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Karina Manukyan

Robert Kocharyan can submit written comments to the ECHR regarding  the appeal for an advisory opinion

Robert Kocharyan can submit written comments to the ECHR regarding  the appeal for an advisory opinion

ArmInfo. The National Assembly of Armenia and the second President of the Republic of Armenia Robert Kocharyan have the right to submit written comments regarding the  appeal for an advisory opinion to the Grand Chamber of the European  Court of Human Rights (ECHR) by November 19 this year. This is stated  in a statement by the European Court of Human Rights.

To recall, the Constitutional Court of Armenia appealed to the ECHR  to provide an advisory opinion regarding compliance of the Article  300.1 of the Criminal Code of the Republic of Armenia with the  Constitution of the Republic of Armenia.To recall, Robert Kocharyan  is charged under this article (Overthrow of the constitutional  order). The ECHR accepted the appeal of the Constitutional Court on  October 2, and the Grand Chamber of the ECHR was formed on October 7.

The National Assembly and Kocharyan have the right to submit written  comments by November 19 of this year. Other interested parties, with  the exception of the parties to the internal proceedings, who wish to  submit written comments on this issue, must request permission by  November 12 and send their comments no later than December 4 of the  current year. Robert Kocharyan is being accused in the March 1, 2008  case.  On May 18, the court of general jurisdiction of Yerevan  decided to change the measure of restraint against Robert Kocharyan  from arrest to release on bail.

On June 25, the Criminal Court of Appeal decided to reverse the  decision of the trial court. On September 25, the Court of Cassation  rejected the request of Kocharyan's lawyers to annul the decision of  the Court of Appeal.

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