Laws Passed Based on Clan Interests Say Deputies

YEREVAN (Noyan Tapan)–The National Press Club organized a meeting with members of the Deputy Club of the Union of Lawyers and Politologists.

National Assembly member Artur Baghdassarian–president of the club–noted that Armenia’still lacks a stable school of political science and the traditions of political science are only forming. According to him–among the missions of the Union is to "form politological culture in Armenia–which are based on national values."

Member of the club–parliamentarian Sergey Yeritsian stressed the importance of journalists’ role in establishing political thought and noted that they must ensure pluralism in the press and appear with serious analytical articles. "The politological thought must exist in person of journalists," Yeritsian emphasized and added that this time is not so far.

Club members said that parliament often passes decisions based on clan interests–groundless amendmen’s are offered–international agreemen’s are brought for ratification without any complex information. Baghdassarian reported that when they tried to publish those agreemen’s–it turned out that several documen’s were not even translated into Armenian.

Agreeing to the opinion that the political arena lacks any change of generations today–Baghdassarian noted that young political scientists are mainly forming the union.

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