Welcoming Remarks at the Project on Combating Ill-treatment Launch

On September 30 the official launching event of the Project on “Supporting the criminal justice reform and combating ill-treatment and impunity in Armenia” took place. The event was attended by Gevorg KOSTANYAN, the Republic of Armenia Government Agent before the European Court of Human Rights, the Prosecutor General, Arpine HOVHANNISYAN, the Minister of Justice of the Republic of Armenia, Piotr ŚWITALSKI, the Head of the Delegation of the European Union to Armenia, Natalia VOUTOVA, the Head Armenia Council of Europe Office in Yerevan. The aim of the project is to strengthen the protection of the human from any form of violence.  The Prosecutor General has highlighted that the Republic of Armenia is one of those countries that has a constitutional torture (or any form of ill-treatment) ban. Gevorg KOSTANYAN has mentioned “The absolute ban on use of torture is also stipulated in the Criminal Procedure Code and many other legal acts. Within the framework of combating torture the amendments of the RA Criminal Code following to which the legal formulation of the corpus delicti of torture has been amended and fully brought in line the UN Convention against Torture, are of high importance.” (Gevorg KOSTANYAN Speech in full.)


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