Course Of Fulfilment Of Obligations Concerning Membership To CEDiscu

COURSE OF FULFILMENT OF OBLIGATIONS CONCERNING MEMBERSHIP TO CE DISCUSSED DURING CONSULTATION AT RA PRESIDENT’S OFFICE

YEREVAN, APRIL 8, NOYAN TAPAN. On April 8, RA President Robert
Kocharian held a consultation with members of the commission on
coordination of the events proceeding from the obligations in
connection with Armenia’s membership to the Council of Europe. The
course of fulfilment of the obligations on reformation of laws
concerning elections, parties, local self-government, human rights,
mass media and a number of other spheres was discussed. The members
of the commission reported that the bills reformed on the basis of
the proposals of the Venice Commission have been already sent to the
commission. It’s expected to receive positive estimations regarding
these bills and lead the process to its logical end. President Robert
Kocharian said that it’s important not to slow down the process
of the constitutional reform and to work out the final draft with
a high degree of mutual coordination. The members of the commission
mentioned that if the draft of constitutional reform also receives the
positive conclusion of the Venice Commission and is put to referendum,
at the end of 2005 Armenia will have already fulfilled its obligations
towards the Council of Europe.

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