The entire state and legal system is simply undermined every time the verdict or decision of the Constitutional Court or other courts is questioned every time due to lack of confidence in the particular court. This is what first Ombudsman of Armenia, human rights activist Larisa Alaverdyan told Armenian News-NEWS.am, commenting on the situation regarding the decision of the Constitutional Court in the case of second President of Armenia Robert Kocharyan.
“I don’t accept the opinions that the judges of the Constitutional Court are not trustworthy and this is the reason why their decisions are null and void. Excuse me, but playing such games with the State is very dangerous,” Alaverdyan said.
Alaverdyan said she had addressed the Prime Minister with an open letter when the latter called on the people to block the entrances to and exits from courts. “Since then, Armenia is on a very dangerous path that leads to monarchy, but there is no ground or foundation for a monarchy in the society because the legitimacy and vote of confidence that the Prime Minister received when he was elected, didn’t imply monarchy or sole management. After that, no matter how many good deeds the government does and no matter how many good programs it carries out, the blow that was dealt on that day is the greatest danger for our country since it concerns Armenia’s national security.”