The Anti-Corruption Court to be established in Armenia will comprise two instances. This is what Deputy Minister of Justice of Armenia Srbuhi Galyan declared during public discussions on the establishment of a specialized anti-corruption court.
According to her, in the first phase, an investigative body will be set up to investigative cases of corruption. There will be 25 judges in the first instance court, including 5 judges to investigate cases of civil forfeiture of illegal assets and 20 judges to investigate corruption cases. It is also envisaged to set up an instance for appeal.
Judges will be selected through filtering. This implies not only a competition, but also integrity check. Judges, investigators, inquest bodies and lawyers having been subjected to disciplinary liability with strict warnings can’t participate in the competition.