On December 8, the Minister of Justice of the Republic of Armenia Karen Andreasyan received the Ambassador of the Kingdom of Norway to the Republic of Armenia Helen Sand Andresen.
At the beginning of the meeting, Karen Andreasyan presented to the Ambassador the agenda of reforms in the field of justice. References were made to the reforms aimed at establishing the Constitutional, Civil Acts Registration Agency (Civil Registry Office), penitentiary, notary, probation, state register of legal entities, anti-corruption institutional system.
The Minister stressed that the reforms are being implemented with the active involvement of all interested bodies, including civil society representatives.
Helen Sand Andresen used the political will to implement the reforms as a starting point for their implementation, և welcomed the cooperation with the Ministry ներկայացուցիչ civil society representatives.
The Ambassador noted that Norway չի does not remain indifferent to the reforms in the field of Justice, in which it actively participates in the CoE-Armenia 2019-2022 ․ within the framework of the action plan.
During the meeting, the Minister of Justice presented the commitment of the Ministry to establish an arbitration center, stressed the need to involve specialists in the field.
The Ambassador was interested in the implementation of large-scale judicial reforms, in particular the government’s policy aimed at purging judges, in response to which the Minister presented the main directions of the judicial reform strategy, details, presenting the position of international organizations on this issue.
The Ambassador then positively assessed the ratification of the Council of Europe Convention on the Protection of Children against Sexual Exploitation and Sexual Violence by the Republic of Armenia, as he was interested in the ratification process of the Council of Europe Convention on Preventing and Combating Violence against Women.
The Minister expressed readiness to continue cooperation in the field of justice.
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