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Almanac

"CONSTITUTIONAL JUSTICE"
Bulletin of the Conference of the Constitutional Control Organs of the Countries of New Democracy

Bulletin

EUROPEAN COMMISSION FOR DEMOCRACY THROUGH LAW
(VENICE COMMISSION)

RULE OF LAW CHECKLIST
CDL-AD(2016)007

Strasbourg, 18 March 2016

REPORT ON THE RULE OF LAW
Adopted by the Venice Commission at its 86th Plenary Session (Venice, 25-26 March 2011)
(in English, in Russian)

STUDY ON INDIVIDUAL ACCESS TO CONSTITUTIONAL JUSTICE
Adopted by the Venice Commission at its 85th Plenary Session (Venice, 17-18 December 2010) (in English, in Russian)


CONSTITUTIONAL MONITORING
G.G. Harutyunyan
Yerevan, "Njar", 2016, 352 p.
[in Armenian, English, Russian, pdf, 2.9 mb]


"Constitutionalism: lessons, challenges, guarantees"
(collection of the selected publications and presentations at the international forums dedicated to the given problems)
G.G. Harutyunyan
Kiev, Logos, 2011, p. 308
[in Russian, pdf, 1.2 mb]

 

 

 

April 25, 2016

The Decision of the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Armenia

ON THE CASE OF CONFORMITY OF PART 1, ARTICLE 340 OF THE RA ADMINISTRATIVE CODE WITH THE CONSTITUTION OF THE REPUBLIC OF ARMENIA ON THE BASIS OF THE APPLICATION OF THE CITIZEN GAGIK CHRAGYAN

April 23, 2016

JOINT DISCUSSIONS AT THE CONSTITUTIONAL COURT OF AUSTRIA

On April 20-22, joint discussions on three topical issues of constitutional justice were held between the Constitutional Courts of the Republic of Austria and the Republic of Armenia...

April 20, 2016

The Decision of the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Armenia

ON THE CASE OF CONFORMITY OF THE OBLIGATIONS STIPULATED BY THE LOAN AGREEMENT ON “YEREVAN SOLID WASTE PROJECT” SIGNED BETWEEN THE REPUBLIC OF ARMENIA AND THE EUROPEAN BANK FOR RECONSTRUCTION AND DEVELOPMENT ON DECEMBER 11, 2015 WITH THE CONSTITUTION OF THE REPUBLIC OF ARMENIA

The Decision of the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Armenia

ON THE CASE OF CONFORMITY OF THE OBLIGATIONS STIPULATED BY THE FINANCE CONTRACT “YEREVAN SOLID WASTE - PHASE I” SIGNED BETWEEN THE REPUBLIC OF ARMENIA AND THE EURASIAN INVESTMENT BANK ON OCTOBER 16, 2015 WITH THE CONSTITUTION OF THE REPUBLIC OF ARMENIA

April 13, 2016

The Decision of the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Armenia

ON THE CASE OF CONFORMITY OF PART 2 OF ARTICLE 102 OF THE RA CIVIL PROCEDURE CODE WITH THE CONSTITUTION OF THE REPUBLIC OF ARMENIA ON THE BASIS OF THE APPLICATION OF CJSC “VTB BANK-ARMENIA”

April 6, 2016

GUESTS FROM DENMARK

On April 6 G. Harutyunyan, President of the RA Constitutional Court, hosted the delegation led by Ms. Else Øllgaard, Deputy Head of the Country of Origin Information (COI) Unit at Danish Immigration Service. Ms. Henriette Wittchen, Special Legal Adviser and Mr. Kenneth Mahler, Special Legal Adviser entered in the group of delegation...

April 6, 2016

VISIT OF THE ATTORNIES

On April 6 G. Harutyunyan, President of the RA Constitutional Court hosted the well-known Armenian-American attorney Vartkes Yeghiayan, Head of “Yeghiayan and Associates” law firm and Attorney Mark MacCarley, retired general of the U.S. Army...

April 6, 2016

The Decision of the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Armenia

ON THE CASE OF CONFORMITY OF THE PROVISION “WITH THE EXCEPTION OF CASES PROVIDED FOR IN ARTICLE 5 OF THE LAW OF THE REPUBLIC OF ARMENIA ON ADVOCACY” STIPULATED BY PART 1 OF ARTICLE 40 OF THE RA CIVIL PROCEDURE CODE AND PART 3 OF ARTICLE 5 OF THE RA LAW ON ADVOCACY WITH THE CONSTITUTION OF THE REPUBLIC OF ARMENIA ON THE BASIS OF THE APPLICATION OF HMAYAK KHALAFYAN, ANAHIT VARDANYAN, VARDAN KHALAFYAN AND ANI KHALAFYAN

March 24, 2016

The Decision of the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Armenia

ON THE CASE OF CONFORMITY OF POINT 2 OF ARTICLE 2477 OF THE CIVIL PROCEDURE CODE OF THE REPUBLIC OF ARMENIA AND POINTS 1 AND 2 OF PART 1 OF ARTICLE 23 OF THE LAW ON COMPULSORY ENFORCEMENT OF COURT DECREES OF THE REPUBLIC OF ARMENIA WITH THE CONSTITUTION OF THE REPUBLIC OF ARMENIA ON THE BASIS OF THE APPLICATION OF “GOLDEN FIELD” LLC

March 17, 2016

CONSTITUTIONAL MONITORING
Information of Harutyunyan G.G., member of Bureau of the Venice Commission at 106th Plenary Session of March 12, 2016
[pdf, 0.3 mb]

March 14, 2016

THE INITIATIVE OF THE CONSTITUTIONAL COURT OF THE REPUBLIC OF ARMENIA ON CONVENING OF PAN-EUROPEAN CONFERENCE WAS APPROVED

On 10 March 2016, Mr. Gagik Harutyunyan, President of the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Armenia, Member of the Bureau of the Venice Commission participated in the session of the Bureau of the Venice Commission, where the issues concerning the agenda and activities of the 106th Plenary Session were discussed.

Within the framework of the Venice Commission's 106th Plenary Session of March 11-12, 2016 more than 20 topics, some of which concerned the Constitutional Tribunal of Poland and amendments to the Law on the “Constitutional Court” of the Russian Federation were discussed. The issue on the approval of the report concerning the list of main criteria of the rule of law was highlighted.

The Plenary Session of the Venice Commission also referred to the issue of preparatory process of an appropriate conclusion on the draft of the new Electoral Code of the Republic of Armenia. Mr. Evgeni Tanchev, member of the Commission informed that the Republic of Armenia requested the opinion of the Venice Commission on the draft of the new Electoral Code of the Republic of Armenia. Given that the next session of the Commission will take place in early June 2016, on behalf of the rapporteurs on this issue the Republic of Armenia asked for the permission of the Commission to come up with the preliminary opinion till the plenary session in June 2016, which was highly appreciated by the Commission.

The issue on the “Constitutional Monitoring” was also included in the agenda of the 106th Plenary Session of the Commission. Mr. Gagik Harutyunyan, President of the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Armenia came up with the report on this issue.

Referring to the importance of constitutional monitoring system and presenting the results of the study concluded in his monograph “Constitutional Monitoring” which dealt with the issue of checklists of constitutional monitoring, in particular the worldwide and challenging issue of the rise of corruption, as well as pivotal significance of the constitutional monitoring in the guaranteeing the supremacy of the principle of the rule of law, Mr. Gagik Harutyunyan came up with an initiative to convene a Pan-European Conference dedicated to the constitutional monitoring.

Mr. Gagik Harutyunyan also mentioned that on this occasion he had already held meetings and discussions with Mr. Jagland, Secretary General of the Council of Europe, Mr. Raymondi, President of the European Court of Human Rights, Mr. Buquicchio, President of the Venice Commission, who also emphasized the importance of organizing such an event.

Referring to the proposal of Mr. Harutyunyan and highlighting the importance of this initiative, Mr. Grabenwarter, Member of the Venice Commission supported the idea of organization of Pan–European conference dedicated to the constitutional monitoring and signified the approaches to the mentioned issue in the framework of the Venice Commission.

Taking into account the list of the checklists on the rule of law, the Venice Commission made a proposal to Mr. Harutyunyan to prepare conceptual approaches on the organization of the event, to suggest the format, the venue and the date, and to present the latter at the June session of the Commission.

On 12 March 2016, the Plenary Session of the Venice Commission was followed by the Bureau Session of the World Conference of the Constitutional Justice. A number of issues relating to the further activity of the World Conference were also included in the agenda such as financing, clarification of working methods of the Organization, establishment of closer cooperation between the participants as well as possible ways and means to make the work of regional and linguistic groups more efficient within the period between the Congresses.

During the Bureau Session, the topic on the preparatory work of the World Conference on the constitutional justice to be held in Vilnius in September 2017 was also discussed. The regional and linguistic groups of constitutional justice participating in the World Conference informed on their activities.

The RA CC Press Service

March 11, 2016

The Decision of the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Armenia

ON THE CASE OF CONFORMITY OF THE OBLIGATIONS STIPULATED BY THE LOAN AGREEMENT ON STATE SECTOR MODERNIZATION PROJECT 3 SIGNED BETWEEN THE REPUBLIC OF ARMENIA AND THE EUROPEAN BANK FOR RECONSTRUCTION AND DEVELOPMENT ON 18 NOVEMBER 2015 WITH THE CONSTITUTION OF THE REPUBLIC OF ARMENIA

The Decision of the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Armenia

ON THE CASE OF CONFORMITY OF THE OBLIGATIONS STIPULATED BY THE AGREEMENT ON PROTECTION OF PARTICIPANTS OF CRIMINAL PROCEEDINGS (WITH ATTACHED OBJECTION) SIGNED ON NOVEMBER 28, 2006 IN MINSK WITH THE CONSTITUTION OF THE REPUBLIC OF ARMENIA

The Decision of the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Armenia

ON THE CASE OF CONFORMITY OF THE OBLIGATIONS STIPULATED BY THE AGREEMENT ON PROVISION OF AN INVESTMENT LOAN FROM THE RESOURCES OF THE ANTI-CRISIS FUND OF THE EURASIAN ECONOMIC COMMUNITY FOR FINANCING THE IRRIGATION SYSTEMS MODERNIZATION PROJECT SIGNED BETWEEN THE REPUBLIC OF ARMENIA AND THE EURASIAN DEVELOPMENT BANK ON OCTOBER 16, 2015 WITH THE CONSTITUTION OF THE REPUBLIC OF ARMENIA

The Decision of the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Armenia

ON THE CASE OF CONFORMITY OF THE OBLIGATIONS STIPULATED BY THE AGREEMENT ON THE ESTABLISHMENT OF THE JOINT REGIONAL AIR DEFENSE SYSTEM OF COLLECTIVE SECURITY IN CAUCASUS SIGNED BETWEEN THE REPUBLIC OF ARMENIA AND THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION ON DECEMBER 23, 2015 IN MOSCOW WITH THE CONSTITUTION OF THE REPUBLIC OF ARMENIA

The Decision of the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Armenia

ON THE CASE OF CONFORMITY OF PART 6 OF ARTICLE 76 OF THE ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURE CODE OF THE REPUBLIC OF ARMENIA WITH THE CONSTITUTION OF THE REPUBLIC OF ARMENIA ON THE BASIS OF THE APPLICATION OF LILIT MUSEYAN

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XX YEREVAN INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE

NEW MILLENNIUM CONSTITUTIONALISM: PARADIGMS OF REALITY AND CHALLENGES

COMMENTARIES TO THE CONSTITUTION OF THE RA
[pdf, 9 mb]

THE DECISIONS OF THE RA CONSTITUTIONAL COURT ON THE CONSTITUTIONALITY OF LAWS AND OTHER LEGAL ACTS, NORMS
(1996-2010)
[pdf, 4.5 mb]

AXIOLOGICAL ISSUES OF THE CONSTITUTIONAL DEVELOPMENT FROM THE PERSPECTIVE OF THE CONTEMPORARY CHALLENGES
G. Harutyunyan, Doctor of Law, Professor [in Armenian, pdf, 0.3 mb]

CONSTITUTINAL ECONOMICS OR ANTICONSTITUTIONALISM /CORRUPTION/ OF ECONOMY?
G. Harutyunyan, Doctor of Law, Professor
[in Russian, pdf, 0.3mb]

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