CONSTITUTIONAL COURT OF THE REPUBLIC OF ARMENIA
EUROPEAN COMMISSION FOR DEMOCRACY THROUGH LAW
OF THE COUNCIL OF EUROPE
A G E N D A
OF THE SECOND INTERNATIONAL SEMINAR IN YEREVAN
"CONSTITUTIONAL OVERSIGHT AND HUMAN RIGHTS PROTECTION"
October 21-25, 1997
Y E R E V A N
October 21, Tuesday
Arrival of Participants in Yerevan
Reception in Hotel Armenia
October 22, Wednesday
09.00-10.00 Meeteng with the Members and staff of the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Armenia at the Constitutional Court
10.00-11.30 Visit to the Memorial and Museum of the Victims of the 1915 Armenian Genocide
11.30-12.30 Visit to Matenadaran, the Repository of Ancient Manuscripts
14.30 Opening of the Seminar
14.30-15.00 Opening speach by H.E. Mr.Gagik Harutunian, President of the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Armenia
Opening speach by Mr. Christos Jakumopulos, Deputy Secretary of the European Commission on Democracy through Law, Council of Europe
15.00-15.20 "Problems of Improving the System of Constitutional Oversight in Human Rights Protection in Armenia"
H.E. Mr. Gagik Harutunian, President of the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Armenia
15.20-15.50 Exchange of opinions
15.50-16.20 "The Role of International Mechanisms in National Protection of Human Rights"
Mr. Jacques Rober, Member of the Constitutional Court of France,
Member of the Venice Commission
16.20-16.50 Exchange of opinions
17.00-17.20 "Constitutional Guarantees for Human Rights Protection in the Republic of Armenia"
Mr. Hrant Nazarian, Member of the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Armenia
19.00 Delegations meeting, dinner
October 23, Thursday
09.00-09.30 "The Institution of Ombudsman in the System of State Authority and Its
Link with the System of Constitutional Oversight"
Prof. Chezare Pinelli, Masserata University, Italy
09.30-10.00 Exchange of opinions
10.00.-10.20 "Reforms of the Judiciary
and Problems of Human Rights Protection:
the Example of Armenia"
Ms. A. Giulumian, Member of the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Armenia
10.20-10.50 Exchange of opinions
11.00-11.30 "Specific Problems of Human Rights Protection in Times of
Aivars Eindzinch , Prezident of the Constitutional Court of Latvia
11.30-12.00 Exchange of opinions
12.00-12.30 "The Individual Right to Appeal to the Constitutional Court as an Effective Means for Human Rights Protection"
Prof. Leh Garlitski, Justice of the Constitutional Tribunal of Poland
12.30-13.00 Exchange of opinions
14.30-14.50 "Individual Appeal to Constitutional Court: a Model for Armenia"
Mr. Felix Tokhian, Member of the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Armenia
14.50-15.20 Exchange of opinions
15.20-15.50 "Exercise of Social and Cultural Rights in Individual Appeal"
Prof. Paul Martens, Member of the Court of Arbitration of Belgium,
Professor of the Free University of Brussels
18.00 Visit to the Garny Temple and the Geghard Monastery
October 24, Friday
09.00-09.30 "General Constitutional Principles and Human Rights Protection"
Mr. Herman Schwartz, Professor of Law, American University
09.30-10.00 Exchange of opinions
10.00-10.20 "Non-Governmental Institutional System of Human Rights Protection"
Mr. M. Sevian, Member of Constitutional Court of the Republic of Armenia
10.30-12.00 Round-table, summary of the seminar results
12.00-13.30 Visit to Holy Echmiadzin and meeting with His Holiness Garegin I,
the Catholicos and Supreme Patriarch of All Armenians
14.30 Meeting of the Delegations of Constitutional Courts of the New Independent States
19.00 Reception on behalf H.E. Levon Ter-Petrossian, the President of the Republic of Armenia
October 25, Saturday
Departure of the Seminar participants
The Constitutional Court of the Republic of Armenia extends its gratitude to the European Commission on Democracy Through Law of the Council of Europe, The United States Agency for International Development, Budapest Institute for Constitutional and Legislative Policy and all the others who contributed to the organization of this seminar.