Karabakh Judicial System Reformed

YEREVAN (Noyan Tapan)–The judicial reforms implemented in the Nagorno Karabakh Republic are aimed at strengthening law and order in the country and creating legislation which would meet the requiremen’s of present-day democratic society.

Talking to Noyan Tapan–Head of the Karabakh Department of Justice Robert Hairapetian said that the reforms in the country are implemented taking into consideration Armenia’s experience and the peculiarities of the Nagorno Karabakh Republic. Instead three independent judicial links will be established: the court of original jurisdiction–court of appeal and court of cassation. The reforms are supposed to expand the legal framework for the purpose of protecting citizens’ rights.

The Karabakh Department of Justice is currently working on a number of legislative acts. The Laws on "The Bar,"Forced Execution of Court Decisions,"Service for the Forced Execution of Court Decisions," and "Court of Arbitration" were adopted by the Karabakh National Assembly. The Laws "The Prosecutor’s Office,"The Judicial System,"Status of Judges," and others were submitted to Parliament.

"Bringing the country’s judicial system to conformity with international standards will contribute to the Karabakh’s recognition as an entity of international law," Hairapetian said.

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