Protocols Submitted to Armenia’s Constitutional Court

0413serj (Medium)YEREVAN (Yerkir Media)—The Armenia-Turkey protocols were submitted by President Serzh Sarkisian’s office to Armenia’s Constitutional Court three days ago, reported Court Chief of Staff Aroushan Hakopyan.

A full-court session must be convened within 20 days to determine a hearing date for the protocols, Hakopian explained. If within the 20-day time frame a consensus is not reached, the decision to convene a hearing is extended by 10 additional days. If a month passes from the time of submission and a decision is not reached, the protocols must be returned to the President’s office or the court must decide on further discussions.

The same full-court is also tasked with ruling on the constitutionality of the protocols, added Hakopian.

The court administrator was unable to say whether the hearings would be closed or open to the public.

Evidently, the ruling Republican Party parliamentary bloc chairman Galust Sahakian was unaware about the protocols having been submitted to the court. Responding to press inquiries on the possibility of the protocols never being submitted, Sahakian told reporters that Armenia will be advancing the ratification process through an already-announced approach, which Sahakian explained was for the Turkish parliament to first ratify the documents.

He explained that the border cannot open by only the Armenian side’s ratification.


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  1. Samvel Jeshmaridian, PhD said:

    Does the Internation Community know that Armenia has never closed the Armenia- Turkey border.

  2. Mihran Keheyian said:

    How can the president of the constitutional court of Armenia be an impartial judge regarding these treacherous protocols as the president of the court Gagik Haroutounian was in the party of Serge going round different countries in order to convince us all that these protocols were for the good of Armenia,which we all know its not the case.
    Gagik Haroutounian is in no position to make a judgement as he was actively lobbing for the protocols,he should do the honourable and resign from his position as he commands no respect any more, that also goes for the so called diaspora minister Hranoosh Hakopian who is there for the sole purpose of dividing the diaspora in order to pursue their agenda,their latest ploy now is to give medals to the diaspora individuals so that they can receive their support regarding these protocols,thus demeaning all the state medals in the process.

  3. areg mansuryan said:

    Serzh Sargsyan is a traitor. The sooner the Armenians understand this and get rid of this impostor the better. Ask for his resignation.

  4. Gayane said:

    I am going to have a heart attack.. wow…

    Someone just wipe this govt officials and get this over with aleady…