ArmInfo. Regardless of the results of the elections of judges of the Constitutional Court, at one level of discussion of their candidacies, the parliament took responsibility for eradicating social justice in the country. Human rights activist Artur Sakunts expressed a similar opinion to ArmInfo.
By secret ballot, the Armenian parliament on September 15 elected three new judges of the Constitutional Court. 88 deputies of the "My Step" bloc, "Prosperous Armenia" and "Enlightened Armenia" did not participate in the voting.
"According to the applied technical, specialized terminology, these discussions had nothing to do with the value system on the basis of which the revolution took place in Armenia. And it is the political majority that is responsible for this rejection of the values of the revolution. Moreover, by its actions," My Step "created free space For the activities of the so-called opposition. Thus, it is the political power that bears responsibility for all subversive actions of the "former." Due to the loss of such qualities as consistency, adherence to principles and value basis, "the human rights activist stressed. Refusal of "Prosperous Armenia" and "Enlightened Armenia" to participate in the voting of Sakunts conditioned their desire to evade responsibility for its results. Moreover, a very favorable situation has been created for them at the level of the value base. On the whole, the human rights activist considers the situation in which the authorities act on the basis of the political situation, and not principles, and at the same time tries to appear before the society from the position of a responsible force very strange. "It is definitely impossible to restore trust in the Constitutional Court in this way. Meanwhile, this is the main goal of society and the government. The velvet revolution was a response of society to the lack of respect for the authorities for human rights and dignity. Any sacrifice of these values, any a compromise is their destruction. And the responsibility for this will be borne by the political majority, since the revolution did not end with the election of three judges, "he stressed.
According to the human rights activist, the absence of radical reforms in the judicial and legal sphere, the rejection of vetting, and the replenishment of the sphere with new personnel led to the destruction of the revolutionary atmosphere in the country. The atmosphere of change has been replaced by an atmosphere of real politik, devoid of any value basis. And the same cadres, which, according to the authorities, do not exist today, could be perfectly trained, just as today cadres are being trained for the anti-corruption court or the anti-corruption department of the Prosecutor General's Office.
"As a result of this inaction of the authorities, it will receive the same Constitutional Court that existed before the changes. Only the names have changed, the essence and content remained the same. The presence of the same Yervand Khundkaryan in the" new "Constitutional Court is the result of the absence of fundamental reforms in the judicial system. By approach, the parliament took upon itself direct responsibility for the absence of radical reforms in this area. The discussion of candidates and their election had nothing to do with the restoration of social justice in the country, "the human rights activist concluded. The meeting of judges nominated the chairman of the Court of Cassation Yervand Khundkaryan as a candidate. Government - Associate Professor of the Department of Constitutional Law of YSU Edgar Shatiryan. The President of Armenia re-nominated Artur Vagharshyan, Head of the Department of State and Law Theory of YSU.
" 84 persons voted for "Yervand Khundkaryan, 2 against, two ballots were declared invalid. Artur Vagharshyan's candidacy was supported by 86 deputies, one was against, another ballot was declared invalid. 85 were voted for Edgar Shatiryan, 3 parliamentarians were against.