Article 22. Rationale for the consideration of a case at the Constitutional Court
1. The Constitutional Court considers a case only if there is a corresponding application.
Article 23. Right to apply to the Constitutional Court
1. The bodies and persons referred to in Article 169 of the Constitution may apply to the Constitutional Court in accordance with the procedure prescribed by the Constitution and this Law.
2. In the case referred to in clause 8 of part 1 of Article 169 of the Constitution, legal entities may also apply to the Constitutional Court in accordance with Article 74 of the Constitution.
Article 24. General requirements for submitting an application
1. The application shall be submitted to the Constitutional Court in writing and signed by the competent person. The application shall be submitted in paper or in electronic form.
2. The following shall be indicated in the application:
1) the name of the Constitutional Court;
2) the name of the applicant (in case of legal entities – the trade name), registered address (in case of legal entities – the location) or residential address thereof if the address is different from the registered address; and where the applicant is acting through a representative – the name, registered address or the residential address of the applicant’s representative if the address is different from the registered address;
3) the article of the Constitution which serves as grounds for application to the Constitutional Court;
4) the request addressed to the Constitutional Court and the arguments of the applicant with references to the relevant norms of the Constitution;
5) in the cases referred to in clauses 1 and 5 of Article 168 of the Constitution, the name of the state or local self-government body or the official which adopted the challenged act;
6) the list of materials attached to the application.
3. In the cases referred to in Articles 68, 75 and 79 of this Law, applications submitted by at least one fifth of the total number of Deputies shall comply with the general requirements for submitting an application, as well as contain the required number of signatures.
Article 25. Materials to be attached to the application
1. The following shall be attached to the application submitted to the Constitutional Court:
1) the power of attorney or any other document certifying the powers of the representative;
2) the Armenian translation of all documents in a foreign language certified as prescribed by law;
3) in the cases provided by this Law, the evidence supporting the validity of the application;
4) other materials related to the Case at the discretion of the applicant.
2. With regard to the cases referred to in Article 69 of this Law, the applicant shall also be obliged to submit to the Constitutional Court the following:
1) the receipt of payment of the state duty in the amount prescribed by law or a motion for exemption from paying the state duty;
2) the final judicial act of a court of general jurisdiction or a specialized court by which the challenged provision of the law was applied to the applicant;
3) the copy of the identification document of the applicant;
4) the state registration number of the legal entity or the state recording number of the individual entrepreneur;
5) the copy of the identification document of the advocate acting as a representative, as well as the copy of the document certifying the status of the advocate;
6) the copy of the identification document of the person, acting as a representative confirming the higher legal education, as well as the copy of higher legal education certificate.
3. After the application has been accepted, the applicant party may submit new materials only upon the procedural decision of the Constitutional Court.