YEREVAN. – This bill defines the powers of the agencies of the Prosecutor's Office. Deputy Minister of Justice of Armenia, Srbuhi Galyan, stated this at the November 13 sitting of the National Assembly, during the second reading of the bill on Making Amendments and Addenda to the Criminal Procedure Code.
According to her, the bill clarifies the powers of the agencies of the Prosecutor's Office and clearly specifies the scope of their functions. "It is assumed that the prosecutor will no longer have the legislative power to conduct his own interrogation," Galyan explained. "Moreover, it is assumed that he should not personally conduct an interrogation."
Thus, from now on the prosecutors will be able to act only within the scope of their powers, which will be set out in the Criminal Procedure Code.
This bill also offers some other corrections. Thus, in the case of a court ruling, law enforcement and investigative bodies will be able to wiretap peoples' conversations and gain access to their personal electronic data.