Khachatrian’s Book Published in Russian

YEREVAN (Noyan Tapan)–In the memory of Henrik Khachatrian–the late prosecutor general of Armenia and one of the most prominent figures of Armenian jurisprudence–"The First Constitution of the Republic of Armenia" has been published in Russian. The monograph contains an analysis of the Constitution of 1995–the history of the previous Constitutions–as well as explanations for what proper legal form the country’s Constitution must have. The presentation of the book was held on August 6–three years after Khachatrian’s assassination. His widow–Doctor of Law Aida Iskoyan–was also in attendance.

The participants in the presentation were–one of the authors of the current Constitution Vladimir Nazarian–Military Prosecutor of Armenia Gagik Jhangirian–Chairmen of the Chambers of the Court of Cassation Mher Khachatrian and Arman Mkrtumian–Prosecutor General Aram Tamazian and others who extolled Khachatrian’s work.

Aida Iskoyan emphasized that the rule of law was a priority for her husband. He always protected it even at the cost of his own life. The book begins with a few words to her husband–which–in particular–says that in the matter of forming our statehood there is nothing more important than ensuring human rights–establishment of rule of law–and making a man feel protected by the law. She also mentioned the "mysterious and obscure circumstances" of her husband’s assassination.

The book contains a number of appendages: the list of countries with different types of government–as well as with different systems of presidential elections and terms of presidencies. The book also contains the information on the presidential powers in different countries–including a list of international agreemen’s ratified by Armenia.

Aida Iskoyan said that she cannot imagine that any new information on her husband’s assassination still exists. However–she pointed out that his assassination was the result of Khachatrian actions. "The only thing I know is that no one of those who acquainted with Khachatrian would not raise his hand against him."

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