE REPUBLIC OF ARMENIA

 

September 15, 2016

AMBASSADOR OF GEORGIA IN THE RA CONSTITUTIONAL COURT

On September 15, G. Harutyunyan, the President of the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Armenia hosted Giorgi Saganelidze, the newly appointed Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of Georgia to the Republic of Armenia.

The visit was cognitive, and G. Harutyunyan congratulated the guest on the occasion of the appointment to the new office and introduced the activities and international relations of the Constitutional Court, which play a significant role in Armenian – Georgia relations, in particular, in the high level of relations with the Constitutional Court of Georgia. Joint conferences and joint visits have been organized with the Georgian colleagues.

Mr. Harutyunyan invited the Ambassador to participate in the International Conference in Yerevan in October. The invitation was kindly accepted. Both parties highly appreciated the friendship of the neighboring nations and wished to promote active cooperation for the further improvement of the relations.

The RA CC Press Service

 

September 13, 2016

TRANSTOLOGICAL PECULIARITIES OF GUARANTEEING THE SUPREMACY OF CONSTITUTION
/Theses of the report presented at the International Conference in Batumi, 9-10 September 2016/
G. Harutyunyan – Doctor of Law Sciences, Professor, President of CC of RA
[in Russian, pdf, 0.2Mb]

September 9, 2016

CONSTITUTIONAL REFORMS IN ARMENIA AS A TERM OF DYNAMIC AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT OF THE STATE
Text of the report of Tunyan A.G., Member of the RA Constitutional Court presented at International Scientific-Practical Conference "Constitution as the Foundation of the Dynamic and Sustainable Development of the Society and State", dedicated to the 25th Anniversary of Independence and the Constitution Day of the Republic of Kazakhstan held in Astana, on 29-30 August 2016.
[in Russian, pdf, 0.2Mb]

 

September 8, 2016

The Decision of the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Armenia

ON THE CASE OF CONFORMITY OF POINT 1 OF PART 1 OF ARTICLE 233.1OF THE CIVIL PROCEDURE CODE OF THE REPUBLIC OF ARMENIA WITH THE CONSTITUTION OF THE REPUBLIC OF ARMENIA ON THE BASIS OF THE APPLICATIONS OF VACHIK KARAPETYAN, LUSINE AMIRBEKYAN AND GEGHAM MELIKSETYAN

 

September 6, 2016

DELEGATION FROM THE REPUBLIC OF ARMENIA IN GEORGIA

On 8 September the delegation from the Republic of Armenia will leave for Georgia to participate in the international conference dedicated to the 20th anniversary of the Constitutional Court of Georgia. The delegation is composed of G. Harutyunyan, President of the Constitutional Court, A. Gyulumyan, Member of the Constitutional Court and A. Vardevanyan, Adviser to the President of the Constitutional Court.

At the conference the President of the RA Constitutional Court will present a speech on the topic: “Transtological Peculiarities of Guaranteeing the Supremacy of Constitution.”

The RA CC Press Service

 

September 5, 2016

The Decision of the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Armenia

ON THE CASE OF CONFORMITY OF PART 1 OF ARTICLE 283 AND PART 3 OF ARTICLE 288 OF THE CRIMINAL PROCEDURE CODE OF THE REPUBLIC OF ARMENIA WITH THE CONSTITUTION OF THE REPUBLIC OF ARMENIA ON THE BASIS OF THE APPLICATIONS OF PAVEL MANUKYAN AND VARUZHAN AVETISYAN

 

July 21, 2016

The Decision of the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Armenia

ON THE CASE OF CONFORMITY OF ARTICLE 249 OF THE CIVIL CODE OF THE REPUBLIC OF ARMENIA WITH THE CONSTITUTION OF THE REPUBLIC OF ARMENIA ON THE BASIS OF THE APPLICATION OF THE CITIZEN MARETA ARAQELYAN

 

July 13, 2016

The Decision of the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Armenia

ON THE CASE OF CONFORMITY OF POINT 3 OF PART 2 OF ARTICLE 231 OF THE CIVIL PROCEDURE CODE OF THE REPUBLIC OF ARMENIA WITH THE CONSTITUTION OF THE REPUBLIC OF ARMENIA ON THE BASIS OF THE APPLICATION OF OJSC “YERFREZ”

 

July 11, 2016

The Decision of the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Armenia

ON THE CASE OF CONFORMITY OF THE OBLIGATIONS STIPULATED BY THE AGREEMENT ON COOPERATION IN THE FIELD OF PEACEFUL USE OF ATOMIC ENERGY SIGNED BETWEEN THE GOVERNMENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF ARMENIA AND GOVERNMENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF BELARUS ON FEBRUARY 19, 2016 IN YEREVAN WITH THE CONSTITUTION OF THE REPUBLIC OF ARMENIA

 

The Decision of the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Armenia

ON THE CASE OF CONFORMITY OF ARTICLE 182 OF THE ADMINISTRATIVE OFFENCES CODE OF THE REPUBLIC OF ARMENIA WITH THE CONSTITUTION OF THE REPUBLIC OF ARMENIA ON THE BASIS OF THE APPLICATIONS OF KIM MINASYAN, LUSINE HARUTYUNYAN AND VARTGEZ GASPARI

 

July 1, 2016

ON THE OCCASION OF THE CONSTITUTION DAY

On July 1, a reception was held in the National Gallery of Armenia on the occasion of the Constitution Day of the Republic of Armenia, with the participation of Serzh Sargsyan, President of the Republic of Armenia.

The reception was attended by His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians; Galust Sahakyan, President of the RA National Assembly; Hovik Abrahamyan, RA Prime Minister; Hermine Naghdalyan, Vice President of the RA National Assembly, as well as members of the RA Constitutional Court, factions leaders, chairmen of Committees, deputies of the RA National Assembly and members of the RA Government.

The event was also attended by the heads of accredited diplomatic missions in the Republic of Armenia. Gagik Harutyunyan, President of the RA Constitutional Court, had a speech on the occasion of the Constitution Day of the Republic of Armenia. Text of the speech of G. Harutyunyan in English and Russian languages was in advance handed to the heads of accredited diplomatic missions in the Republic of Armenia, who participated in the reception.

During the reception, the presentation of the book “Constitutional Culture: the lessons of the history and the challenges of the time” was organized (author: Gagik Harutyunyan, President of the RA Constitutional Court, Doctor of Law, Professor). Publication of the book is dedicated to the 25th anniversary of independence of the Republic of Armenia.

Gagik Ghazinyan, academician of NAS RA, had a speech about the book and the author.

 

Text of the speech of G. Harutyunyan at the reception dedicated to the Constitution Day of the Republic of Armenia (in Armenian).

The RA CC Press Service

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June 29, 2016

The Decision of the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Armenia

ON THE CASE OF CONFORMITY OF PART 1 OF ARTICLE 207, PART 1 OF ARTICLE 140, PART 3 OF ARTICLE 213 OF THE RA CIVIL PROCEDURE CODE WITH THE CONSTITUTION OF THE REPUBLIC OF ARMENIA ON THE BASIS OF THE APPLICATION OF VARTGEZ GASPARI

 

June 24, 2016

The Decision of the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Armenia

ON THE CASE OF CONFORMITY OF PART 1 OF ARTICLE 87 OF THE RA ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURE CODE WITH THE CONSTITUTION OF THE REPUBLIC OF ARMENIA ON THE BASIS OF THE APPLICATION OF GEVORG SAFARYAN

 

June 23, 2016

The Decision of the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Armenia

ON THE CASE OF CONFORMITY OF THE OBLIGATIONS STIPULATED BY THE AGREEMENT ON EMPLOYMENT OF THE FAMILY MEMBERS OF THE EMPLOYEES OF DIPLOMATIC AND CONSULAR MISSIONS AND PERMANENT REPRESENTATIONS BETWEEN THE GOVERNMENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF ARMENIA AND THE GOVERNMENT OF THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF GERMANY SIGNED ON APRIL 6, 2016 IN BERLIN WITH THE CONSTITUTION OF THE REPUBLIC OF ARMENIA

The Decision of the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Armenia

ON THE CASE OF CONFORMITY OF THE OBLIGATIONS STIPULATED BY THE AMENDMENT No. 3 OF THE FINANCE CONTRACT ON BORDER CROSSING AND INFRASTRUCTURE (REPUBLIC OF ARMENIA: MODERNIZATION OF BAGRATASHEN, BAVRA AND GOGAVAN BORDER CROSSING POINTS) BETWEEN THE REPUBLIC OF ARMENIA AND THE EUROPEAN INVESTMENT BANK SIGNED ON MARCH 22, 2016 AND APRIL 15, 2016 WITH THE CONSTITUTION OF THE REPUBLIC OF ARMENIA

The Decision of the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Armenia

ON THE CASE OF CONFORMITY OF THE OBLIGATIONS STIPULATED BY THE AGREEMENT ON MUTUAL ABOLISHMENT OF VISA REGIME BETWEEN THE GOVERNMENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF ARMENIA AND THE MACAU SPECIAL ADMINISTRATIVE REGION OF THE PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF CHINA SIGNED ON FEBRUARY 3, 2016 IN MOSCOW WITH THE CONSTITUTION OF THE REPUBLIC OF ARMENIA

The Decision of the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Armenia

ON THE CASE OF CONFORMITY OF THE OBLIGATIONS STIPULATED BY THE AGREEMENT ON MUTUAL LEGAL ASSISTANCE IN CRIMINAL MATTERS BETWEEN THE REPUBLIC OF ARMENIA AND THE STATE OF KUWAIT SIGNED ON MARCH 23, 2016 IN YEREVAN WITH THE CONSTITUTION OF THE REPUBLIC OF ARMENIA

The Decision of the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Armenia

ON THE CASE OF CONFORMITY OF THE OBLIGATIONS STIPULATED BY LOAN AGREEMENT ON KOTAYK MARZ AND GEGHARKUNIK MARZ SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT PROJECT BETWEEN THE REPUBLIC OF ARMENIA AND THE INTERNATIONAL BANK FOR RECONSTRUCTION AND DEVELOPMENT SIGNED ON APRIL 5, 2016 WITH THE CONSTITUTION OF THE REPUBLIC OF ARMENIA

The Decision of the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Armenia

ON THE CASE OF CONFORMITY OF THE OBLIGATIONS STIPULATED BY LOAN AGREEMENT ON LOCAL ECONOMY AND INFRASTRUCTURE DEVELOPMENT PROJECT BETWEEN THE REPUBLIC OF ARMENIA AND THE INTERNATIONAL BANK FOR RECONSTRUCTION AND DEVELOPMENT SIGNED ON FEBRUARY 23, 2016 WITH THE CONSTITUTION OF THE REPUBLIC OF ARMENIA

The Decision of the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Armenia

ON THE CASE OF CONFORMITY OF ARTICLE 32, PART 3 OF THE ADMINISTRATIVE OFFENCES CODE OF THE REPUBLIC OF ARMENIA WITH THE CONSTITUTION OF THE REPUBLIC OF ARMENIA ON THE BASIS OF THE APPLICATION OF LILIT MUSEYAN

 

June 22, 2016

GUESTS IN THE RA CONSTITUTIONAL COURT

On June 22 G. Harutyunyan, President of the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Armenia hosted the representatives of the Armenian Democratic Liberal Party led by Sergio Nahapetyan, Chairperson of the Central Department of DLP.

The guests were interested in the constitutional developments held in Armenia and in the further development of the relations of Armenia and Diaspora, as well as in formation of the national council.

Mr. Harutyunyan clarified some of these issues.

The RA CC Press Service

 

June 15, 2016

THE VISIT OF THE NEWLY APPOINTED AMBASSADOR

On June 15, G. Harutyunyan, President of the RA Constitutional Court hosted Timur Urazaev, the newly appointed Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Kazakhstan to the Republic of Armenia.

Welcoming the guest, Mr. Harutyunyan congratulated him on his appointment and wished fruitful and productive work. He also congratulated the Ambassador of the Republic of Kazakhstan on the occasion of the reappointment of Igor Rogov, President of the Constitutional Council.

Issues related to the current and future cooperation between the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Armenia and the Constitutional Council of the Republic of Kazakhstan were discussed.

The parties highlighted the importance of cooperation in the framework of bilateral and international organizations, as well as signified the development of the further effective cooperation.

The RA CC Press Service

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June 14, 2016

The Decision of the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Armenia

ON THE CASE OF CONFORMITY OF THE OBLIGATIONS STIPULATED BY THE MEMORANDUM ON RAPPORT OF VISA-FREE ENTRY OF CITIZENS BETWEEN THE GOVERNMENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF ARMENIA AND THE GOVERNMENT OF THE ISLAMIC REPUBLIC OF IRAN SIGNED ON JUNE 5, 2016 IN TEHRAN WITH THE CONSTITUTION OF THE REPUBLIC OF ARMENIA

 

June 10, 2016

PAN-EUROPEAN CONFERENCE IN ARMENIA

On June 9, Mr. G. Harutyunyan, President of the Constitutional Court, member of the Bureau of the Venice Commission of the Council of Europe, participated in the session of the Bureau of the Venice Commission, where the issues of organization of the 107th plenary session of the Commission were discussed.

Bureau session was followed by Mr. G. Harutyunyan’s working meeting with Mr. G. Buquicchio, President of the Venice Commission, and Mr. Sh. Durr, Secretary General of the World Conference on Constitutional Justice, during which the issues related to the concept of the Pan-European conference, which will be held on October 20-23 in Yerevan, were discussed.

On the same day the Scientific Council of the Venice Commission discussed the concept of Pan-European conference presented by Mr. G. Harutyunyan, where the following three issues were proposed to consider:

- the role of the Constitutional Court, in addition to overcoming the gap in law and legal uncertainty.

- the place and role of the systemic constitutional monitoring in the improvement and overcoming of the constitutional deficiency of the system of constitutional review.

- the role and significance of "Rule of Law Checklist" adopted by the Venice Commission at its 106th plenary session in continuous constitutional diagnosing and monitoring.

Mr. J. Buquicchio, President of the Venice Commission, Mr. J. Helgesen, President of the Scientific Council and Mr. K. Tuori and Mr. Ch. Grabenwarter, Vice-Presidents of the Venice presented their opinions on these issues. The Scientific Council attached great importance and approved Mr. G. Harutyunyan's initiative to hold Pan-European Conference in Yerevan considering the issues subject to discussion as of great importance for the future development of the European legal system.

On June 10, Mr. G. Harutyunyan participated in the 107th plenary session of the Venice Commission.

The plenary session of the Venice Commission, elected unanimously Mr. Kaarlo Tuori as the First Vice President of the Venice Commission.

At the plenary session of the Commission, Ms. A. Hovhannisyan, the Minister of Justice of the Republic of Armenia presented information on the progress and implementation considerations of the experts of the Venice Commission of the adoption of a new Electoral Code.

On June 11 the plenary session of the Commission will be continued.

The RA CC Press Service

 

June 6, 2016

The Decision of the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Armenia

ON THE CASE OF CONFORMITY OF THE OBLIGATIONS STIPULATED BY AGREEMENT ON THE TERMS, IMMUNITIES AND PRIVILEGES OF THE ARMENIAN-RUSSIAN HUMANITARIAN RESPONSE CENTRE SIGNED BETWEEN THE GOVERNMENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF ARMENIA AND THE GOVERNMENT OF THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION IN YEREVAN, ON MARCH 18 2016 WITH THE CONSTITUTION OF THE REPUBLIC OF ARMENIA

The Decision of the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Armenia

ON THE CASE OF CONFORMITY OF THE OBLIGATIONS STIPULATED BY AGREEMENT ON FACILITATING THE ISSUANCE OF VISAS SIGNED BETWEEN THE REPUBLIC OF ARMENIA AND SWISS CONFEDERATION IN GENEVA ON FEBRUARY 29 2016 WITH THE CONSTITUTION OF THE REPUBLIC OF ARMENIA

The Decision of the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Armenia

ON THE CASE OF CONFORMITY OF THE OBLIGATIONS STIPULATED BY LOAN AGREEMENT ON POWER SECTOR FINANCIAL RECOVERING PROGRAM SIGNED BETWEEN THE REPUBLIC OF ARMENIA AND THE INTERNATIONAL BANK FOR RECONSTRUCTION AND DEVELOPMENT ON MAY 12 2016 WITH THE CONSTITUTION OF THE REPUBLIC OF ARMENIA

The Decision of the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Armenia

ON THE CASE OF CONFORMITY OF THE OBLIGATIONS STIPULATED BY LOAN AGREEMENT SIGNED BETWEEN THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION AND THE SOCIALIST REPUBLIC OF VIETNAM TO THE FREE TRADE AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE EURASIAN ECONOMIC UNION AND ITS MEMBER STATES OF ONE PART AND THE SOCIALIST REPUBLIC OF VIET NAM OF THE OTHER PART SIGNED ON MAY 29 2015 WITH THE CONSTITUTION OF THE REPUBLIC OF ARMENIA

The Decision of the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Armenia

ON THE CASE OF CONFORMITY OF THE OBLIGATIONS STIPULATED BY LOAN AGREEMENT ON GYUMRI URBAN ROADS SIGNED BETWEEN THE REPUBLIC OF ARMENIA AND THE EUROPEAN BANK FOR RECONSTRUCTION AND DEVELOPMENT ON MAY 11 2016 WITH THE CONSTITUTION OF THE REPUBLIC OF ARMENIA

 

June 2, 2016

The Decision of the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Armenia

ON THE CASE OF CONFORMITY OF PART 1 OF ARTICLE 185 OF THE RA ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURE CODE IN REGARD TO THE PHRASE “AFTER ITS EMERGENCE” WITH THE CONSTITUTION OF THE REPUBLIC OF ARMENIA ON THE BASIS OF THE APPLICATION OF LILIT MUSEYAN

The Decision of the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Armenia

ON THE CASE OF CONFORMITY OF THE OBLIGATIONS STIPULATED BY THE AGREEMENT ON EXCHANGE OF INFORMATION ON TAX MATTERS BETWEEN THE GOVERNMENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF ARMENIA AND THE GOVERNMENT OF THE ARGENTINE REPUBLIC SIGNED ON JULY 7, 2014 IN BUENOS AIRES WITH THE CONSTITUTION OF THE REPUBLIC OF ARMENIA

The Decision of the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Armenia

ON THE CASE OF CONFORMITY OF THE OBLIGATIONS STIPULATED BY THE FINANCIAL CONTRACT “ARMENIA M6 INTERSTATE ROAD” SIGNED BETWEEN THE REPUBLIC OF ARMENIA AND THE EUROPEAN INVESTMENT BANK ON JANUARY 26, 2016 IN YEREVAN AND JANUARY 29, 2016 IN LUXEMBURG WITH THE CONSTITUTION OF THE REPUBLIC OF ARMENIA

 

May 18, 2016

The Decision of the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Armenia

ON THE CASE OF CONFORMITY OF THE OBLIGATIONS STIPULATED BY THE AGREEMENT ON THE COORDINATION OF THE ACTIONS ON PROTECTION OF THE RIGHTS OF THE SUBJECTS OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY SIGNED ON SEPTEMBER 8, 2015 IN GRODNO WITH THE CONSTITUTION OF THE REPUBLIC OF ARMENIA

 

May 12, 2016

The Decision of the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Armenia

ON THE CASE OF CONFORMITY OF PARAGRAPH 2 OF PART 1 OF ARTICLE 27 OF THE LAW ON NOTARY OF THE REPUBLIC OF ARMENIA AND SUB-POINT A OF POINT 1 OF PART 1 OF ARTICLE 3 OF THE LAW ON PRINCIPLES OF ADMINISTRATIVE ACTION AND ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEEDINGS OF THE REPUBLIC OF ARMENIA WITH THE CONSTITUTION OF THE REPUBLIC OF ARMENIA ON THE BASIS OF THE APPLICATION OF LUSINE ALEKSANYAN, NARINE SAKEYAN, HASMIK VARDANYAN AND GAGIK AVETISYAN

 

May 5, 2016

The Decision of the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Armenia

ON THE CASE OF CONFORMITY OF PART 1 OF ARTICLE 601 OF THE CIVIL CODE OF THE REPUBLIC OF ARMENIA WITH THE CONSTITUTION OF THE REPUBLIC OF ARMENIA ON THE BASIS OF THE APPLICATION OF KNARIK AND DAVIT TAHMAZYANS

 

May 2 , 2016

The Decision of the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Armenia

ON THE CASE OF CONFORMITY OF THE OBLIGATIONS STIPULATED BY LOAN AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE GOVERNMENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF ARMENIA AND THE FRENCH DEVELOPMENT AGENCY SIGNED ON JANUARY 26, 2016 WITH THE CONSTITUTION OF THE REPUBLIC OF ARMENIA

 

April 28, 2016

The Decision of the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Armenia

ON THE CASE OF CONFORMITY OF PARTS 1 AND 4 OF ARTICLE 132, POINT 3 OF PART 1 OF ARTICLE 136 OF THE RA ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURE CODE WITH THE CONSTITUTION OF THE REPUBLIC OF ARMENIA ON THE BASIS OF THE APPLICATION OF LALA ASLIKYAN

 

April 25, 2016

The Decision of the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Armenia

ON THE CASE OF CONFORMITY OF PART 1, ARTICLE 340 OF THE RA ADMINISTRATIVE CODE WITH THE CONSTITUTION OF THE REPUBLIC OF ARMENIA ON THE BASIS OF THE APPLICATION OF THE CITIZEN GAGIK CHRAGYAN

 

April 23, 2016

JOINT DISCUSSIONS AT THE CONSTITUTIONAL COURT OF AUSTRIA

On April 20-22, joint discussions on three topical issues of constitutional justice were held between the Constitutional Courts of the Republic of Austria and the Republic of Armenia.

The presidents of the Constitutional Courts of the Republic of Armenia and the Republic of Austria made presentations on the issue of "The Role of the Constitutional Court in Ensuring the Fundamental Rights of Direct Action."

Alvina Gyulumyan, member of the Constitutional Court the Republic of Armenia and Ingrid Siess-Scherz, member of the Constitutional Court the Republic of Austria made presentations on the issue of "Practice of Case Law of the Constitutional Court Regarding the Rights Guaranteed by the European Convention on Human Rights”.

Arevik Petrosyan, member of the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Armenia and professor Georg Lienbacher, member of the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Austria made presentations on the issue of “Status of Implementation of Decisions of the Constitutional Court in the Legal Practice”.

The two-day discussions were attended by all the members of the Constitutional Court of Austria.

Organization of such joint professional discussions in the domain of the constitutional justice is the most effective form of international cooperation and exchange of experience.

Austria is the first country which established the constitutional court /in 1920/; it has years of international experience and plays a leading role in this field. Active cooperation between the constitutional courts of the Republic of Armenia and the Republic of Austria has become conventional and is of significant importance in the terms of development of joint approaches to confront the new challenges of constitutional justice.

The RA CC Press Service

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April 20, 2016

The Decision of the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Armenia

ON THE CASE OF CONFORMITY OF THE OBLIGATIONS STIPULATED BY THE LOAN AGREEMENT ON “YEREVAN SOLID WASTE PROJECT” SIGNED BETWEEN THE REPUBLIC OF ARMENIA AND THE EUROPEAN BANK FOR RECONSTRUCTION AND DEVELOPMENT ON DECEMBER 11, 2015 WITH THE CONSTITUTION OF THE REPUBLIC OF ARMENIA

The Decision of the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Armenia

ON THE CASE OF CONFORMITY OF THE OBLIGATIONS STIPULATED BY THE FINANCE CONTRACT “YEREVAN SOLID WASTE - PHASE I” SIGNED BETWEEN THE REPUBLIC OF ARMENIA AND THE EURASIAN INVESTMENT BANK ON OCTOBER 16, 2015 WITH THE CONSTITUTION OF THE REPUBLIC OF ARMENIA

 

April 13, 2016

The Decision of the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Armenia

ON THE CASE OF CONFORMITY OF PART 2 OF ARTICLE 102 OF THE RA CIVIL PROCEDURE CODE WITH THE CONSTITUTION OF THE REPUBLIC OF ARMENIA ON THE BASIS OF THE APPLICATION OF CJSC “VTB BANK-ARMENIA”

 

April 6, 2016

GUESTS FROM DENMARK

On April 6 G. Harutyunyan, President of the RA Constitutional Court, hosted the delegation led by Ms. Else Øllgaard, Deputy Head of the Country of Origin Information (COI) Unit at Danish Immigration Service. Ms. Henriette Wittchen, Special Legal Adviser and Mr. Kenneth Mahler, Special Legal Adviser entered in the group of delegation.

The guests touched upon the issues of human rights protection in our country, peculiarities of examination of the applications submitted by the citizens to the RA Constitutional Court, as well as the opportunities provided by the new constitutional reforms.

The RA CC Press Service

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April 6, 2016

VISIT OF THE ATTORNIES

On April 6 G. Harutyunyan, President of the RA Constitutional Court hosted the well-known Armenian-American attorney Vartkes Yeghiayan, Head of “Yeghiayan and Associates” law firm and Attorney Mark MacCarley, retired general of the U.S. Army.

The topic of conversation was the developments in Artsakh.

The RA CC Press Service

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April 6, 2016

The Decision of the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Armenia

ON THE CASE OF CONFORMITY OF THE PROVISION “WITH THE EXCEPTION OF CASES PROVIDED FOR IN ARTICLE 5 OF THE LAW OF THE REPUBLIC OF ARMENIA ON ADVOCACY” STIPULATED BY PART 1 OF ARTICLE 40 OF THE RA CIVIL PROCEDURE CODE AND PART 3 OF ARTICLE 5 OF THE RA LAW ON ADVOCACY WITH THE CONSTITUTION OF THE REPUBLIC OF ARMENIA ON THE BASIS OF THE APPLICATION OF HMAYAK KHALAFYAN, ANAHIT VARDANYAN, VARDAN KHALAFYAN AND ANI KHALAFYAN

 

March 24, 2016

The Decision of the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Armenia

ON THE CASE OF CONFORMITY OF POINT 2 OF ARTICLE 2477 OF THE CIVIL PROCEDURE CODE OF THE REPUBLIC OF ARMENIA AND POINTS 1 AND 2 OF PART 1 OF ARTICLE 23 OF THE LAW ON COMPULSORY ENFORCEMENT OF COURT DECREES OF THE REPUBLIC OF ARMENIA WITH THE CONSTITUTION OF THE REPUBLIC OF ARMENIA ON THE BASIS OF THE APPLICATION OF “GOLDEN FIELD” LLC

 

March 17, 2016

CONSTITUTIONAL MONITORING
Information of Harutyunyan G.G., member of Bureau of the Venice Commission at 106th Plenary Session of March 12, 2016
[pdf, 0.3 mb]

 

March 14, 2016

THE INITIATIVE OF THE CONSTITUTIONAL COURT OF THE REPUBLIC OF ARMENIA ON CONVENING OF PAN-EUROPEAN CONFERENCE WAS APPROVED

On 10 March 2016, Mr. Gagik Harutyunyan, President of the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Armenia, Member of the Bureau of the Venice Commission participated in the session of the Bureau of the Venice Commission, where the issues concerning the agenda and activities of the 106th Plenary Session were discussed.

Within the framework of the Venice Commission's 106th Plenary Session of March 11-12, 2016 more than 20 topics, some of which concerned the Constitutional Tribunal of Poland and amendments to the Law on the “Constitutional Court” of the Russian Federation were discussed. The issue on the approval of the report concerning the list of main criteria of the rule of law was highlighted.

The Plenary Session of the Venice Commission also referred to the issue of preparatory process of an appropriate conclusion on the draft of the new Electoral Code of the Republic of Armenia. Mr. Evgeni Tanchev, member of the Commission informed that the Republic of Armenia requested the opinion of the Venice Commission on the draft of the new Electoral Code of the Republic of Armenia. Given that the next session of the Commission will take place in early June 2016, on behalf of the rapporteurs on this issue the Republic of Armenia asked for the permission of the Commission to come up with the preliminary opinion till the plenary session in June 2016, which was highly appreciated by the Commission.

The issue on the “Constitutional Monitoring” was also included in the agenda of the 106th Plenary Session of the Commission. Mr. Gagik Harutyunyan, President of the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Armenia came up with the report on this issue.

Referring to the importance of constitutional monitoring system and presenting the results of the study concluded in his monograph “Constitutional Monitoring” which dealt with the issue of checklists of constitutional monitoring, in particular the worldwide and challenging issue of the rise of corruption, as well as pivotal significance of the constitutional monitoring in the guaranteeing the supremacy of the principle of the rule of law, Mr. Gagik Harutyunyan came up with an initiative to convene a Pan-European Conference dedicated to the constitutional monitoring.

Mr. Gagik Harutyunyan also mentioned that on this occasion he had already held meetings and discussions with Mr. Jagland, Secretary General of the Council of Europe, Mr. Raymondi, President of the European Court of Human Rights, Mr. Buquicchio, President of the Venice Commission, who also emphasized the importance of organizing such an event.

Referring to the proposal of Mr. Harutyunyan and highlighting the importance of this initiative, Mr. Grabenwarter, Member of the Venice Commission supported the idea of organization of Pan–European conference dedicated to the constitutional monitoring and signified the approaches to the mentioned issue in the framework of the Venice Commission.

Taking into account the list of the checklists on the rule of law, the Venice Commission made a proposal to Mr. Harutyunyan to prepare conceptual approaches on the organization of the event, to suggest the format, the venue and the date, and to present the latter at the June session of the Commission.

On 12 March 2016, the Plenary Session of the Venice Commission was followed by the Bureau Session of the World Conference of the Constitutional Justice. A number of issues relating to the further activity of the World Conference were also included in the agenda such as financing, clarification of working methods of the Organization, establishment of closer cooperation between the participants as well as possible ways and means to make the work of regional and linguistic groups more efficient within the period between the Congresses.

During the Bureau Session, the topic on the preparatory work of the World Conference on the constitutional justice to be held in Vilnius in September 2017 was also discussed. The regional and linguistic groups of constitutional justice participating in the World Conference informed on their activities.

The RA CC Press Service

 

March 11, 2016

The Decision of the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Armenia

ON THE CASE OF CONFORMITY OF THE OBLIGATIONS STIPULATED BY THE LOAN AGREEMENT ON STATE SECTOR MODERNIZATION PROJECT 3 SIGNED BETWEEN THE REPUBLIC OF ARMENIA AND THE EUROPEAN BANK FOR RECONSTRUCTION AND DEVELOPMENT ON 18 NOVEMBER 2015 WITH THE CONSTITUTION OF THE REPUBLIC OF ARMENIA

The Decision of the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Armenia

ON THE CASE OF CONFORMITY OF THE OBLIGATIONS STIPULATED BY THE AGREEMENT ON PROTECTION OF PARTICIPANTS OF CRIMINAL PROCEEDINGS (WITH ATTACHED OBJECTION) SIGNED ON NOVEMBER 28, 2006 IN MINSK WITH THE CONSTITUTION OF THE REPUBLIC OF ARMENIA

The Decision of the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Armenia

ON THE CASE OF CONFORMITY OF THE OBLIGATIONS STIPULATED BY THE AGREEMENT ON PROVISION OF AN INVESTMENT LOAN FROM THE RESOURCES OF THE ANTI-CRISIS FUND OF THE EURASIAN ECONOMIC COMMUNITY FOR FINANCING THE IRRIGATION SYSTEMS MODERNIZATION PROJECT SIGNED BETWEEN THE REPUBLIC OF ARMENIA AND THE EURASIAN DEVELOPMENT BANK ON OCTOBER 16, 2015 WITH THE CONSTITUTION OF THE REPUBLIC OF ARMENIA

The Decision of the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Armenia

ON THE CASE OF CONFORMITY OF THE OBLIGATIONS STIPULATED BY THE AGREEMENT ON THE ESTABLISHMENT OF THE JOINT REGIONAL AIR DEFENSE SYSTEM OF COLLECTIVE SECURITY IN CAUCASUS SIGNED BETWEEN THE REPUBLIC OF ARMENIA AND THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION ON DECEMBER 23, 2015 IN MOSCOW WITH THE CONSTITUTION OF THE REPUBLIC OF ARMENIA

The Decision of the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Armenia

ON THE CASE OF CONFORMITY OF PART 6 OF ARTICLE 76 OF THE ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURE CODE OF THE REPUBLIC OF ARMENIA WITH THE CONSTITUTION OF THE REPUBLIC OF ARMENIA ON THE BASIS OF THE APPLICATION OF LILIT MUSEYAN

 

February 24, 2016

The Decision of the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Armenia

ON THE CASE OF CONFORMITY OF ARTICLE 71 OF THE RA LAW ON STATE REGISTRATION OF RIGHTS TO THE PROPERTY WITH THE CONSTITUTION OF THE REPUBLIC OF ARMENIA ON THE BASIS OF THE APPLICATION OF THE NON-GOVERNMENTAL ORGANIZATION "FREEDOM OF INFORMATION CENTER"

 

February 18, 2016

Text of the report of the President of the RA Constitutional Court G. Harutyunyan at the upcoming international forum “Legal aspects of harmonization of interethnic relations” (Tyumen, February 26-27, 2016). Presentation ppt, 1.5 mb

 

February 17, 2016

The Decision of the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Armenia

ON THE CASE OF CONFORMITY OF PART 4 OF ARTICLE 376.1 OF THE CRIMINAL PROCEDURE CODE OF THE REPUBLIC OF ARMENIA WITH THE CONSTITUTION OF THE REPUBLIC OF ARMENIA ON THE BASIS OF THE APPLICATION OF ROBIN OFIK OSKANIAN

 

February 10, 2016

The Decision of the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Armenia

ON THE CASE OF CONFORMITY OF PARTS 1 AND 5 OF ARTICLE 156, POINT 1 OF PART 1 OF ARTICLE 160 OF THE RA ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURE CODE WITH THE CONSTITUTION OF THE REPUBLIC OF ARMENIA ON THE BASIS OF THE APPLICATIONS OF KAREN HARUTYUNYAN, ARTAK GEVORGYAN, DAVIT HARUTYUNYAN AND VARTGEZ GASPARI

 

February 5, 2016

THE RA CONSTITUTIONAL COURT IS 20 YEARS OLD

On February 5, in the RA Government Reception House with the participation of President of Armenia Serzh Sargsyan a reception, dedicated to the 20th anniversary of the RA Constitutional Court, was held. G. Harutyunyan, President of the RA Constitutional Court briefly spoke about the necessity of establishment of the Constitutional Court and the passed route during these twenty years. (see the full version of Mr. G. Harutyunyan presentation at the end of this information).

The official reception was attended by Galust Sahakyan, Chairman of the RA National Assembly, Hovik Abrahamyan, the RA Prime Minister, Edward Nalbandyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Hermine Naghdalyan, Vice-Speaker of the RA National Assembly, leaders of the factions, heads of commissions, MPs, members of the RA Government, as well as heads of the diplomatic missions accredited to the Republic of Armenia (text of the speech of G. Harutyunyan was presented in Russian and English).

The guests received the new editions of the Constitutional Court: G. Harutyunyan’s book "Constitutional Monitoring" in Armenian, Russian and English, the Annual Report of the RA Constitutional Court on the status of execution of decisions of the CC, the journal "Constitutional Justice” and tessaraglot Almanac.

The full text of of the speech of G. Harutyunyan, President of the Constitutional Court dedicated to 20th anniversary of establishment of the RA Constitutional Court.

The RA CC Press Service

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February 4, 2016

The Decision of the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Armenia

ON THE CASE OF CONFORMITY OF POINTS 1 AND 3 OF PART 1 OF ARTICLE 53, POINTS 1 AND 2 OF PART 2 OF ARTICLE 53 AND POINT 4 OF PART 2 OF ARTICLE 57 OF THE CRIMINAL PROCEDURE CODE OF THE REPUBLIC OF ARMENIA WITH THE CONSTITUTION OF THE REPUBLIC OF ARMENIA ON THE BASIS OF THE APPLICATIONS OF THE PROSECUTOR GENERAL OF THE REPUBLIC OF ARMENIA

 

February 1, 2016

MEETINGS AT THE COUNCIL OF EUROPE

On January 24, 2016, at the invitation of the President of the European Court of Human Rights, the delegation led by Mr. Gagik Harutyunyan, President of the RA Constitutional Court, member of the Bureau of Council of Europe (Venice Commission) participated in Strasbourg at the opening ceremony of 2016 judicial year of the European Court of Human Rights and held a number of official meetings.

On January 26, G. Harutyunyan held a working meeting with Mr. Guido Raimondi, President of the European Court of Human Rights. The meeting was also attended by Mr. G. Kostanyan, the RA Prosecutor General, representative of the Government of the Republic of Armenia at the ECHR; Mr. A. Harutyunyan, elected as Armenia's Judge to European Court of Human Rights; Ms. A. Gyulumyan, member of the RA Constitutional Court, former judge at the ECHR, and other officials. During the meeting, a number of issues on enhancement and intensification of further cooperation between the Republic of Armenia and the European Court of Human Rights were discussed.

Mr. Harutyunyan congratulated Mr. Raimondi on the occasion of being elected as the President of the ECHR, wished him successful implementation of the undertaken commitments and invited on an official visit to Armenia, as well as participate in the annual international conference on the issues of constitutional justice which will be held on October 21-22, 2016.

On January 28, Mr. G. Harutyunyan held a meeting with Mr. G. Buquicchio, President of the Venice Commission. The meeting was also attended by Mr. A. Papikyan, representative of the Republic of Armenia to the Council of Europe, Mr. T. Markert, Secretary of the Venice Commission and Ms. S. Granata-Menghini, Deputy Secretary of the Venice Commission. During the meeting, the parties touched upon the role of constitutional monitoring in guaranteeing the rule of law and implementation of possible steps in that direction. In particular, Mr. G. Harutyunyan made a proposal to organize a pan-European conference on the issues of constitutional monitoring.

On the morning of January 29, Mr. G. Harutyunyan had a meeting with Mr. T. Jagland, the Secretary General of the Council of Europe. The meeting was also attended by Mr. A. Papikyan, representative of the Republic of Armenia to the Council of Europe, Mr. G. Kostanyan, the RA Prosecutor General, representative of the Government of the Republic of Armenia at the ECHR and other EU officials. During the meeting the sides touched upon the possible ways and means of cooperation with other institutions of the Council of Europe in strengthening the rule of law.

Within the framework of the official opening of the judicial year, Mr. Harutyunyan had private discussions with Mr. A. Sajó, Vice-President of the ECHR, Ms. A. Nussberger, ECHR Section President, Mr. E. Kuris and Mr. P. Pinto de Albuquerque, ECHR Judges.

The delegation from the Republic of Armenia participated in the seminar dedicated to the opening of the judicial year of the ECHR, titled "International and national courts in the fight against human rights violations: Genocide, crime against humanity, war crimes."

The RA CC Press Service

 

January 27, 2016

The Decision of the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Armenia

ON THE CASE OF CONFORMITY OF ARTICLE 244 OF THE CRIMINAL CODE OF THE REPUBLIC OF ARMENIA WITH THE CONSTITUTION OF THE REPUBLIC OF ARMENIA ON THE BASIS OF THE APPLICATION OF THE HUMAN RIGHTS DEFENDER OF THE REPUBLIC OF ARMENIA

 

 

January 21, 2016

The Decision of the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Armenia

ON THE CASE OF CONFORMITY OF PART 1 OF ARTICLE 95 OF THE RA ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURE CODE WITH THE CONSTITUTION OF THE REPUBLIC OF ARMENIA ON THE BASIS OF THE APPLICATION OF “BERMA” CJSC

 

 

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