Advocates strike called
06.06.2013
12:00
On June 6 the Media Center hosted a Panel Discussion on the advocates strike called on June 11 and 12. On the mentioned dates the advocates will not participate in any investigative activities, will not attend the sittings of the court thus expressing their disapproval of the Court of Cassation decisions on the admission of the applications.

The advocates complained against dismisses of applications by the Court of Cassation which often makes new decisions contrary to the previous ones without arguing the withdrawal from their own precedents.

The speakers included advocates Hayk Aloumyan, Samvel Jaghinyan, lawyer Ara Ghazaryan, Deputy Ombudsman Genya Petrosyan, Head of the Department of International Cooperation and Public Relations of the Judicial Department Arsen Babayan.

“The European Court of Justice monitors respect for the human rights of 800 million Europeans in the 47 CoE member States. And we say that the Court of Cassation doesn't manage to deal with the population of Armenia. It's ridiculous that the state bodies’ applications are always admissible by the Court of Cassation, whereas common citizens’ applications considered make an extremely low percent”, Hayk Alumyan noted.

Jaghinyan said that the strike is a way to show their consistency in pursuing the objective.

Ara Ghazaryan thinks there are more effective ways of struggle: “We should forget about the Court of Cassation, it’s not meant for resuming human rights, there is a Court of Appeal for it”.

Deputy Ombudsman Genya Petrosyan, certain that the issue should be publicized, expressed her support for the advocates’ action.

Arsen Babayan criticized the strike, comparing advocates with doctors who refuse to work not taking into account that patients may die. 

Photos
Videos
Print Friendly and PDF
More Press Releases
New procedure for drug provision in Armenia: restriction of the right to health or improvement of the sector?
07.03.2018
12:00
At the discussion on “New procedure for drug provision in Armenia: restriction of the right to health or improvement of the sector?” hosted by the Media Center on March 7, Anahit Zakharyan, chief child hematologist of the RA MoH, Associate Professor at the Chair of Hematology, YSMU, physician-hematologist at the Hematology Center after R. H.
Armenian Media Discourse on the Nation-Army Concept-2017: presentation of survey results
06.03.2018
12:00
From October 10, 2017 to January 10, 2018, the Armenian TV companies pursued a more one-line information policy on “nation-army” topics and the online media ensured diversity of opinions.
National Assembly monitoring: monitoring results of the 1st and 2nd sessions of the 6th convocation parliament
15.02.2018
13:00
“An unprecedented number of laws were adopted at the 2nd session of the 6th convocation NA,” stated Lusine Vasilyan, NA Monitoring Program Manager at the press conference hosted by the Media Center on February 15, summing up the findings of the NA monitoring of the 1st and 2nd sessions of the 6th convocation parliament.
“POSSIBLE IMPACT OF US SANCTIONS ON ARMENIA FOR ENGAGING IN MILITARY DEALS WITH RUSSIA”
14.02.2018
12:00
The US Embassy in Yerevan does not deny that in case of engaging in "significant deals" with Russian military industry complex companies, Armenia or any other country may be targeted by the new sanctions.
‘THE FATE OF ZVARTNOTS AIRPORT OLD BUILDING: ASSESSMENT OF THE NEW DRAFT’
08.02.2018
12:00
The draft Master Plan for 2018-2022 presented by the Concessionaire of Zvartnots International Airport and Gyumri Shirak Airport stipulates demolishing the old building of Zvartnots Airport.
Follow us on social networks
Registration of events
Services
Videos
Press Releases
Armenia-Turkey Events