RA Constitutional Court Considers Armenian-Turkish Protocols


12.01.2010 11:06 GMT+04:00

/PanARMENIAN.Net/ The Constitutional Court of the Republic of Armenia
started a hearing on conformity of the Armenian-Turkish protocols
with the Armenian Constitution.

As a PanARMENIAN.Net correspondent reports from the scene, ARF
Dashnaktsutyun continues a rally launched on January 11 in front of
the CC premises. Some 100 people led by representative of the ARFD
Supreme Body Armen Rustamyan are protesting approval of protocols.

The hearing will not be secret while decision will be taken by the
majority of CC members behind closed doors. Judge Vladimir Hovhannisyan
will decide whether the protocols are in line with the RA Constitution.

Armenian Foreign Minister Edward Nalbandian will address the session
as the President’s representative.

The protocols aimed at normalization of bilateral ties and opening of
the common border between Armenia and Turkey were signed in Zurich
by Armenian Foreign Minister Edward Nalbandian and his Turkish
counterpart Ahmet Davutoglu on October 10, 2009, after a series of
diplomatic talks held through Swiss mediation.

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