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2011

December 20, 2011

INTERNATIONAL PRESENTATION

   In November 2011 in Kyiv by the initiative of the Ukrainian Constitutional Court the new book of the President of the RA Constitutional Court, Chairman of the International organization “Conference of Constitutional Control Organs of Countries of New Democracy”, Doctor, Professor Mr. G. Harutyunyan was published. The publication of the collection titled “Constitutionalism: lessons, challenges, guarantees”, which involves publications and presentations at the international forums, was a unique and important event.
   On December 16, 2011 in Kyiv at the National Academy of Legal Sciences the presentation of the collection was organized. Academicians V.P Tikhiy, Yu.S. Shemshuchenko, Yu.V. Baulin, N.F. Selivon, M.V. Kostitski, Doctors, Professors N.A. Myalovitsskaya, P.I. Kirilyuk, A.R. Darbinyan, B.M. Polyakov, constitutionalists P. Stetsyuk, V. Poghosyan in their analytical statements not only appreciated the author's conceptual and doctrinal approaches to revealing the nature of the constitutionality and its establishment in the social practice, but also highlighted the huge role and international significance of the collection in the future development jurisprudence and constitutional practice.
   Professor Harutyunyan had a voluminous report on the subject “Constitutionalism: lessons, challenges, guarantees”.
   On the same day the delegation of the RA Constitutional Court in the framework of the working visit to Kiev had meetings at the President of the Constitutional Court of Ukraine, took part in the thematic round table, where the President of the RA Constitutional Court had a presentation on "Modern challenges to Constitutional Justice".

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December 8, 2011

FAREWELL VISIT

   On December 8th the Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of the United Kingdom and Northern Ireland in Armenia H.E. Mr. Charles Lonsdale had a farewell visit to the RA Constitutional Court and met with the President of the Constitutional Court Mr. G. Harutyunyan.
   Welcoming the guest Mr. G. Harutyunyan expressed his thankfulness to the Ambassador for the effective cooperation between the Embassy and the Constitutional Court during his taking office. The conversation was about guaranteeing the supremacy of law, the important role of constitutional courts, cooperation with the European Court of Human Rights, interstate relations of the RA Constitutional Court.
    The RA Constitutional Court President wished the Ambassador every success at his new workplace.

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November 28, 2011

VISIT OF THE USA AMBASSADOR AT THE CONSTITUTIONAL COURT

On November 25 Mr. G. Harutyunyan, the President of the RA Constitutional Court, had a meeting with the H.E. Mr. John A. Heffern, newly-appointed Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of the USA in Armenia.

Welcoming the guest Mr. G. Harutyunyan congratulated him on the occasion of the appointment and acquainted with the activity of the RA Constitutional Court.

The Ambassador in his turn thanked for the meeting and gave special importance to the role of the Constitutional Court decision, recently adopted on the basis of the application of the RA Human Rights Defender, in the protection of the right to freedom of expression. During the conversation the modern problems on the supremacy of law, constitutionalization of social relations were discussed. The both parties gave importance to the role of the RA CC decisions, adopted on the basis of the individual complaints, in the constitutional and legal developments of the country.

Mr. Steven Kesler, Resident Legal Advisor of the Department of Justice of the US Embassy, and Mr. Davit Khachaturyan, Legal Specialist of the Department of Justice of the US Embassy, participated to the meeting as well.

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October 25, 2011

OFFICIAL VISIT OF THE PRESIDENT OF THE RA CONSITUTIONAL COURT TO RUSSIA

The President of the RA Constitutional Court Mr. G. Harutyunyan, by the official invitation of the Constitutional Court of the Russian Federation, from 26-30 of October will visit Moscow and St. Petersburg and will participate in the official ceremonies dedicated to the 20th anniversary of the formation of the Constitutional Court of the Russian Federation.

Within the frames of the ceremonies a solemn session with the participation of the President of the Russian Federation, high ranked officials and large audience will be organized at the Grand Kremlin Palace, where the President of the RA CC will make a welcoming speech.

In the evening of the same day the participants of the session with the special flight will leave for St. Petersburg, where at the Palace of Congresses the two-day International Conference on the topic of “Constitutional Review; Doctrine and Practice” will take place. Mr. G. Harutyunyan, the President of the RA CC, the President of the Conference of the Constitutional Control Organs of the Countries of New Democracy, will make a report on the following topic: “The Actual Problems of Systemacy and Continuity of the Constitutional Review”. (The text of the report is already published on the web page of the Constitutional Court).

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October 13, 2011

OSCE EXPERT AT THE CONSTITUTIONAL COURT

On October 13 Mr. G. Harutyunyan, the President of the RA Constitutional Court, had a meeting with the OSCE Expert Mr. John Pearson who was in Armenia in the framework of the prosecutorial reforms which are being implemented in the state.

Mr. Harutyunyan and Mr. Pearson, who is going to prepare the report on the present situation of the Armenian prosecutor system, had an advisory, exchange of experience conversation about the issues regarding to the development of the judiciary system in Armenia, rule of law, strengthening of the constitutional justice, necessity of input of the constitutional complaint, creation of the conditions for guaranteeing human rights as a supreme value, and, generally, on the process of the further judicial reforms in the state.

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October 13, 2011

PHOTO CHRONICLES FROM THE XVI YEREVAN INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE

More than 50 delegates from 23 states and several international organizations participated in the XVI Yerevan International Conference dedicated to the 15th Anniversary of the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Armenia, the topic of the Conference was “Legal Consequences of the Constitutional Court Decisions in the Strengthening Constitutionality in the Country”.

During the Conference the participants presented 18 reports and presentations, around which multilateral discussions were made. The RA Constitutional Court also organized several cultural events for the foreign guests.

Some photos from the Conference are presented below.

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October 5, 2011

YEREVAN INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE

On 6 of October the XVI Yerevan International Conference, dedicated to the 15th Anniversary of the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Armenia will start. The topic of the Conference will be “Legal Consequences of the Constitutional Court Decisions in the Strengthening Constitutionality in the Country”. More than 50 delegates from 23 states and several international organizations will participate in this Conference.

The delegations of Albania, Bulgaria, Georgia, Latvia, Lithuania and Ukraine will be represented by the Presidents of Constitutional Courts of these states. The President of the Venice Commission of the Council of Europe Mr. Gianni Buquicchio will also participate in the Conference.

The discussed topic is not only urgent one for the countries of new democracy, but as well as for the countries of the classical democracy, as a result of which representatives of the Kingdom of Belgium, the Kingdom of Denmark, the Federal Republic of Germany, the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, the Kingdom of Netherlands, the Kingdom of Norway will also participate in this Conference. The presentations and materials of the Conference will be published by the organizers in the four-language “Almanac – 2011”, which is delivered to 107 countries and about 20 international organizations.

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October 5, 2011

THE PRESIDENT OF THE CONSTITUTIONAL COURT OF ALBANIA VISITED THE RA CONSTITUTIONAL COURT

On October 5 the President of the RA Constitutional Court Mr. G. Harutyunyan had meeting with the President of the Constitutional Court of Albania Mr. Bashkim Dedja, who by the invitation of the RA Constitutional Court now is in Yerevan and will participate in the activities of the 16th International Conference, which is going to start on October 6.

Mr. Harutyunyan introduced to the guest, who is visiting Armenia for the first time, the activities of the RA Constitutional Court.

Both parties emphasized the actuality of the topic “Legal Consequences of the Constitutional Court Decisions in the Strengthening Constitutionality in the Country” to which the 16th International Conference will be dedicated.

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September 13, 2011

THE OFFICIAL VISIT OF PRESIDENT OF THE CONSTITUTIONAL COURT OF THE REPUBLIC OF ARMENIA TO UKRAINE

On September 14, 2011 by the official invitation of the Constitutional Court of Ukraine the RA Constitutional Court delegation, composed of President G. Harutyunyan and Judge H. Nazaryan, will visit Kyiv with two-day working visit and will participate to the International Conference dedicated to the 15th anniversary of the Constitutional Court of Ukraine.

The RA CC President G. Harutyunyan, on the behalf of the European Commission for Democracy through Law of the Council of Europe (the Venice Commission), will make a presentation on the subject “Individual Constitutional Complaint; the European Tendencies of the Systematic Developments”.

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September 9, 2011

STRENGTHENING RELATIONSHIP IN THE LEGAL SPHERE

From 4-7 of September, 2011 the delegation of the RA Constitutional Court by the official invitation of the Legal Commission of the Standing Committee of the National People's Representatives Congress (NPRC) of the People's Republic of China visited China. As it is known, the NPRC, which is the highest state representative body in China, implements constitutional review in the state and for this institution it is very important to get acquainted with the present European tendencies in the sphere of the constitutional justice.

The Chinese party, which pays much attention to the further development of the Armenian-Chinese relations, which were initiated in 1992, when the RA Vice-President/Prime Minister G. Harutyunyan visited China with the official visit, today finds also important to develop cooperation in the legal sphere.

As a result of the meetings and detailed discussions between the delegation of the RA Constitutional Court and the Heads of the Supreme Court of the PRC, the Standing Committee of the National People's Representatives Congress of the People's Republic of China, its Legal Commission, Shanghai and Jinan cities and National People's Congress of Shandong Province and the other officials, the parties agreed essentially to stimulate the cooperation of two states in the law sphere, particularly in the spheres of the constitutional review, development of the constitutional justice and strengthening of the constitutionality. The parties also agreed to organize joint workshop on this issues in Yerevan.

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August 11, 2011

A meeting dedicated to the 20th anniversary the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Bulgaria and International Conference dedicated to the problems of the constitutional justice   on "Classical and Modern Trends in the Constitutional Review" was held in Sofia, on July 28 – 31, 2011. 
The President of the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Armenia held a speech on the behalf of the Conference of the Constitutional Control Organs of the Countries of New Democracy.  He also presented a scientific report dedicated to the problems of the systemic constitutional monitoring.

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June 23, 2011

VISIT OF THE DELEGATION OF THE RA CONSTITUTIONAL COURT TO GEORGIA

On June 23, 2011 by the invitation of the President of the Constitutional Court of Georgia the delegation of the RA Constitutional Court (President G. Harutyunyan, Member K. Balayan) has left for Batumi to take part at the International Conference on the Past and the Future of the Constitutional Review of New Democracies dedicated to the 15th anniversary of the formation of the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Georgia.

President G. Harutyunyan is going to make a presentation on “Contemporary challenges to the system development of the constitutional review” at the Conference (the text of the presentation is on the web site of the RA Constitutional Court).

In the framework of the jubilee events our delegation will have a range of official meetings.

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June 16, 2011

VISIT OF THE AMBASSADOR OF CHINA AT THE RA CONSTITUTIONAL COURT

On June 16, 2011 Mr. G. Harutyunyan, President of the RA Constitutional Court received Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of People's Republic of China in Armenia H.E. Mr. Tian Changchun.

Mr. Ambassador passed to the RA Constitutional Court President the invitation of the Law Committee of the National People's Congress of the People's Republic of China addressed to the delegation of the RA Constitutional Court to pay an official visit to China in September 2011.

The invitation was thankfully accepted. It was agreed to pass through the Embassy the invitation to Chinese colleagues to participate to the Yerevan International Conference to be held in October, 2011 in Armenia.

The other issues concerning the bilateral relations were also discussed.

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May 27, 2011

THE EXPERT ROUNDTABLE

On May 27, 2011 the roundtable on "The execution process of judgments by the European Court on Human Rights on Armenia" took place at the session hall of the RA Constitutional Court.

The roundtable was organized by the Armenian Chamber of Advocates and the OSCE Office in Yerevan in cooperation with the Council of Europe and the RA Constitutional Court.

Mr. Gagik Harutyunyan, President of the RA Constitutional Court had the welcomeе speech. He highlighted the subject to be discussed emphasizing that the execution of the judgments of the European Court of Human Rights and the decisions of the  Constitutional Court are in a certain way laid on the same level, and the justice should be carried out in the stage of executions of judgments as well. Mr. Harutyunyan expected serious and effective dialogue and discussion.
Mr. Karel Hofstra Deputy Head of the OSCE Office in Yerevan thanked Mr. Harutyunyan for organizing this important discussion at the RA Constitutional Court hoping that this event could be a new effective demonstration of the cooperation.

Mrs. Silvia Zehe Special Representative of the Secretary General of the Council of Europe, Mr. Rouben Sahakyan President of the Armenia’s Chamber of Advocates, and Mrs. Alvina Gyulumyan Judge of the European Court of Human Rights had the welcome speeches as well.

The book “The execution of judgments of the European Court of Human Rights by the Republic of Armenia: problems and peculiarities”, carried out by the Armenian Chamber of Advocates with the support of the OSCE Office in Yerevan was represented at the roundtable. The study includes the judgments of the ECHR on Armenia since the first one till the period of 2010 December.

Mr. Ara Ghazaryan, expert, made report on the analysis of framework and conclusions on the execution process of judgements of the European Court of Human Rights on Armenia.

The expert Artak Zeynalyan made report titled “The Review Institute of judicial acts in Armenia. The suggestions on development process of the execution process of judgements of the European Court of Human Rights on Armenia”.

Mr. Gevorg Kostanyan, Deputy of General Prosecutor of the Republic of Armenia, Military Prosecutor of the RA, the representative of Armenian Government to the European Court of Human Rights, made report on “The execution process of judgements of the European Court of Human Rights on Armenia”.

The report of the President of the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Armenia Mr. Gagik Harutyunyan was dedicated to “The efficiency of the Review Institute of judicial acts on the basis of new circumstances in the Republic of Armenia”.

Mrs. Alvina Gyulumyan, Judge of the European Court of Human Rights, touched upon the execution process of judgements and practice of the European Court of Human Rights.

Ms. Charlotte de Brutelle from Department for the Execution of Judgments of the ECHR, Directorate General of Human Rights and Legal Affairs of the European Court of Human Rights made a report on “The control on the execution process of judgements of the European Court of Human Rights by the Committee of Ministers: view from inside”.

During the discussions, trough questions and answers, many details were raised  around the topics of made reports.
Mr. Hrayr Tovmasyan, Ministry of Justice, Mr. Gagik Ghazinyan, President of the Bar Association of the Republic of Armenia, the members of the RA Constitutional Court, representatives of state structures of the RA, lawyers and other officials participated in the roundtable.

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May 23, 2011

XV CONGRESS OF THE CONFERENCE OF THE EUROPEAN CONSTITUTIONAL COURTS STARTS ITS ACTIVITIES IN BUCHAREST ON MAY 23, 2011

On May 22 and 24 Dr. Gagik Harutyunyan, the President of the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Armenia, had working meetings with the Presidents of the constitutional courts of Germany, Portugal, Croatia, Bulgaria, Lithuania, Latvia, Hungary, Georgia, Ukraine and Serbia as well as the delegates of the constitutional courts of Italy, Romania, Czech Republic and Poland.

Congress will continue its activities on May 24 and 25.

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May 23, 2011

PRESIDENT OF THE RA CONSTITUTIONAL COURT LEAVES FOR ROMANIA

On May 23-26, 2011 the XV Congress of the Conference of European Constitutional Courts will take place in Bucharest, Romania.

Besides the issues to be discussed by the Circle of Presidents, the discussions on relationship between constitutional courts and other state power bodies will be held.

The Constitutional Courts of all European countries have previously represented to the Congress their national reports on the abovementioned topic; President of the RA Constitutional Court G. Harutyunyan will make a presentation on this topic as well.

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May 10, 2011

VISIT OF THE AMBASSADOR OF THE USA AT THE RA CONSTITUTIONAL COURT

On May 11, 2011 Mr. G. Harutyunyan, President of the RA Constitutional Court received Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of the USA in Armenia H.E. Ms. Marie Yovanovitch.

The conversation was about the issues concerning reforms of the judicial system of the Republic of Armenia, development of the legislation, ensuring the principle of the rule of law, legal outcomes of the Constitutional Court decisions.

The Ambassador especially emphasized the role of the decisions adopted by the RA Constitutional Court on the basis of the applications of citizens in the constitutional legal development of our country.  

Mr. Steven Kessler, Resident Legal Advisor of the US Department of Justice of the US Embassy participated to the meeting as well.

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April 28, 2011

OFFICIAL VISIT COMES TO THE END

On April 27, 2011 the delegation of the Serbian Constitutional Court visited the Tsitsernakaberd Memorial Complex. The Serbian judges laid the flowers at the eternal fire and paid a tribute to the innocent victims of the Armenian Genocide. Then the guests got introduced to the documents of the Exhibition at the Armenian Genocide Museum-Institute. Mr. Dragiša Slijepčević, Head of the delegation left a note in the Commemoration Book of the Museum.

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Then the guests visited the Mother See of Holly Echmiadzin, with great interest watched the exhibits of the Mayravanq Museum.

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The members of the delegation of the Serbian Constitutional Court reverently approached the Monument to the Serbian pilots who hurried to the distressed population after the Spitak earthquake of 1988 and became air crash victims.

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The next visiting place was the Temple “Zvartnotz”. Constructed in the 7th century and ruined after the earthquake in the 10th century one-time beautiful luxury complex of Medieval Armenian architecture left a big impression on the Serbian guests.

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The social program planned for the quests was completed by the visit to Sergey Parajonov’s Museum.

On April 28, 2011 the delegation of the Serbian Constitutional Court had a meeting at the National Assembly of the Republic of Armenia. The conversation with Mr. Hovik Abrahamyan, Chairman of the National Assembly was about the relations of the Constitutional Courts of two countries, and in general, the Armenian - Serbian friendly relations.

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On April 29, 2011, the delegation of the Serbian Constitutional Court, who was in Yerevan with the three-day official visit by the invitation of the RA Constitutional Court, will return to home country.

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April 27, 2011

OFFICIAL VISIT OF THE DELEGATION OF THE SERBIAN CONSTITUTIONAL COURT

On April 26, 2011, by the invitation of the President of the RA Constitutional Court Mr. G. Harutyunyan, the delegation of the Serbian Constitutional Court, headed by the President Dragiša Slijepčević arrived to Armenia with the official visit.

The cooperation of these two courts has long history. Serbian colleagues participated to the annual international conferences organized by the Armenian Constitutional Court, had range of exchanges of information and experience, and in July 2010, by the invitation of the President of the Serbian Constitutional Court, the delegation of the RA Constitutional Court, headed by the President G. Harutyunyan, arrived to Belgrade with the official visit.

And now the Serbian Constitutional Court pays the mutual official visit.

On April 26, 2011 the delegation of the Serbian Constitutional Court in composition of President Mr. Dragiša Slijepčević, Judges Ms. Bosa Nenadić, Ms. Olivera Vučić, Ms. Agneš Kartag-Odri, Mr. Milan Marković and Secretary of the delegation Ms. Ljubica Pavlovic had the meeting at the RA Constitutional Court: Mr. Harutyunyan introduced the RA Constitutional Court members and staff to the quests and mentioned that by this mutual visit the friendly and effective cooperation was strengthening and becoming continuous: We are called to solve the same problem. I am sure that this cooperation does not have only bilateral character, its role is also emphasized in the framework of common international cooperation, - added RA Constitutional Court President. Then Mr. Harutyunyan briefly represented the activity of the RA Constitutional Court, especially referring to the cases considered on the citizens applications and decisions adopted on them, as well as to the other actual problems.

In his turn President of the Serbian Constitutional Court represented the activity of the Serbian Constitutional Court, made parallels between the functions of two Courts, emphasized the friendly relations of two Courts: The visit of the Armenian Constitutional Court paid last year, and this visit show the stable foundation of the cooperation of the Constitutional Courts of our two countries.

The meeting was followed by the active discussion of the problems of mutual interest.

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On April 26 the delegation of the Serbian Constitutional Court visited Matenadaran, institute of ancient manuscripts after Mesrop Mashtots.

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The official visit of the delegation of the Serbian Constitutional Court is continuing: meetings at the National Assembly, Ministry of Justice, with Human Rights Defender, as well as visits to the Mother See of Holly Echmiadzin, Temple Zvartnotz, Monument to victims of Armenian Genocide, Sergey Parajonovs Museum are planned.

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April 20, 2011

VISIT OF THE AMBASSADOR OF GEORGIA AT THE RA CONSTITUTIONAL COURT

On April 20, 2011 Mr. G. Harutyunyan, President of the RA Constitutional Court received newly nominated Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of Georgia in Armenia H.E. Mr. Tengiz Sharmanashvili.

The visit was cognitive. Mr. G. Harutyunyan congratulated the quest on the occasion of his nomination, made him acquainted with the activity, international relations of the RA Constitutional Court, especially the Armenian - Georgian relations, and high-level cooperation with the Constitutional Court of Georgia. Joint seminars and mutual visits have been organized with Georgian colleagues.

The both parties highly evaluated the friendship of two neighbor nations, expressing willingness to promote further partnership relations.

Mr. A. Hakobyan, Head of the Staff of the RA Constitutional Court also participated to the meeting.

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April 14, 2011

SEMINAR DEDICATED TO THE PROBLEMS OF DEVELOPMENT OF THE CONSTITUTIONALITY IN THE COUNTRY

On April 13 the seminar on The legal outcomes of the RA Constitutional Court decisions, aimed to make comprehensive discussion on actual problems of constitutional development in the country, taking into account the legal positions of the RA Constitutional Court, took place in the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Armenia.

The seminar was organised by the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Armenia and Consulatation for Legal and Judicial Reform in the South Caucasus GIZ Coordination office in Yerevan.

This is the 8th Seminar organised in cooperation with the German specialists for recent years. The President of the RA Constitutional Court opened the seminar and in his greeting speech ephasized the actuality of the topics to be discussed at the seminar, stressing that the discussion of this topic will be also continued at the Yerevan International Conference (with the participation of delegates from different countries) to be held on October 6-8, 2011. Mr. Vardan Poghosyan, the Head of the Consultation for Legal and Judicial Reform in the South Caucasus GIZ Yerevan Coordination office made a greeting speech and stressed the scientific and practical significance of the organisation of this seminar, where legal outcomes of the constitutional court decisions will be discussed.

During the seminar the President of the RA Constitutional Court Mr. G. Harutyunyan made the speech on "Scientific legal role and significance of the legal positions of the Constitutional Court".

Afterwards, Mr. Otto Luchterhandt, world-renowned Constitutionalist, Professor of the Hamburg University, summarising the German experience and making a deep comparative analysis, made a report on "The Role of Constitutional Court's decisions in an objective and subjective legal protection and as a source of law".

Constitutionalist Vardan Poghosyan addressed to the audience as a co-reporter.

An interesting and wide discussion started around the reports and the participants made reference not only to international experience, but also to the concrete solutions of existing problems both at the legislative policy level, and in the legal implemetion practice.

Minister of Justice Mr. H. Tovmasyan, Chairman of the RA Court of Cassation Mr. A. Mkrtumyan, President of the Armenian Bar Association Mr. G. Ghazinyan, the staff and members of the RA Constitutional Court and the Court of Cassation of the Republic Armenia, Members of Parliament, Presidents of courts, members of the Prosecutor's Office, lawyers, and jurists participated to Seminar.

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March 16, 2011

VISIT AT THE RA CONSTITUTIONAL COURT

On March 16, 2011 Mr. G. Harutyunyan, President of the RA Constitutional Court received Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of the Russian Federation in Armenia Mr. Vyacheslav Kovalenko. The issues concerning the official invitation of the RA Constitutional Court President to the events dedicated to the 20th anniversary of the establishment of the Constitutional Court of the Russian Federation were discussed. The Ambassador emphasized the fact that, in the framework of the events, by the participation of the President of the Russian Federation, other officials and public, the solemn session will be held in the State Kremlin Palace where the RA Constitutional Court President is also officially invited.On the same day the participants will leave for Saint Petersburg, where the two-day seminar on Constitutional review. Doctrine and practice will be held at the Palace of Congresses.

The Ambassador emphasized the special approach according to which the welcome speech of Mr. G. Harutyunyan at the solemn session, as well as his presentation at the international seminar in Saint Petersburg is programmed.

Mr. Harutyunyan has gratefully accepted the invitation.

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February 25, 2011

REPRESENTATIVES OF THE IRZ FOUNDATION IN THE CONSTITUTIONAL COURT

The German Foundation for International Cooperation (IRZ-Stiftung), with assignment of Federal Government of Germany, is aimed to support to the reforms of legal system and justice in the Republic of Armenia.

On February 24 President of the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Armenia G. Harutyunyan received Ms. Britta Schwarz and Mr. Falk Bomsdorf, charged for the preparation of future projects to be implemented in Armenia.

They have spoken of the possible cooperation with the IRZ Foundation in the field of acting legal reforms in Armenia.

Afterwards, the guests watched the exibition opened and placed in the Constitutional Court building on the ocassion of 15th Anniversary of the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Armenia.

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January 24, 2011

THE 2ND CONGRESS OF THE WORLD CONFERENCE ON CONSTITUTIONAL JUSTICE IS COMPLETED

The 2nd Congress of the World Conference on Constitutional Justice was held in the hallat the Sofitel Rio de Janeiro Copacabana Hotel on 16 - 18 January 2011 with participation of delegations of 91 countries and 18 international organizations.

Mr. Christoph Grabenwarter, Co-President of the Joint Council on Constitutional Justice of the Venice Commission, the key speaker of the first plenary session of the Congress emphasized that the planned pivotal discussions would be held especially on such fundamental problems as those the President of the RA Constitutional Court referred to in his written presentation.

Mr. Gianni Buquicchio, the President of the Venice Commission in his turn valued the acquisition of the international developments of the recent years on the example of Armenia taking into consideration the fact of the huge contribution of the Armenian Constitutional Court into development of this field, as well as into reveal and solution of different fundamental problems of international significance.

Mr. G. Harutyunyan, President of the RA Constitutional Court chaired the final plenary session of the Congress where the main approaches were discussed which will be decisive for the improvement of the effectiveness of constitutional justice in different countries in future.
The President of the RA Constitutional Court participated to the sessions of Bureau of the Congress, where in particular was decided to conduct the next Congress in Seoul, South Korea in 2014.

In the framework of the Congress the President of the RA Constitutional Court had working meetings with delegations of Austria, Hungary, Thailand, Algeria, Andorra, Russian Federation, Ukraine, Latvia, Moldova, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Serbia, Croatia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, South Korea, Canada.

On January 20 the President of the RA Constitutional Court laid the wreath to the monument of the victims of Armenian genocide, had meetings with members of the Administrative Council of Armenian Apostolic Church St. George, members of the Brazilian local body of Hayastan All-Armenian Fund, executives and members of the Brazilian branch of the Armenian General Benevolent Union, various organizations of Brazilian Armenians, as well as lawyers, and youth representatives. Mr. Ashot Eghiazaryan, the Extraordinary and plenipotentiary ambassador of the Republic of Armenia in Brazil and Ms. Tiruhi Burmayan, Member of the Board of Trustees of Hayastan All-Armenian Fund participated to those meetings.

Embassy of the Republic of Armenia in the federal republic of Brazil
21.01.2011

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January 12, 2011

THE PRESIDENT OF THE RA CONSTITUTIONAL COURT LEAVES FOR BRAZIL

The 2nd Congress of the World Conference on Constitutional Justice will be held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil from 16 to 18 January 2011. The topic of the 2nd Congress will be Separation of Powers and Independence of Constitutional Courts and Equivalent Bodies.

The bodies of constitutional review of more than 125 countries are included in this organization; representatives of about 100 countries will take part in this Congress. The work of the Congress is coordinated by the Bureau, which was elected during the first Congress of the World Conference on Constitutional Justice (23 to 24 January, 2009, Cape Town, Republic of South Africa); the session of the Bureau will be invited on 16 January 2011. Professor G. Harutyunyan, the President of the RA Constitutional Court, Member of Bureau of the Congress of the World Conference on Constitutional Justice will chair the third plenary session of the Congress and will make a presentation at the first plenary session.

The text of the presentation (in Russian and in English) of Mr. Harutyunyan is placed on the web site of the RA Constitutional Court and on the web site of the Congress.

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