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"Centre for Legislation Development and Legal Research" Foundation


Director: Tigran Markosyan

The "Centre for Legislation Development and Legal Research" Foundation was established based on Decision No 858-N of the Government of the Republic of Armenia of 25 August 2016.

The main goals of the Foundation are:

(1)    to support the development of the regulatory (legal regulation) policy of the Republic of Armenia, the introduction and enhancement of regulatory governance;

(2)    to carry out activities for the development of concept papers on the development of legislation that envisages new approaches to or is more important for the regulation of encompassing social relations;

(3)    to draw up annual plans for the drafting of legal acts;

(4)    to methodically organise and implement the process of developing drafts of legal acts based on the study of methodical guidebooks drafted by international organisations and law-making bodies in charge of development and enhancement of legislation and based on exchange of experience, including development and enhancement of methodical instructions to prepare for the drafting of legal acts;

(5)    to prepare, in case of drafting of legal acts, the concept papers thereof;

(6)    to analyse the existing legislation of the Republic of Armenia;

(7)    to develop recommendations regarding development of the legislation of the Republic of Armenia and introduce the bodies responsible for the given field;

(8)    to hold wide-format training courses for the abilities for drafting of the legislation;

(9)    to develop commentaries on legal acts;

(10)  to conduct comparative analyses of laws and publish materials and statements of information regarding the analyses;

(11)   to carry out innovative legal initiatives, conduct analyses and enhance contemporary law;

(12)   to assess the impact of non-mandatory regulation of legal acts drawn up thereby in sectors not reserved for other state bodies by law;

(13)   to carry out monitoring of the enforcement of regulatory legal acts in sectors assigned to the Foundation by the board of trustees;

(14)   to develop sufficient legislation for fulfilment of the commitments stipulated in the international treaties ratified by the Republic of Armenia in the sectors assigned to the Foundation by the board of trustees;

(15)   as a result of revision of regulatory legal acts in effect in the Republic of Armenia, to reduce the number of legal acts in the sectors assigned to the Foundation by the board of trustees, as well as carry out programmes and activities aimed at specifying and simplifying the legal acts;

(16)  to join local and international legal/analytical databases and ensure their accessibility to persons and institutions co-operating with the Foundation;

(17)   to co-operate with the centres for legislation development of different countries.

 

The Foundation itself may be involved in the following types of entrepreneurial activities:

(1)    organising and implementation of research, informational, expertise, analytical and advisory activities;

(2)    development of training and methodical materials and organising of courses;

(3)    provision of services supporting businesses and services for the development of business plans;

(4)    publishing activities.

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