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Memorandum of Understanding was signed between the Ministers of Justice of Armenia and Vietnam

22/10/2015
On 22 October Arpine Hovhannisyan, RA Minister of Justice and Ha Hung Cuong, Minister of Justice of Socialist Republic of Vietnam signed a Memorandum of Understanding on co-operation in the area of justice.

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Workshop on Article 2 of the European Convention on Human Rights

21/10/2015
On 17 and 18 October a workshop on Article 2 of the European Convention on Human Rights was held in Aghveran. The aim of the workshop was to improve the professional knowledge of the Staff of the RA Government Authorised Representative before the European Court of Human Rights with respect to the peculiarities of application of Article 2 of the European Convention.

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The main provisions of the RA Law “On probation and state probation service’’ are under discussion

21/10/2015
On 21 October a discussion was held — with the participation of Suren Krmoyan, Deputy RA Minister of Justice and Naira Avetisyan, Deputy Head of the CoE Office in Yerevan — covering the main provisions of the RA Law “On probation and state probation service’’ and the preliminary expert opinion on it presented by the Council of Europe.

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Minister of Justice met NGO representatives

20/10/2015
On 19 October a sitting of the Public Council adjunct to the Minister of Justice was held — chaired by Arpine Hovhannisyan, RA Minister of Justice — in which representatives from more than twenty NGOs took part.

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Minister of Justice received the delegation of the World Bank

16/10/2015
Today Arpine Hovhannisyan, RA Minister of Justice received the delegation of the World Bank. The Minister of Justice highly appreciated the mutual co-operation achieved with the World Bank and highlighted the successful progress of implementation of the programmes carried out with the support of the WB.

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Republic of Armenia Government requirements in the case of Perinçek were fully satisfied by the European Court

15/10/2015
On 15 October 2015 the judgment in the case of Perinçek v. Switzerland was delivered. Intervening as a third party, the RA anticipated formulations that could cast doubt on the reality of the Armenian Genocide to be excluded from the European Court’s judgment. In the judgment delivered today, the Court noted that it was not to determine whether the massacres and mass deportations suffered by the Armenian people could be characterised as genocide.

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Minister of Justice received the delegation of the Committee for the Prevention of Torture

15/10/2015
Today Arpine Hovhannisyan, RA Minister of Justice received the delegation of the European Committee for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (CPT).

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