The main partners and beneficiaries of the Project are the Ministry of Justice, the Judiciary, the Justice Academy, the Representative of the Republic of Armenia before the European Court of Human Rights, Prosecutors’ Office, Special Investigation Service, Investigative Committee, Human Rights Defender’s Office and non-governmental organisations.

The main target groups are staff of the Ministry of Justice, stakeholders of the criminal justice reform, trainers of the Justice Academy, judges, prosecutors, investigators, staff of the Human Rights Defender’s Office and NGOs.

The final beneficiary is the population of Armenia who should enjoy a greater protection of its rights.

It is expected that as results of the Project:

  • National criminal justice policy and practice will be better aligned with European standards;
  • Judiciary will deliver higher quality criminal justice owing to a more harmonised application of European standards and national case-law;
  • Capacity of the Justice Academy to train judges, candidate judges and judicial assistants on criminal justice and human rights is strengthened.
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A new Criminal Procedure Code of Armenia adopted in line with Council of Europe expertise


On 30 June 2021 the Armenian Parliament adopted a new Criminal Procedure Code. The new criminal procedure legislation is a result of several years of complex legislative work of the Armenian authorities. The Council of Europe supported the preparation of the new Code with legal expertise. The...

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Armenia enacts a criminal law reform in line with the Council of Europe standards

10 June 2021 Strasbourg

A new Criminal Code of Armenia has been promulgated on 27 May 2021. It is a result of several years of meticulous work of the Armenian authorities in cooperation with the Council of Europe. The Code incorporates most of the recommendations that the Council of Europe made at the drafting stage. It...

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Call for tenders - Local consultancy services on various aspects of the functioning of the criminal justice system in Armenia

02 June 2021 Strasbourg

The Council of Europe is launching a call for tenders (ref. 2021AO31 DGI) for the procurement of local consultancy services on various aspects of the functioning of the criminal justice system in Armenia under the project “Supporting the criminal justice reform and harmonising the application of...

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