Justice Minister:  The establishment of the Supreme Court is not an  obstacle to judicial reform

ArmInfo.The Minister of Justice of Armenia believes that the creation of the Supreme Court will not become an obstacle in the process of reforming the entire judicial system of the country. Badasyan stated this on August 31 in...

Justice Minister:  The establishment of the Supreme Court is not an  obstacle to judicial reform
ArmInfo.The Minister of Justice of Armenia believes that the creation of the Supreme Court will not become an obstacle in the process of reforming the entire judicial system of the country. Badasyan stated this on August 31 in an  interview with journalists, referring to the possibility of uniting  the Constitutional and Cassation Courts under the roof of the Supreme  Court of Armenia. The Minister expressed lack of understanding that some observers  believed such a move could destroy the judicial system. If so, then  the question arises, why was the semi-presidential system of  government destroyed and replaced by a parliamentary one? Thus, it is  possible to react to all reforms. As for the creation of the Supreme  Court directly, this issue is dealt with by the Commission on  Constitutional Estates, in which there are lawyers with different  positions, and this issue is being discussed in the commission>, the  Minister of Justice said. To note, on May 16, Armenia's Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan said  that the issue of possible liquidation of the institution of the  Constitutional Court is being discussed and the issue of creating a  Supreme Court is being considered. To recall, on August 24, the specialized commission with the ratio of  8 "for" and 7 "against" votes approved the concept of uniting the  Constitutional Courts of Cassation and creating the Supreme Court  instead. The question should also be raised for public comment.