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Reforms to Judge Appointments

4 September 2014
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On 26 August a public discussion on the procedure of judges’ appointments and testing system took place at the Armenian Ministry of Justice. Representatives of the ministry, civil society and international experts were invited to take part. The event was organised within the framework of the EU-funded “Support to Justice Reform in Armenia” programme.

The aim of the discussion was to establish sustainable dialogue between non-profit organisations and judicial experts. Minister of Justice Artyom Geghamyan noted the importance of the public nature of the event: ‘The Ministry of Justice highly appreciates the importance of open discussions, especially with representatives of civil society regarding judicial reforms. All the ideas and standpoints voiced during this meeting will be taken into consideration later during further judicial reforms’.

Representative of the Ministry of Justice Hovhannes Hovakimyan gave a presentation on improvements to the appointment of judges, to how they are tested and evaluated, to how their work is appreciated, to disciplinary penalties, and to their independence.

Reforms to Judge Appointments

On 26 August a public discussion on the procedure of judges’ appointments and testing system took place at the Armenian Ministry of Justice. Representatives of the ministry, civil society and international experts were invited to take part. The event was organised within the framework of the EU-funded “Support to Justice Reform in Armenia” programme. The aim of the discussion was to establish sustainable dialogue between non-profit organisations and judicial experts. Minister of Justice Artyom Geghamyan noted the importance of the public nature of the event: ‘The Ministry of Justice highly appreciates the importance of open discussions, especially with representatives of civil society regarding judicial reforms. All the ideas and standpoints voiced during this meeting will be taken into consideration later during further judicial reforms’. Representative of the Ministry of Justice Hovhannes Hovakimyan gave a presentation on improvements to the appointment of judges, to how they are tested and evaluated, to how their work is appreciated, to disciplinary penalties, and to their independence.