ArmInfo. On October 3, Prosecutor General of Armenia Artur Davtyan received representatives of the International Center for Transitional Justice and the Open Society Foundations and Justice Initiative. The meeting discussed issues of combating corruption, return of assets exported from the country, transitional justice, and prospects for cooperation in this area.
According to the press service of the Prosecutor General's Office of Armenia, Artur Davtyan presented unprecedented success in the fight against corruption in Armenia, noting the public's readiness to provide information and cooperation in this matter.
According to Davtyan, the most important institutional reforms have been carried out in Armenia, aimed against illegal enrichment, property declaration and introduction of an informant institute. However, an important challenge for increasing the effectiveness of the fight against corruption is to ensure the recovery of damage to the state and the return of assets exported from the country, which often requires unconventional approaches. As the Prosecutor General pointed out, the approach for the Armenian side is fundamental, which will ensure respect for human rights and will not violate the international obligations assumed by Armenia, and the tools used will not cause doubts in the context of its legitimacy. According to him, in this aspect it is important to learn international experience in transitional justice.
Experts from the International Center for Transitional Justice and the Open Society Foundations and Justice Initiative, in turn, presented successful experience on these issues in a number of countries, noting also possible risks. They expressed their willingness to provide expert assistance. On the issues discussed, the interlocutors came to certain agreements.
To recall, On August 17, speaking at the Friday rally dedicated to 100 days of his premiership, Nikol Pashinyan stated the need to create transitional justice bodies in the country. "We can need transitional justice bodies because there are many problems in our legislation," he said, adding that many countries have followed this path, and the international community welcomes this practice. Pashinyan also said that today many international organizations and partner states express their willingness to assist Armenia in identifying and freezing the accounts of high-ranking officials in other states and offshore zones, and returning them to Armenia. , - commenting on the words of the prime minister, Justice Minister Artak Zeinalan said.