Justice Ministry unveils Judicial Code amendment bill

The Armenian Ministry of Justice has presented the bills on amending the Judicial Code and the constitutional law “On the Constitutional Court”.

The bills have been posted online for public debates.

“The presented bill package is called to provide effective and complex legal bases for the evaluation of integrity of judges in the following directions: property state (checking the legality of property), professionalism and respect towards human rights, impartiality (decision-making free of certain ties or influences). The proposed mechanisms of evaluation of integrity of judges has adopted the following principles,” the draft mentions.

In addition to fighting corruption in the judiciary, the mechanism of integrity evaluation will also enable to not disrupt the stability and independence of the judiciary, because the main responsible for the entire process will be the Supreme Judicial Council, which has the constitutional mission of ensuring judicial independence, and in the event of Constitutional Court Judges – the Constitutional Court.

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