Deputy Ministers of Justice of Armenia Anna Vardapetyan and Kristinne Grigoryan on Tuesday launched the series of public deliberations over the draft of the 2019-2023 Strategy for Judicial and Legal Reforms, as reported the press service of the Ministry of Justice.
The aim of the roundtable discussion, which was composed of an opening ceremony and five plenary sessions, was aimed at considering the draft of the Strategy and promoting the dialogue between representatives of civil society organizations and policymakers in the justice sector. It was held through the Support to the implementation of judicial reform in Armenia project funded through the European Union and Council of Europe and being implemented by the Council of Europe, in partnership with the Ministry of Justice of Armenia.
In her opening remarks, Deputy Minister Anna Vardapetyan greeted the participants of the discussion and presented the goals and directions of the draft Strategy. She thoroughly presented the goals of the Strategy and touched upon the creation of a platform for electronic justice, the strengthening of the rule of law through the transitional justice toolkit, the conduct of constitutional reforms, improvement of the electoral legislation, etc.
Touching upon the introduction of the transitional justice toolkit, the deputy minister underscored the idea of creating a Fact-Finding Committee that will explore the corruption schemes, investigations into the cases of servicemen killed during peace and deprivation of property for state interests in the period between 1991 and 2018.
The discussion helped raise the level of awareness of civil society organizations about the goals of the draft Strategy and the judicial and legal reforms agenda.