International Legal Relations

1998-2012թթ. International legal relations

 

  • The relations of the Prosecutor's Office with the Prosecutor's Offices as well as  international organizations of other states are being regulated by the international agreements of the Republic of Armenia according to Article 46 of the RA Law on Prosecutor's Office. 
  • The Prosecutor's Office of Armenia pays specific attention to the strengthening of international legal relations and further deepening of existing cooperation with Prosecutor's Offices of other States in fighting against crime.
  • The Prosecutor's Office has been a member of Coordinating Council  of Prosecutors General of CIS Member States since the day of its foundation in January, 1995. Since 1999 the Prosecutor's Office has been a full-fledged member International Association of Prosecutors and since 2005 - a full-fledged member of Conference of Prosecutors General of Europe. The Prosecutor's Office takes active part in international conferences, seminars, tries to sign bilateral agreements of cooperation with the prosecutorial institutions of neighbouring and other states.
  • In October, 1998, an agreement was reached between the RA Prosecutor General's Office and US Agency of International Development on organization of a training for a group of employees of the RA Prosecutor's Office in the USA and the Netherlands. 
  • In October, 1999,  an agreement on legal assistance and cooperation was signed between the Prosecutor's Offices of the Republic of Armenia and the Republic of Slovakia.
  • In June, 2001 the RA Prosecutor General Aram Tamazyan and the Ambassador Extraordinary and  Plenipotentiary of the US to Armenia Michael Leman signed an letter of agreement on narcotics control and law enforcement between the Government of the United States of America and the Government of the Republic of Armenia. According to this letter of agreement the US Government was going to show technical assistance to the Government of the Republic of Armenia. To ensure the productivity of cooperation this letter of agreement was  later supplemented with additionally signed protocols in 2003, 2004 and 2005.
  • In June, 2003, in the capital of Slovakia Bratislava a working session of the Member States of the Conference of Prosecutors General of Europe took place, in which the delegation of the RA Prosecutor's Office headed by the RA Prosecutor General also took part.
  • On 21 July, 2005, in Tbilisi the Prosecutors General of Armenia and Georgia signed a Memorandum on Cooperation and Legal Assistance between the Prosecutor's Offices of both states.
  • On 8 August, 2005, in Yerevan the Prosecutors General of Armenia and Latvia signed an Agreement on Cooperation and Legal Assistance between the Prosecutor's Offices of both states.
  • On 6 October, 2005, in Minsk the Prosecutors General of Armenia and Belarus signed a Protocol on strengthening of Legal Cooperation and Mutual Understanding between the Prosecutor's Offices of the both states.
  • 5-11 November, 2005, at the invitation of the Minister of Justice of Bavaria the RA delegation headed by the RA Prosecutor General left for Munich. The aim of the visit was the further development of cooperation in the sphere of legal assistance.  
  • On 21 April, 2006, the RA Prosecutor General Aghvan Hovsepyan and the Ambassador Extraordinary and  Plenipotentiary of the US to Armenia John Evans signed the fourth protocol on amendment to the letter of agreement on narcotics control and law enforcement between the Government of the United States of America and the Government of the Republic of Armenia.
  • At the invitation of the RA Prosecutor General Aghvan Hovsepyan on 21 September, 2006, the delegation of the Russian Federation headed by the Prosecutor General Yuri Chayka arrived in Yerevan. Within the framework of a joint board meeting an agreement on cooperation between the Prosecutor General's Office of the Russian Federation and the Prosecutor General's Office of the Republic of Armenia was signed.
  • On 7 November, 2006, in Astana the Prosecutor General of the Republic of Armenia Aghvan Hovsepyan and the Prosecutor General of the Republic of Kazakhstan Rashid Tusupbekov signed an Agreement on Cooperation between the Prosecutor's Offices of both states.
  • On 29 March, 2007, in Moscow the Prosecutor General of the Republic of Armenia A. Hovsepyan and the Prosecutor General of the Russian Federation Yuri Chayka signed a Program of Cooperation between the Prosecutor's Offices of both states.
  • On 20 June, 2007, the RA Prosecutor General A. Hovsepyan and the temporarily authorized commissioner of the US Embassy to Armenia E. Godfrin signed the fifth protocol on amendment to the letter of agreement on narcotics control and law enforcement between the Government of the United States of America and the Government of the Republic of Armenia.
  • At the invitation of the RA Prosecutor General the delegation of the Republic of Hungary headed by the Prosecutor General Tamash Kovach was in Armenia from 5-7 July, 2007. Within the framework of the visit on 6 July, 2007, the Prosecutors General of both states signed a Memorandum on Cooperation between the Prosecutor General's Office of the Republic of Armenia and the Prosecutor General's Office of the Republic of Hungary.     
  • 9-10 October, 2007, a session of the Coordinating Council  of Prosecutors General of CIS Member States was held during which the RA Prosecutor General A. Hovsepyan made a speech on the issues concerning the combating of trafficking within the framework of the cooperation among Prosecutor's Offices of CIS Member States.
  • 21-24 November, 2007, in Bali, Indonesia, the delegation headed by the RA Prosecutor General A. Hovsepyan participated in the Second Annual Conference and General Meeting of the International Association of Anti-Corruption Authorities. Representatives of Anti-Corruption Authorities from 89 Member States of the UNO and 11 international organizations signed a Declaration.
  • 10-11 November the delegation headed by the RA Prosecutor General A. Hovsepyan participated in the Regional Conference of Prosecutors from Eastern Europe and Middle Asia States. The conference was devoted to the topic of "The Prosecutor and Human Rights" and was held in Lvov.
  • On 13 November, 2008,  in Kiev an Agreement on Cooperation was signed by the Prosecutors General of Armenia and Ukraine Mr. A. Hovsepyan and Al. Medvedko. This agreement regulates the mechanisms of legal assistance pointing out the new directions and opportunities for a deeper collaboration between the law enforcement bodies of both states.
  • On 13 February, 2009,  in Yerevan the RA Prosecutor General Aghvan Hovsepyan and the Prosecutor General of the Russian Federation Yuri Chayka, within the framework of a working visit, signed a Memorandum on Main Directions of Cooperation between the Prosecutor's Offices of the RA and the RF during 2009-2011.
  • On 18 May, 2009, in Yerevan the Prosecutor General of the Republic of Armenia Aghvan Hovsepyan and the Prosecutor General of the Czech Republic Renata Vesetska signed a Memorandum of Cooperation within the framework of a working visit of the delegation of the CR Prosecutor's Office.
  • On 16 September, 2009, the RA Prosecutor General Aghvan Hovsepyan and the Ambassador Extraordinary and  Plenipotentiary of the US to Armenia Marie Jovanovich signed the 2 protocols on amendment to the letter of agreement on narcotics control and law enforcement between the Government of the United States of America and the Government of the Republic of Armenia. According to Amendments 9 and 10 the US Government was to supply  the RA Government with additional 2.286.050 US dollars for the implementation of a number of projects.
  • On July 23, 2010, the RA Prosecutor General Aghvan Hovsepyan and the Ambassador Extraordinary and  Plenipotentiary of the US to Armenia Marie Jovanovich signed a  protocol on amendment to the letter of agreement on narcotics control and law enforcement between the Government of the United States of America and the Government of the Republic of Armenia. According to this 11th amendment the US Government was to supply  the RA Government with additional 2.875.254 US dollars for the implementation of a number of projects.
  • On 13 September, 2010, in Bucharest the Deputy Prosecutor General of the RA Mnatskan Sargsyan and the Deputy Prosecutor General of Romania Gabriela Skutea signed a Memorandum on Cooperation between the Prosecutor's Offices of both States.
  • On 15 September, 2010, in Moscow the RA Prosecutor General Aghvan Hovsepyan and the Prosecutor General of the Russian Federation Yuri Chayka the Program of Cooperation between the Prosecutor's Offices of the RA and the RF during 2010-2011.
  • On 19-21 October, 2010 the 5th plenary session of the Consultative Council of European Prosecutors was held in Yerevan. During three-day discussions Yerevan Declaration on "The Prosecutor's Office and the Juvenile Justice" was adopted. It's a document of consultative nature and is called to protect the unity of principles of juvenile rights.
  • On 16-17 March, 2011, in Vienna a prosecutor of the Department for Cases of General Character of the RA Prosecutor General's Office V. Hovhannisyan took part in the international conference of UNODC entitled "Strengthening combating of terrorism by studying its relation with the corresponding types of criminal activities". During the conference a number of issues like interrelation of terrorism with other types of crime such as illicit turnover of narcotic drugs, arms and ammunition were discussed. Among the topics under discussion were the following:
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- the process of carrying out international liabilities assumed by the member states in the sphere of fight against terrorism;

 

- the development of legal base in the sphere of fight against terrorism in member states;

 

- the experience of member states in the sphere of fight against terrorism.

 

  • Memorandum of mutual understanding  and cooperation in the fight against trafficking was signed by the RA Council on Trafficking issues and National Committee on Trafficking issues of United Arab Emirates.
  • 7-12 March, 2011, the Head of the Department for Corruption Related and  Organized Crime Cases of the RA Prosecutor General's Office A. Ashrafyan and the prosecutor of the International-Legal Relations Division of the RA Prosecutor General's Office Ye. Avagyan, at the invitation of Financial Police of the Republic of Kazakhstan went to Almaty to take part in the international conference entitled "Combining of activities in the sphere of returning the securities and fighting against international corruption". The following was particularly discussed at the conference:

 

- Compliance of national legislation with the provisions of international agreements.

 

- Issues of realization of the EC Criminal Law Convention "On Corruption" and Civil Law Convention "On Corruption".

 

- The role of financial investigative agencies in the sphere of money laundering, tracing, seizing and confiscating the illegally earned income as well as the grounds and the order of providing mutual legal assistance.

 

- the Head of the Department for Corruption Related andOrganized Crime Cases of the RA Prosecutor General's Office A. Ashrafyan made a speech at the conference.

 

  • 18-19 May, 2011, at the invitation of the US Embassy the Senior Prosecutor of the RA Prosecutor General's Office Division of Legal Provision and European Integration A. Ghambaryan participated in the conference entitled "Fighting against Trafficking and Combating Imposed Labour" organized by the International Labour Organization. Within the framework of the conference A. Ghambaryan presented the main directions and priorities of the criminal policy implemented by the RA in the sphere of fight against trafficking, the amendments that have been applied in the RA Criminal Code concerning the trafficking and the body of evidence of trafficking related offences. The RA consistent policy regarding the inclusion of children in begging as a type of imposed labour, considering usage of trafficking victims service as a type of crime were mostly welcomed by the international experts.
  • 4-8 July, 2011, the RA Prosecutor General's Delegation participated in the 9th meeting of the working group of CCPE which was held in Rome. The delegation also took part in the international conference organized by the Supreme Council of Justice of Italy, which was devoted to the 10th anniversary of adoption by the Committee of Ministers of EC of Recommendation 2000 (19) on the role of the Prosecutor's Office in the sphere of justice.
  • June 29 - July 2, 2011, in Seoul the RA Prosecutor General's Delegation headed by the Deputy Prosecutor General  A. Tamazyan took part in the 16th annual conference and general meeting of the International Association of Prosecutors,  as well as the 4th World Summit prosecutors.
  • 3-6 July in Shanghai the RA Prosecutor General's Delegation headed by the RA Prosecutor General  Aghvan Hovsepyan participated in seminar devoted to international cooperation of combating corruption. During the seminar a number of issues concerning the extradition of the sentenced persons, mutual legal assistance, joint investigative activities and the peculiarities of the preliminary investigation on the above-mentioned cases were discussed.
  • On 29 January in Kishinev the RA Deputy Prosecutor General Mnatsakan Sargsyan and the Prosecutor General of Moldova Valeri Zubko signed a Memorandum of Mutual Understanding between the Prosecutor General's Offices of both states.
  • On 11 June, 2012, in Yerevan the RA Prosecutor General Aghvan Hovsepyan and the PRC Prosecutor General Cao Jianming signed the Program "On cooperation between the Prosecutor General's Offices of the RA and the PRC during 2012-2013".
  • On 10 September, 2012,  the RA Prosecutor General Aghvan Hovsepyan and the Ambassador Extraordinary and  Plenipotentiary of the US to Armenia John Heffern  signed the fourteenth protocol on amendment to the letter of agreement on narcotics control and law enforcement between the Government of the United States of America and the Government of the Republic of Armenia.

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