Armenian Lawyers to Attend Conference in Germany

YEREVAN (Noyan Tapan)–An international conference to be attended by lawyers from many countries including Armenia–Azerbaijan and Georgia is to be held in Bremen–Germany–on April 14-16. The representatives of the three Transcaucasian countries will present at the conference the Election Laws recently adopted by the three countries’ parliamen’s.

At a meeting with reporters organized by the "Themis" public organization Chairman of the Civil and Economic Chamber of the Court of Appeal of Armenia Arman Mkrtumian said that attending the conference will be Mkrtumian himself–Chairman of Legal Service of the Armenian National Assembly Valadimir Nazarian–and Chairman of the Association of Banks of Armenia Bagrat Asatrian.

Mkrtumian explained the issues that are within the jurisdiction of the Court of Appeal under the newly adopted Code of Civil Procedure. Mkrtumian pointed out that in Armenia courts of all levels do not operate according to the higher court-minor court principle–but according to that of separation of functions.

He stressed that the Court of Appeal determines the legality of verdicts returned by courts. The Court of Appeal hears the cases submitted by the Prosecutor General–his assistants or by lawyers who have special licenses and are registered at the Court of Appeal.

Mkrtumian reported that the Court of Appeal submitted two amendmen’s to the Code of Civil Procedure for the Parliament’s consideration. Under the amendmen’s the parties in litigation are given the opportunity to appeal to the Court–and the Court is empowered to remit a case for further examination if no other evidence is required for this.

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