During a discussion on the protection of advocatorial secret, attorney Ara Ghazaryan said Armenia is shaping a new approach to the admissibility of interference in the activities of attorneys and brought up the example of an incident that recently took place in his practice.
“Twenty days ago, we received the materials of a well-known case. There are dozens of pages of shorthand of a conversation between a client and an attorney. This is a new and unprecedented policy,” the attorney stated.
According to him, whereas the court’s actions to wiretap the accused-on-trial is clear, what is unclear is the behavior of the investigator who should have stopped the wiretapping and eliminated the shorthand immediately after he or she realized that the accused-on-trial is talking to his or her attorney.