YEREVAN—Armenia’s prosecutor general on Wednesday introduced his agency’s 2014 report to the National Assembly, promising strong efforts towards fighting corruption and impunity.
Gevorg Kostanian said he hopes for a professional debate ruling out political bias. He added that the document reflects the key priority trends incorporated in his pre-election program back in 2013.
Kostanian said that an unyielding struggle against corruption and unprofessionalism and efforts towards eliminating permissiveness and ensuring neutrality have been and remain his key areas of concern in the sector.
“Large-scale work is being carried out in this period; more than half of the corps has been replaced and replenished with young human resources,” he added.
Speaking of the priorities, the prosecutor general said that they basically include three key criteria: literacy, honesty and diligence.
Kostanian reaffirmed that corruption and non-professionalism have absolutely no place in the system. “Never ever has a prosecutor declaring himself or herself above the law remained unpunished,” he noted.
He promised to ensure unbiased and adequate punishment for any transgression regardless of political or party affiliation. “All that is enforced absolutely on legal grounds,” he added.