What are the requirements for filing an application?
Article 24 of the Constitutional Law on the Constitutional Court prescribes general requirements for submitting an application. According to this article, applications shall be submitted to the Constitutional Court in writing and signed by the competent person.
The following shall be indicated in an application:
(1) the name of the Constitutional Court;
(2) the name of the applicant (in case of a legal person - title), registered address (in case of a legal person - place of location) or residential address thereof if it is different from the registered address; where the applicant is acting through a representative, the name, registered address or the residential address of the applicant’s representative if the latter address is different from the registered address;
(3) the Article of the Constitution which provides for the right to apply to the Constitutional Court;
(4) the request addressed to the Constitutional Court and the arguments of the applicant with references to the relevant provisions of the Constitution;
(5) in the cases provided for by Clauses 1 and 5 of Article 168 of the Constitution - name of the state or local self-government body or the official that has adopted the disputed act;
(6) the list of materials attached to the application.
Which materials are to be attached to an application?
With the reference to cases of determining the constitutionality of normative legal acts applied in relation to natural persons and legal entities through final judicial act under specific cases, the applicant shall be obliged to submit to the Constitutional Court also the following:
(1) a receipt of payment of the state duty in the amount prescribed by this Law or a motion on being exempt from paying the state duty;
(2) the final judicial act of the Court of General Jurisdiction or the Specialized Court, by which the provision of the law disputed by the applicant has been applied thereto;
(3) carbon copy of the personal identification document of the applicant;
(4) state registration number of a legal person or state record-registration number of an individual entrepreneur;
(5) carbon copies of a personal identification document of an advocate acting as a representative and of a document certifying the status of advocate;
(6) carbon copy of a personal identification document of a person having higher education in law acting as a representative and of a document certifying the higher education in law thereof.
According to Article 25 of the Constitutional Law on the Constitutional Court:
1. The following shall be attached to the application submitted to the Constitutional
(1) letter of authorisation or any other document certifying the powers of the representative;
(2) the Armenian translation of all documents in a foreign language certified as prescribed by law;
(3) in the cases provided for by this Law — evidence certifying substantiation of the application;
(4) other materials related to the case, at the discretion of the applicant.