On 6 and 7 June 2015 a workshop on involving third party interventions in case examination before the European Court of Human Rights, unilateral declarations by the State, as well as amicable settlement was held in Tsaghkadzor. The event was organised within the framework of strengthening the capacities of the Department for Relations with the European Court of Human Rights of the Ministry of Justice with regard to execution of the European Court judgments.
The workshop was attended by Arman Tatoyan, Deputy Minister of Justice of the Republic of Armenia, Deputy Representative of the Government of the Republic of Armenia at the European Court of Human Rights. The employees of the Department for Relations with the European Court of Human Rights of the Ministry of Justice, Enida Turkusich, lawyer of the European Court, Ana-Maria Telbis, CoE international expert. Representatives of the Ministry of Justice, the Staff of the Government of the Republic of Armenia, Academy of Justice, Judicial Department, Chamber of Advocates and non-governmental organisations were also participating in the event.
Speaking about the issues on the agenda, the Deputy Minister highlighted the importance of the abovementioned institutions and noted that the incorrect application thereof may cause breach of commitments made by the state. In this regard, specific case laws were also discussed. According to Arman Tatoyan, introduction of new mechanisms – currently discussed in professional organisations of the Council of Europe, that will encourage the States to solve the issues by referring for example, to the practice of using amicable settlements.
Lawyers of the European Court were main speakers of the two-day workshop who introduced the conventional institutions of third parties, of amicable settlement as well as of unilateral declaration and the legal positions of the European Court thereon. Specific issues were discussed. The workshop was conducted within the framework of the Council of Europe project “Strengthening the application of the European Convention on Human Rights and the case law of the European Court of Human Rights in Armenia”.