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During a discussion on the protection of advocatorial secret, from the perspective of the case law of the European Court of Human Rights, atttorney Aramazd Kiviryan said there are different kinds and different manifestations of pressure on attorneys in Armenia.

According to the attorney, among the manifestations are the attacks of a certain sector of society on attorneys, depending on who those people represent.

Attorney Sargis Grigoryan stated that all international documents affirm the centuries-old principle of protection of advocatorial secret. “An attorney can’t perform his or her duties, if confidentiality of communication is not guaranteed in practice,” he emphasized and added that it is also necessary to maintain confidentiality of phone talks.

Attorney Irina Danielyan presented the approaches of the European Court of Human Rights to the concept of confidentiality of correspondence. “Communication needs to be confidential, regardless of the means of transfer of information,” the advocate emphasized.

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