Teghut Defense Group To Petition Court Of Cassation

Arman Gharibyan

2009 /08/04 | 11:4

Ecology Court

Hayk Alumyan, attorney for the Teghut defense group, told "Hetq" that
since the administrative court had refused to hear their petition he
would be taking the matter to the Court of Cassation tomorrow. The
group had sought that the court issue a work stoppage at the Teghut
forest mining site. The court had rejected the claim arguing that
the group wasn’t competent to argue the matter

"If the Court of Cassation issues a similar decision we will take
the case to the European Economic Committee, a body which reviews
such cases. Armenia is a member nation and is obligated to accept
its rulings," attorney Alumyan stated.

The Teghut group argues that the mining operation violates the
international Arhaus Convention, to which Armenia is a signatory. Let
us remind readers that the European Economic Committee adopted a
finding that Armenia was violating the Convention regarding the Dalma
Gardens. "Our government, however, hasn’t done anything to remove
those violations," Mr. Alumyan said.

From: Emil Lazarian | Ararat NewsPress


Emil Lazarian

“I should like to see any power of the world destroy this race, this small tribe of unimportant people, whose wars have all been fought and lost, whose structures have crumbled, literature is unread, music is unheard, and prayers are no more answered. Go ahead, destroy Armenia . See if you can do it. Send them into the desert without bread or water. Burn their homes and churches. Then see if they will not laugh, sing and pray again. For when two of them meet anywhere in the world, see if they will not create a New Armenia.” - WS