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03.10.2018 | The RA Prosecutor General's Office and foreign experts have discussed issues related to the implementation of transitional justice

The RA Prosecutor General Artur Davtyan has received representatives of the International Center for Transitional Justice and the Open Society Foundations and Justice Initiative. During the meeting they discussed issues of combating corruption, return of assets exported from the country, transitional justice, and prospects for cooperation in this area. Artur Davtyan presented unprecedented success in the fight against corruption in Armenia, noting the readiness of the society to provide information and cooperation in this matter.

According to A. Davtyan, the most important institutional reforms have been carried out in Armenia, aimed against illegal enrichment, property declaration and introduction of the institute of informants. However, an important challenge for improving the effectiveness of the fight against corruption is to ensure the recovery of damage to the state and the return of assets exported from the country, which often requires unconventional approaches. According to A. Davtyan, fundamental for the Armenian side is the approach that will ensure respect for human rights and not infringe the international obligations assumed by the Republic of Armenia, and the tools used will not cause doubts in the context of its legitimacy. He stressed the importance of international experience in transitional justice.

Experts from the International Center for Transitional Justice and the Open Society Foundations and Justice Initiatives, in turn, presented successful experience on these issues in a number of countries, while noting possible risks. They expressed their willingness to provide expert assistance. On the issues discussed, the interlocutors came to certain agreements.