ArmInfo. "The head of the Constitutional Court of Armenia Hrayr Tovmasyan is not the light of my eyes, but this does not prevent me from telling the truth," such an opinion at a briefing at the National RA Prosperous Armenia faction member Gevorg Petrosyan expressed the RA meeting /.
Answering the question of how the faction relates to the initiative of the My Step parliamentary faction to terminate the powers of the head of the Constitutional Court and whether the PAP will join this proposal, Petrosyan explained that according to the Constitutional Law on the Constitutional Court, there are exhaustively listed reasons sufficient to so that the COP decides to terminate the authority of its member. "And if the faction of power decided to start the initiative, then it can hold it in the National Assembly, but the Constitutional Court itself must decide the issue of dismissal," he explained.
According to the deputy, the PAP is not a political force that will mechanically join this or that initiative without understanding its tasks. "Now all those who come forward with such initiatives, according to the current legislation of the Republic of Armenia, are obliged 3/5 of the total number of deputies to present this initiative, what decision the COP will take, we do not have the right to express a biased opinion. I regard these opinions more as pressure on court. Let the court decide>, said Petrosyan.
He noted that at the moment the PAP does not see such a task, and in the Constitutional Court there is no such situation that would be uncontrollable. <The authority is acting, another problem is that individuals are not present at meetings, are not involved in decision-making, but are reminded differently of their existence>. On the eve the parliamentary faction "My Step" announced the beginning of the process to terminate the powers of the President of the Constitutional Court (CC) Hrayr Tovmasyan.
Recall, on September 4, the Constitutional Court of Armenia granted the defense claim of Robert Kocharian - Article 35 of the RA Criminal Code is recognized as unconstitutional, since it does not provide for the functional inviolability of officials who are specially protected by the Constitution, including circumstances that exclude criminal proceedings or criminal prosecution. "This article is found to be contrary to clause 4 of part 1 of article 27, part 1 of article 61, part 1 of article 63, articles 75 of the Constitution," the Constitutional Court said. On the second appeal of Kocharyan's defense on the review of compliance with the Constitution of Part 2 of Article 135 of the Criminal Procedure Code of the Republic of Armenia, the Constitutional Court recognized it as complying with the country's main law. Thus, the Constitutional Court ruled that the verdicts adopted today, in accordance with part 2 of Article 179 of the Constitution, are final and come into force from the moment they are published. It should be noted that Robert Kocharian was arrested on charges of overthrowing the constitutional order.