In the wake of the amendments made to the Constitution, former President of the Constitutional Court of Armenia Hrayr Tovmasyan and three former judges (Alvina Gyulumyan, Hrant Nazaryan and Feliks Tokhyan) applied to the European Court of Human Rights with the request to restore their violated rights.
In an interview with Armenian News-NEWS.am, Gyulumyan said they still don’t have any news about the case examination, adding that people usually wait for four to five years for the examinations of such cases to end.
Asked if she and the other judges have different observations, Gyulumyan said they still have the same expectations.
The European Court of Human Rights had decided to not apply an interim measure and to reject the claim of the four applicants since it was beyond the scope of Rule 39. However, the Court also stressed that it is ready to examine the claim and, if necessary, view it as a priority.
The decision of the ECHR to reject the claim of the former judges of the Constitutional Court only concerns the application of an interim measure, that is, examination of the case through a special procedure, and the main verdict under the case of “Gyulumyan and others vs Armenia” has yet to be announced.