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Agency for Expert Examination of Legal Acts

Head of the Legal Acts Expertise Agency: Karen Khtryan

The Agency for Expert Examination of Legal Acts of the Staff of the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Armenia (hereinafter referred to as "the Agency") is a separate subdivision of the Staff of the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Armenia (hereinafter referred to as "the Ministry") which, in cases prescribed by law and in certain cases — also by the legislation of the Republic of Armenia, provides services in the fields of legal acts and draft legal acts expertise, registration and record registration of legal acts, acting on behalf of the Republic of Armenia.

Goals and Objectives of the Agency:

1.    to ensure the organisation and implementation of compulsory state expert examination of compliance of draft legal acts, the departmental regulatory legal acts adopted by the heads of state administration bodies of the Republic of Armenia and the regulatory legal acts of local self-government bodies of the Republic of Armenia with the Constitution of the Republic of Armenia, the laws and other legal acts of the Republic of Armenia, as well as the requirements in the international treaties of the Republic of Armenia;

2.   to ensure record registration, state registration of the legal acts of the Republic of Armenia and ensuring implementation of the function by the depositary of regulatory legal acts;

3.   to ensure official publication and official republication of legal acts.

Functions of the Agency:

With a view to implementing its goals and objectives, the Agency performs the following functions as prescribed by the legislation of the Republic of Armenia:

1.    compulsory state expert examination of compliance of drafts of the laws of the Republic of Armenia, the regulatory decisions of the National Assembly of the Republic of Armenia, the regulatory decrees and executive orders of the President of the Republic of Armenia and the decisions of the Government of the Republic of Armenia and the Prime Minister of the Republic of Armenia (hereinafter referred to as "the legislative acts") with the Constitution of the Republic of Armenia and the laws and other legal acts of the Republic of Armenia;

2.   state expert examination of compliance of the existing legal acts of the Republic of Armenia with the Constitution of the Republic of Armenia, the laws and other legal acts and the international treaties of the Republic of Armenia and submission of relevant recommendations regarding compliance;

3.   state expert examination of departmental regulatory legal acts and other regulatory legal acts provided for by law;

4.   state expert examination of the regulatory legal acts of local self-government bodies;

5.   record registration, state registration of the legal acts of the Republic of Armenia and implementation of the function by the depositary of regulatory legal acts;

6.   ensuring official publication and official republication of legal acts.

7.   official incorporation of legal acts;

8.   coordination of legal acts and organising publication thereof;

9.   performance of other functions prescribed by the legislation of the Republic of Armenia.

Structural Subdivisions of the Agency:

1.    Division for Expert Examination of Legal Acts in the Fields of Constitutional and Administrative Law;

2.   Division for Expert Examination of Legal Acts in the Field of Private Law;

3.   Division for Expert Examination of Legal Acts in Tax, Customs Law and Other Financial Sectors;

4.   Division for Expert Examination and Registration of Departmental Regulatory Legal Acts.

The Statute of the Agency for Expert Examination of Legal Acts of the Staff of the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Armenia was approved by Decision of the Government of the Republic of Armenia No 1045-N of 5 August 2010.



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