President of the CC (1996-2018)
Gagik Harutyunyan

Was born on March 23, 1948 in Armenia

  • 1970
    graduated from the faculty of Economics of the Yerevan State University with honour, thereafter was a post-graduate student in the Yerevan State University.
  • 1973
    was a lecturer in the Yerevan State University, then was the chief lecturer, Docent in the Institute of National Economics.
  • 1977-1978
    conducted scientific research at the Belgrade University (Yugoslavia)
  • 1982-1987
    was an economist-lecturer in the Central Committee of Communist Party of the Armenian Republic.
  • 1987
    was appointed as a head of the Social-Economic Department of the Central Committee.
  • 1990
    was elected as a Deputy of Supreme Council of the Republic of Armenia, in the same year was elected as a Vice-Chairman of the Supreme Council of the Republic of Armenia.
  • 1991
    was elected as a Vice-President of the Republic of Armenia.
  • From November 1991 to July 1992
    has carried out duties of Prime-Minister of the Republic of Armenia.
  • On February 6, 1996
    was nominated as the President of the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Armenia.
  • 1996-2009
    President of the Center of Constitutional Law of the Republic of Armenia.
  • In December 1997
    was elected as a Member of International Academy of Information.
  • Since 1997
    has been a member of the European Commission for Democracy through Law of the Council of Europe (Venice Commission).
  • Since November 1998
    мember of International Association of Constitutional Law.
  • 2014-2017
    member of the Bureau of the Venice Commission.
  • Since 2009
    member of the Bureau of the World Conference on Constitutional Justice.
  • 2014-2015
    Chairman of the Bureau of the World Conference on Constitutional Justice.
  • On 23 April, 1998
    According to the Decree of the President of the Republic of Armenia Gagik Harutyunyan was awarded The High Judicial Qualification of a Judge.
  • In March 1999
    defended the dissertation on "Constitutional Court in the state power system" (comparative analysis). G. Harutyunyan is a Doctor of Law, Professor.


Lectured at the Yerevan State University, Slavoniic, French, American universities, the Academy of Management (Armenia), Moscow State University after Lomonosov, Clermont-Ferrand University (France), Cambridge University (England).

Author of more than 150 scientific publications and 35 monographs (in Armenian, Russian, English, French and German) dedicated on the basic issues of Regional Development, State Governing, Democratization of Society, Constitutional Law and Constitutional Justice. Participated and made presentations at more than 70 international scientific and practical conferences on issues dedicated to Constitutional Law, and especially to Constitutional Justice.

Scientific-methodological works