Deputy Minister of Justice of Armenia Kristinne Grigoryan yesterday participated in the remote Meeting of the Armenia-Council of Europe 2019-2022 Action Plan Steering Committee.
Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Armenian Avet Adonts and Head of the Programs Office of the Directorate General of the Council of Europe Verena Taylor delivered their opening speeches.
Deputy Minister Kristinne Grigoryan stated that the Armenian government continues to stay true to the values of the velvet revolution (strengthening of the rule of law, human rights protection, the fight against corruption and the pretentious judicial reforms), in line with the Constitution and the international commitments assumed by Armenia.
Touching upon Armenia’s strategies for judicial-legal reforms, human rights protection, the fight against corruption and reforms in the penitentiary and probation sectors, the deputy minister expressed satisfaction and emphasized that they were developed and are being implemented under the auspices of the close cooperation between the Council of Europe and Armenia. She also attached importance to the large number of advisory guidelines and supporting materials developed by various structures of the Council of Europe during the coronavirus pandemic.
Grigoryan also mentioned that the Ministry of Justice of Armenia has worked more intensively with the bodies of the Council of Europe over the past year and added that this attests to the Armenian authorities’ trust in the Council of Europe and Armenia’s commitment to develop the best working styles for strengthening of the rule of law and human rights protection.