ArmInfo. The RA National Assembly Commission on State and Legal Issues jointly with the UN Development Program "New Armenia - Modern Parliament" held an extraordinary working discussion on the draft of the new RA Criminal Code, which has already been adopted by the National Assembly in the first reading.
Representatives of the Office of the Human Rights Defender, the Supreme Judicial Council, the National Security Service, investigative bodies, the police, the Chamber of Lawyers, the Ministry of Justice, the Prosecutor's Office and other structures were present in the discussions, as reported by the press service of the parliament. The Working Group discussed the Code comprehensively with the participation of competent and interested authorities. "Until the second reading, work on improving the provisions of the code will continue," the message says.
Let us remind you that on December 9 the RA National Assembly adopted the draft of the new Criminal Code in the first reading. in relation to convicts. It is resocialization (a complex process of socio-economic, psychological, pedagogical, organizational, medical measures aimed at the subsequent formation of the convict's ability and readiness for life in ordinary society conditions, ed.) Is designated as the ultimate goal of punishment.
Thus, the list of punishments not related to imprisonment has been expanded. The latter is seen as a last resort. Mechanisms for applying existing penalties have been improved. For example, the approach to using public works and fines as such has changed. Specific mechanisms for establishing punishment in the case of conciliation proceedings and cooperation agreements have been determined. The specifics of criminal liability in relation to minors are clearly defined. In particular, it has been established that persons under the age of 18 by the time the crime was committed cannot be sentenced to life in prison. The institutions of release from serving sentences have been clarified and improved. The institution of criminal punishment, a system of punishment for legal entities has been established. For the work done, Badasyan thanked the Council of Europe and the working group that developed the project.