Latest technologies need to be used more actively, not pinning hopes on the testimonies of the citizens. Anna Vardapetyan, Assistant to the Prime Minister and the only candidate for the post of new Prosecutor General, said this at Wednesday’s National Assembly special session debates on the matter of electing the new Prosecutor General of Armenia.
According to the nominee, they no longer have the right to pin hopes on receiving information about a case or on "reporting a crime" based solely on verbal evidence or statements by the victims.
In her view, in the 21st century, in the presence of such a huge number of technologies, which, in fact, enable following and documenting virtually the entire societal life of a person, the above-mentioned methodology is outdated.
"Verbal evidence is important. But over time, they should be reduced in criminal investigation mechanisms—giving way to documented activities. From a legal and technological point of view, everything possible is being done to ensure the above-said," the candidate for Prosecutor General added.