ArmInfo. The Union of Judges of the Republic of Armenia made a statement regarding the statements made in recent days, "discrediting the honor and dignity of judges, degrading the authority of the judiciary"The statement, in particular, states:
"The Union of Judges once again considers it necessary to draw the attention of the authorities of the Republic of Armenia, officials, public and political organizations, the media, and citizens to the fact that the independence and impartiality of judges is an absolute prohibition any interference with the administration of justice and disrespect for judges, in all rule of law states and in the Republic of Armenia, are of paramount importance and as constitutional ravovye principles are guaranteed and protected by the state.
The society is obliged to respect the principle of independence of the judge, not to put pressure on him, not to interfere in the administration of justice. itmeans that any person should exercise caution and restraint in his public speeches regarding the activities of the courts and judges. According to the case law of the European Court, the judges are given the highest degree of protection of their authority compared to representatives of other branches of government.Meanwhile, in recent days, attempts have been made of gross public defiance of the principle of the independence of judges. The reputation of the judge must be protected from any encroachment. Acknowledging the above, the Union of Judges calls upon the authorities of the Republic of Armenia, officials, public and political organizations, the media, as well as citizens to display behavior based on the principles of the rule of law and the rule of law, to refrain from public statements discrediting the authority of judges, insulting judges and questioning their impartiality to the public>.At the same time, the Union recognizes that the judiciary needs reforms that should be aimed at improving the efficiency of justice in the country and strengthening the rule of law.