Estonian min: Much work still to be done in Armenian justice system

Baltic News Service / – BNS
May 21, 2013 Tuesday 8:44 AM EET

Estonian minister: Much work still to be done in Armenian justice system

TALLINN, May 21, BNS – Estonian Justice Minister Hanno Pevkur who met
with Armenian Prime Minister Tigran Sargsyan in Yerevan on Tuesday
said the Armenian justice system developments are going in the right
direction but much still remains to be done, especially in the fight
against corruption and protection of fundamental rights.

“It was good to see that in the area of e-governance much has been
done with the help of the European Union in a short time. An
electronic population register nearing completion, e-business
register, introduction of ID card services and other new
e-possibilities give the Armenian people already now much broader
opportunities both to start business and get faster service from the
state. As an Estonian I’m proud that it is Estonians who are leading
those reforms through the e-Governance Academy,” Pevkur said after the

For instance, it is possible to conclude a car sale-and-purchase
transaction, new license plates included, in less than half an hour
and the Armenian liquidation proceeding could serve as an example even
to Estonia, the minister observed.

Although several positive developments can be seen in the Armenian
justice system, there is still room for development in a number of
areas, Pevkur said.

“At yesterday’s [Monday] meeting with Armenian Justice Minister Hrayr
Tovmasyan the trustworthiness of the judicial power for instance came
under discussion. Also the establishment of an independent data
protection institution ought to be speeded up and enforcement of
adopted laws is especially important,” the minister said.

The Estonian justice minister had on Monday and Tuesday meetings with
Prime Minister Tigran Sargsyan, Justice Minister Hrayr Tovmasyan,
Prosecutor General Aghvan Hovsepyan, chairman of the Constitutional
Court Gagik Harutyunyan, and chairman of the Court of Cassation Arman
Mkrtumyan. The theme of the meetings was bilateral judicial

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