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Judicial cooperation

9 October 2012
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On 9 October 2012 an EU-funded twinning project started to support reforms in the justice sector in Armenia. The main purpose of this two-year project is to provide the Ministry of Justice with an internal normative and organisational framework, which will enable it to work towards further approximation with applicable EU standards and member state best practices. This will be accompanied by a strategy on the priorities and methodologies for such an alignment. During the official launch of the “Approximation process of the EU acquis and policies on judicial cooperation, and capacity building of the translation centre on judicial sector terminologies and methodologies”project, the Ambassador of EU Delegation to Armenia, Traian Hristea said that ‘Armenia is an important country for the EU. The country’s judicial issues will be solved within the framework of this programme. We want this programme to have a serious impact on the Armenian judicial sector’. The Head of Staff of the German Minsitry of Justice, Wolfgang Schmitt-Wellbrock, stressedin his speech that the German Minister of Justice hadwelcomedthe programme and highlighted the participation of Lithuania. Hrayr Tovmasyan, the head of the Armenian Justice Department, said that Armenia had chosen a new perspective: approximation of Armenian legislation to that of the EU.

The twinning project will also aim to improve the level of proficiency of personnel employed in the three departments of the Ministry of Justice in charge of EU integration and the translation centre in order to better perform tasks related to the alignment of the justice sector with applicable EU standards. The alignment of legislation to European standards is vital for reforming the judiciary and facilitating further economic cooperation between the EU and Armenia.

The twinning project has been financed by the EU with a budget of €1 million and is being implemented by the Ministry of Justice of Armenia, the German Foundation for International Legal Cooperation – a mandated body funded by the Federal Ministry of Justice of the Federal Republic of Germany – and the Latvian Ministry of Justice as a junior partner.

Judicial cooperation

On 9 October 2012 an EU-funded twinning project started to support reforms in the justice sector in Armenia. The main purpose of this two-year project is to provide the Ministry of Justice with an internal normative and organisational framework, which will enable it to work towards further approximation with applicable EU standards and member state best practices. This will be accompanied by a strategy on the priorities and methodologies for such an alignment. During the official launch of the “Approximation process of the EU acquis and policies on judicial cooperation, and capacity building of the translation centre on judicial sector terminologies and methodologies”project, the Ambassador of EU Delegation to Armenia, Traian Hristea said that ‘Armenia is an important country for the EU. The country’s judicial issues will be solved within the framework of this programme. We want this programme to have a serious impact on the Armenian judicial sector’. The Head of Staff of the German Minsitry of Justice, Wolfgang Schmitt-Wellbrock, stressedin his speech that the German Minister of Justice hadwelcomedthe programme and highlighted the participation of Lithuania. Hrayr Tovmasyan, the head of the Armenian Justice Department, said that Armenia had chosen a new perspective: approximation of Armenian legislation to that of the EU. The twinning project will also aim to improve the level of proficiency of personnel employed in the three departments of the Ministry of Justice in charge of EU integration and the translation centre in order to better perform tasks related to the alignment of the justice sector with applicable EU standards. The alignment of legislation to European standards is vital for reforming the judiciary and facilitating further economic cooperation between the EU and Armenia. The twinning project has been financed by the EU with a budget of €1 million and is being implemented by the Ministry of Justice of Armenia, the German Foundation for International Legal Cooperation – a mandated body funded by the Federal Ministry of Justice of the Federal Republic of Germany – and the Latvian Ministry of Justice as a junior partner. [gallery link="file"]