Tuesday, May 21 2019 17:38
Ani Mshetsyan

Minister of Justice: Transitional justice is not a tool of revenge,  but of reconciliation

Minister of Justice: Transitional justice is not a tool of revenge,  but of reconciliation

ArmInfo.. Wetting and transitional justice are different institutions, and wetting is not related to transitional justice. The Minister of Justice Artak Zeynalyan stated  this on May 21 in an interview with journalists.  He noted that  transitional justice is not an instrument of revenge. "Everyone  believes that transitional justice is aimed at the implementation of  persecution, or revenge. In fact, there is nothing like that,  spoiling, it is intended to reconcile the parties," the minister  stressed.

He stressed that the National Assembly should resolve the issue of  transitional justice implementation.  "This issue has always been on  the agenda, but time goes on and nothing changes, so there is a need  to speed up the process. You should not link everything that happens  to the trial of Robert Kocharian's case, we had long intended to  introduce this system," the minister stressed. 

Zeynalyan also stated that the aim of the government is to create  free and impartial courts. "We do not need puppet courts, we need an  independent judicial system, unbiased and able to make really fair  decisions," the minister concluded.

Earlier, Prime Minister Pashinyan stated the need to speed up the  process of implementing transitional justice in Armenia and the  introduction of a vetting system for judges. 

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