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.