a) Armenia / b) Constitutional Court / c) / d) 07-01-2004 / e) DCC-466 / f) On the conformity with the Constitution of the obligations set out in the International Convention for the Suppression of the Financing of Terrorism / g) Tegekagir (Official Gazette) / h) ..
Keywords of the Systematic Thesaurus:
Institutions - International relations.
Keywords of the alphabetical index:Terrorism, financing / Treaty, constitutional requirements.
The obligations set out in the International Convention for the Suppression of the Financing of Terrorism are in harmony with the principles of sovereignty, the protection of human rights and freedoms, and foreign policy, enshrined in Articles 1, 4 and 9 of the Constitution.
On the basis of an appeal lodged by the President of the Republic, the Constitutional Court considered the conformity with the Constitution of the obligations set out in the International Convention for the Suppression of the Financing of Terrorism.
The Constitutional Court stated that the Republic of Armenia assumed under the Convention the following obligations:
to establish as criminal offences under its domestic law the offences set out in Article 2 of the Convention and to make those offences punishable by appropriate penalties which take into account the grave nature of the offences;
to take appropriate measures in accordance with its domestic legislation, inter alia, for the forfeiture of the proceeds derived from the offences set out in the Convention; and
to afford other Contracting Parties legal assistance in connection with criminal investigation or criminal or extradition proceedings in respect of offences set out in the Convention.
The Republic of Armenia also assumes an obligation to cooperate with other Contracting Parties in prevention of financing of terrorism.
The Court found that the obligations set out in the Convention were in conformity with the Constitution.