22.03.2019 | The long-term prosecutor of the Armenian SSR Suren Osipyan has died. The RA Prosecutor General Artur Davtyan has sent a letter of condolences.

With deep sorrow we inform that at the age of 89, one of the most influential persons of the prosecution system of Armenia, an outstanding lawyer, a representative of the history of almost two decades of the prosecutor's office, the prosecutor general of the Armenian Soviet Socialist Republic Suren Osipyan has  died.

Suren Osipyan was born in 1930 in the family of an employee in Nuhi, Azerbaijan. In 1947 he has entered the law faculty of Yerevan State University, after graduating from university  with honors he has entered  the postgraduate course of the faculty. In 1959 he has defended his thesis and has become a candidate of legal sciences. In 1960, he has been awarded the title of associate professor, and in 1998 the title of professor. From 1953 to 1971 taught at the Faculty of Law of YSU.  He has been the head of the department of state and administrative law of the same faculty, and then the dean of the faculty. From 1969 to 1990 he has also worked at the Institute of Philosophy and Law of the Armenian National Academy of Sciences, and has been  a member of the Scientific Council. S. Osipyan has been  a member of the four congresses of the Communist Party of Armenia, a member of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Armenia and a member of the four convocations of the Supreme Council of the Armenian SSR.

For 17 years and 10 months, S. Osipyan has held the post of the Prosecutor of the Armenian SSR, which undoubtedly testifies not only to his high professional qualities, but also to the fact that he has been highly respected and honored throughout the Soviet Union. 

This is evidenced by the fact that since 1993 S. Osipyan has worked at the Research Institute for Strengthening Law and Order at the General Prosecutor's Office of the Russian Federation and in the Coordinating Council of Prosecutors of the CIS countries in Moscow as an authorized representative of the General Prosecutor's Office of the Republic of Armenia. By the Scientific Council of that institute, Osipian has been awarded the degree of Doctor of Law and the title of Professor of Constitutional Law. In 1971 he assumed office as a prosecutor of the Armenian SSR. Osipyan did not break his ties with the YSU and the Institute of Philosophy and Law of the Armenian SSR, was a member of their scientific council, and for 17 years he was the Chairman of the State Examination Committee of the Faculty of Law. Engaged in active pedagogical work, becoming the author of 9 monographs and more than 80 scientific works, throughout many years of impeccable service, he has been awarded numerous union titles and awards. As the prosecutor of the Armenian SSR S. Osipyan stood out for his principles. In order to strengthen the position of the prosecution system in the system of public administration, he came up with serious initiatives aimed at improving the efficiency of prosecutorial activities, structural, functional reforms. Under his leadership, the authority of the prosecutor's office of the Armenian SSR has increased significantly in the system of the USSR Prosecutor's Office. One of the main guarantees of this was his professional rigor, his careful attitude to the selection of personnel and their advancement, respect for his subordinates, his humane attitude, shown by him as a leader, in matters of improving working and living conditions.

     Decisions made under his leadership and with his direct participation had considerable weight, and his manner of work, responsible and selfless attitude to the work of the prosecutor's office prompted in employees a deep understanding of his professional duty and devotion to the state and work. Truly, the contribution of S. Osipyan is invaluable in the sphere of strengthening the state legal system, development of jurisprudence, education of lawyers who distinguish him as a principled, conscientious, high professional, endowed with state thinking, dedicated to his work and mission.

The RA General Prosecutor Artur Davtyan personally and on behalf of the RA Prosecutor’s Office has expressed deep condolences to the family, relatives, all those who worked with him and knew him in connection with  great loss of senior colleague, great scientist-teacher and outstanding personality.