YEREVAN. – Last night, misinformation was being actively disseminated that the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) has allegedly denied the appeal of the president and the judges of the Constitutional Court against Armenia. Siranush Sahakyan, the applicants' representative at the ECHR, noted this in a statement which also reads, as follows:
"We [hereby] inform the public that the case of the president and judges of the Constitutional Court is currently at the consideration phase. Moreover, the European Court, taking into account the nature of the violations and the importance of the issues raised, has ordered an immediate examination of the case. Based on the information presented on June 26 of this year, a number of questions were addressed to the Government [of Armenia] already on July 2. The court, in accordance with the established procedures, continues to provide the parties with deadlines for submitting positions. To that end, the European Court has already set a new deadline—August 28 this year, which further attests to the current attention to the importance of the case.
The allegations that the European Court has allegedly denied the Applicants' request to suspend the constitutional amendment process [in Armenia] are also untrue. (…) the question of the application of an interim measure to prevent continued violations of the Applicants' rights, as well as to ensure the enforcement of the judgment to be rendered, had been raised before the European Court.”