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LAW OF THE REPUBLIC OF ARMENIA

of June 10, 2014 No. ZR-25

About the Investigative Committee of the Republic of Armenia

(as amended on 07-04-2021)

Accepted by National Assembly of the Republic of Armenia on May 19, 2014

Chapter 1. General provisions

Article 1. Subject of regulation of the Law

1. This Law regulates procedure and conditions of forming, activities of the Investigative Committee of the Republic of Armenia (further - the Investigative Committee) as investigating body, service in it, classification of positions and class ranks, the rights, obligations and responsibility of employees, legal and social guarantees and the other relations connected with service.

Article 2. Basic concepts of the Law

1. In this Law the following basic concepts are used:

1) service in the Investigative Committee – type of public service which features are established by this Law;

2) person holding autonomous position in the Investigative Committee – the Chairman of the Investigative Committee, his deputies, chiefs of head departments and managements and their deputies, deputy chiefs of departments, chiefs of departments, the senior special investigators, special investigators, the senior investigators and investigators, and also employees who, according to part 3 of article 7 of the Law of the Republic of Armenia "About public service", are considered as persons holding the autonomous positions which are in personnel reserve of the Investigative Committee on the bases established by this Law of the Central body of the Investigative Committee.

Article 3. Consideration in the Investigative Committee of statements (messages), petitions and claims

1. In the Investigative Committee belonging to criminal proceedings of the statement (message), claims and petitions are considered according to the procedure established by the Code of penal procedure of the Republic of Armenia.

Article 4. Statistic reports about activities of the Investigative Committee

1. In the Investigative Committee the statistics of activities of the Investigative Committee based on which statistic reports are constituted every half-year is conducted.

2. Statistical qualifiers, the list of statistical data (data) and the description of contents of statistic reports, obligatory for maintaining statistics, are established by the Government of the Republic of Armenia.

Article 5. Participation of the representative of the Investigative Committee in meetings of executive bodies and local self-government

1. The chairman of the Investigative Committee, his deputies, and according to their order other persons holding autonomous position in the Investigative Committee can participate in the meetings of executive bodies and local self-government relating to questions of crime based on the invitation of these bodies.

Chapter 2. Powers and principles of activities of the Investigative Committee of the Republic of Armenia

Article 6. Powers of the Investigative Committee

1. The organization and implementation of pretrial investigation in connection with expected crimes within the powers which are taken away by the Code of penal procedure of the Republic of Armenia treats powers of the Investigative Committee.

2. When implementing the powers established regarding 1 this Article, the Investigative Committee can create the database which uses only when implementing the powers with observance of the requirements established by the legislation which procedure for maintaining is established by the chairman of the Investigative Committee.

Article 7. Independence of the Investigative Committee, inadmissibility of intervention in activities of his employees

1. The employee of the Investigative Committee when implementing the powers submits only to the law.

2. Intervention in implementation of powers of the employee of the Investigative Committee is forbidden.

Article 8. Publicity of activities of the Investigative Committee

1. The Investigative Committee informs the public on the activities with maintaining confidentiality of pretrial investigation, and also the state and office or protected by the law other secret.

2. The Investigative Committee annually publishes information on the activities.

3. The chairman of the Investigative Committee annually represents the written message on activities of the Investigative Committee for prior year - till April 1 to the Government.

Article 9. Obligation of execution of requirements of person holding autonomous position in the Investigative Committee

1. The requirements of person holding autonomous position in the Investigative Committee, following from the powers provided by the Code of penal procedure of the Republic of Armenia are subject to execution.

2. In case of the non-execution by the public employee of the requirements following from powers of the person, holding autonomous position in the Investigative Committee, the Chairman of the Investigative Committee or its deputy address with the petition for excitement concerning this employee of disciplinary production to state body or local government body or to the official which have such powers.

Article 10. The restrictions applied concerning person holding autonomous position in the Investigative Committee

1. The restrictions provided by the Law of the Republic of Armenia "About public service" are applied to person holding autonomous position in the Investigative Committee.

2. Person holding autonomous position in the Investigative Committee cannot be the member of any batch or be engaged in political activities. Person holding autonomous position in the Investigative Committee in any circumstances shall show political restraint and neutrality.

Chapter 3. System of the Investigative Committee

Article 11. System of the Investigative Committee

1. The system of the Investigative Committee includes the Central body, the Head military investigation department of the Investigative Committee, investigation department of the city of Yerevan, regional investigation departments.

2. Divisions of the central body of the Investigative Committee are head departments of the central body, management of the central body and departments of the central body, the helping professional managements and the helping professional departments. Divisions of the main military investigation department are managements of the main military investigation department, garrison investigative departments, the helping professional departments. Divisions of investigation department of the city of Yerevan are departments of Investigation department, the helping professional departments of the city of Yerevan and investigative departments, the helping investigative departments of administrative areas. Divisions of regional investigation departments are territorial departments of regional investigation department, the helping professional departments. Subdivisions of head departments of the central body of the Investigative Committee are managements of head departments.

3. Chiefs of head department of investigation on especially important issues of the central body and main military investigation department of the Investigative Committee as obliges are vice-chairmen of the Investigative Committee.

4. Voided

Workers and the principal secretary of the helping professional structural division of the Investigative Committee are civil servants to whom the Law "About Civil Service" extends.

6. Voided

Article 12. Chairman of the Investigative Committee

1. The chairman of the Investigative Committee directs activities of the Investigative Committee, controls activities of the Investigative Committee and bears responsibility for implementation of powers of the Investigative Committee.

2. Chairman of the Investigative Committee:

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