According to the submitted bill, cases of return and failure to examine petitions for pardon have been established, and a mechanism for protection of the rights of victims and their successors has been approved. This is what Deputy Minister of Justice of Armenia Srbuhi Galyan declared during a discussion on the bill on making amendments and supplements to the Law “On pardon” at the National Assembly today.
In addition, there will be regulations for ensuring confidentiality of information related to the examination of petitions to grant pardon. According to the deputy minister, the development of this bill is conditioned by the need to make the institution of pardon more transparent and accountable and ensure protection of the victims’ interests. The deputy minister added that adoption of this bill will help rule out ineffective application of legislative norms, eliminate the gaps in the legislation and ensure the rights of a certain group of people.