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LAW OF THE REPUBLIC OF ARMENIA

of June 3, 2013 No. ZR-50

About Academy of justice

(as amended on 18-06-2021)

Accepted by National Assembly of the Republic of Armenia on May 2, 2013

Chapter 1. General provisions

Article 1. Legislation on Academy of justice

1. Activities of Academy of justice (further - Academy) are regulated by the Law of the Republic of Armenia "About the state non-profit organizations" if other is not provided by this Law.

2. When implementing the training programs provided by this Law provisions of the Law of the Republic of Armenia on Academy do not expatiate "On education".

Chapter 2. Legal status of academy

Article 2. Legal status and purposes of Academy

1. The academy is the state non-profit organization which founder is the Republic of Armenia on behalf of the Government of the Republic of Armenia.

2. The constituent document of Academy is the charter of Academy (further - the Charter) which accepts the Government of the Republic of Armenia (further - the Government). The Minister of Justice of the Republic of Armenia (further - the Minister of Justice) represents the Charter received from council of board of Academy according to Item 2 of part 1 of article 6 of this Law or the offered changes to it in the Government in accordance with the established procedure within a month after day of obtaining.

3. The state authorized body acting on behalf of the founder is the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Armenia (further - the Ministry of Justice).

4. Enters the purposes of activities of Academy:

1) forming in the faces included in the applicants list in candidates for judges and for the list of candidates for the prosecutors, skills necessary for holding the post of the judge or the prosecutor, expansion of professional knowledge;

2) consecutive enhancement of professional knowledge and labor capabilities of judges, prosecutors, and also the graduates of Academy included in the candidate list in the judge, judicial employees, government employees in prosecutor's office, bailiffs;

3) gradual rapprochement of educational programs for judges, prosecutors, persons included in the applicants list in candidates for judges and for the list of candidates for prosecutors, implementation of joint programs;

4) forming in the faces included in the list of candidates of the investigators, skills necessary for holding the post of the investigator, expansion of professional knowledge;

5) consecutive enhancement of professional knowledge and labor capabilities of investigators of the Investigative Committee of the Republic of Armenia (further - the Investigative Committee) and Special investigative service of the Republic of Armenia (further - Special investigative service).

Article 3. Functions of Academy

1. Academy:

Will organize 1) and carries out professional training by results of skill test of applicants in candidates for judges, investigators of the Investigative Committee and Special investigative service of the Republic of Armenia (further - investigators) and the faces included in lists of candidates for prosecutors;

Will organize 2) and carries out retraining of judges, investigators of the Investigative Committee and Special investigative service of the Republic of Armenia (further - investigators), the prosecutors, persons who are in the candidate list in the judge;

Will organize 3) and carries out retraining of judicial employees, government employees in department of the Investigative Committee, government employees in prosecutor's office and bailiffs;

4) special training of judges, investigators of the Investigative Committee and Special investigative service of the Republic of Armenia (further - investigators) will organize, prosecutors and bailiffs for the purpose of training in skills of application of special means and firearms;

5) within the competence signs contracts with legal entities and physical persons of the Republic of Armenia and other countries, cooperates with the foreign organizations, enters the international structures;

6) develops educational and methodical materials for implementation of the educational programs provided by this Law;

7) according to the purposes of the activities, can perform types of the business activity provided by the Charter.

2. Training of the faces provided by this Law included in the candidate list in investigators, investigators of government employees of department of the Investigative Committee in Academy is performed according to the laws of the Republic of Armenia "About the Investigative Committee of the Republic of Armenia", "About public service in department of the Investigative Committee of the Republic of Armenia" and "About investigative service" and with this Law.

3. Training of the faces provided by this Law included in the candidate list in investigators, investigators of government employees of department of the Investigative Committee in Academy is financed, respectively, by the Investigative Committee and Special investigative service.

Chapter 3. Governing bodies and managements of Academy, their structure and powers

Article 4. Governing bodies and managements of Academy

1. Control of Academy is exercised by council of board of Academy (further - Council) according to the procedure, provided by this Law.

2. Management of the current activities of Academy is performed by executive body - the rector of Academy (further - the Rector).

Article 5. Procedure for forming of Council

1. Council consists of seven members as a part of whom:

1) the Minister of Justice or, on its appointment, his deputy;

2) three prosecutors who are appointed by the Attorney-General of the Republic of Armenia (further - the Attorney-General);

3) three judges who are appointed by General meeting of judges of the Republic of Armenia, with representation of judges with civil, criminal and administrative specialization.

2. Members of council, except for members, stipulated in Item 1 part of 1 this Article, are appointed for a period of four years. If powers of the corresponding member of council are stopped on the basis provided by part 7 of this Article, then the new member is appointed to the term which remained before the expiration of powers of the former member.

3. The members of council provided by Items 2 and 3 of part of 1 this Article cannot be appointed members of council more than two time in a row.

4. The chairman of the board is elected from structure of Council by a majority vote his members, secret vote, in rotational procedure between the prosecutors and judges who are members. The member of council, stipulated in Item 1 parts of 1 this Article, cannot be elected the chairman of the board.

5. The chairman of the board is elected for a period of one year and if before the expiration of its powers as member of council there was less than a year, then for this term.

6. Members of council fulfill the duties on a voluntary basis.

7. Powers of the judge or the prosecutor who is the member of council stop ahead of schedule:

1) in case of the termination of powers in its main position and not position assignments in the same structure, conforming to the requirements provided, respectively, by Items 2 and 3 of part of 1 this Article;

2) according to its written application, having reported about it to Council, and also the body appointing it or the official.

8. Powers of the judge-member of council also ahead of schedule stop if as a result of position assignment of the judge in other court the proportion of representation of judges on specializations, stipulated in Item 3 parts of 1 this Article is broken.

9. Powers of the deputy minister of justice who is the member of council as member of council, stipulated in Item 1 parts of 1 this Article, ahead of schedule the minister can stop at any time.

Article 6. Powers of Council

1. Council:

1) exercises control of Academy;

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