The Speaker of Armenia’s National Assembly Ararat Mirzoyan received on Tuesday the delegation led by the General Director of Human Rights and Rule of Law of the Council of Europe (CoE) Christos Giakoumopoulos, press department at the parliament reported.
During the meeting Speaker Mirzoyan has noted that after their previous meeting Armenia has implemented serious reforms in a number of directions: that process goes on, particularly today the National Assembly has been discussing a huge package of judiciary reforms, and these reforms will again become essential steps for the corruption prevention and recuperation and independence of the judicial system.
Christos Giakoumopoulos has been interested in the ongoing processes over the Constitutional Court and the expecting referendum in the near future, noting that in the Council of Europe they understand that this is very important for the people of Armenia, and they will be glad to support them.
As the source said, Ararat Mirzoyan explained in detail the situation and has stressed that to his deep conviction, this referendum and, in general, the solution of this issue will be a very serious step on the way of the further democratization of Armenia. The President of the RA National Assembly has underlined that there cannot be full democracy if the branches of power don’t restrain each other, as well as the judicial power cannot be part of democratic system and restrain the other branches, if it is not independent.