Siranush Sahakyan has resigned from the office of Chair of the Commission on Ethics of High-Ranking Officials In January 2014, when I assumed the office of Chair of the Commission on Ethics of High-Ranking Officials of the Republic of Armenia, I fully realized that development of a newly set system was an intricate and responsible task. I was also convinced that in a short term (four years) and with limited resources the pledge of success could be only professionalism, honesty,...
The Commission on Ethics of High-Ranking Officials has achieved the highest results among other Armenian specialized anti-corruption bodies
Within the scopes of the European Union and Council of Europe Partnership for Good Governance Program an assessment of “The independence and operational effectiveness of specialized anti-corruption bodies” has been carried out for Eastern Partnership countries (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Moldova, Ukraine and Belarus). Among Armenian anti-corruption bodies the Anti-Corruption Council, the Special Investigation Service, the Commission on Ethics of High-Ranking Officials...
International Youth Competition/United against Corruption/
The Commission on Ethics of High-Ranking Officials informs: The RA Prosecutor General’s Office has announced an international youth competition on “United against Corruption” anti-corruption social advertisement.
During the Month of July, the Commission Instituted 28 Proceedings on Administrative Offences and Made 37 Decisions
During the month of July, 2018, from the 34 proceedings instituted in the outcomes of the research and analysis conducted by the Commission on Ethics of High-Ranking Officials, examination of 33 cases has ended, in the result of the examination of 15 cases, decisions on the application of administrative offence, and as for the 18 cases, decisions on discontinuing the administrative proceeding were respectively made. During the month of July, proceedings on 28 cases of administrative...
The List of Declarant Public Officials, who Failed to Submit their Appointment Declarations as of July 24 of 2018, is Being Published
The Commission on Ethics of High-Ranking Officials, in the outcomes of declaration submission requirements checking process, has summarized the data of public officials, who has not submitted their appointment declarations as of July 24 of 2018. 19 public officials have not submitted their appointment declarations after the 30 day deadline, the list of whom is being published. In this regard, proceedings on administrative offence cases have been instituted in accordance with...
The Chairperson of the Commission on Ethics of High-Ranking Officials Participated in the Meeting of Anti-corruption Network for Eastern Europe and Central Asia (ACN)
Siranush Sahakyan, Chairperson of the Commission on Ethics of High-Ranking Officials, participated in the plenary meeting of the Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) Anti-Corruption Network for Eastern Europe and Central Asia (ACN) on July 3-5 of 2018, in Paris. Anti-corruption decision-makers from countries in Eastern Europe and Central Asia, members of the OECD Working Group on Bribery, as well as representatives from international organizations and civil society...
66 Proceedings on Administrative Offences Have Been Instituted
In June, the Commission on Ethics of High-Ranking Officials, based on the studies and analysis, instituted 66 proceedings on administrative offences in accordance with the administrative violations features prescribed by Paragraph 5 of Article 169.28 (“negligently submitting incorrect or incomplete data in the declaration” of the RA Code of Administrative Offences. In the outcomes of the proceedings, 15 decisions on the application of administrative penalty, 17 decisions...
Clarification on the Declaration Submission Process by the Advisors Appointed on Social Basis
The advisors appointed on the social basis are not considered high-ranking officials in accordance with Paragraph 10 of Article 8 of the RA Law on “Public Service” dated 23.03.2018, HO-206-N. Taking into consideration the circumstance, that pursuant to the respective the law, the obligation to submit a declaration is conditioned by the circumstance of holding of the respective position, the advisors appointed on social basis are not obliged to submit asset, income and...
The List of Wining Companies with the Participation of the High-Ranking Officials and their Related Persons
Within the scope of the study ( http://ethics.am/u_files/file/news/11.06.2018.pdf ) conducted by the Commission on Ethics of High-Ranking Officials, the list of the procurement winning commercial organisations for the period of 2014-2017, in which the high-ranking officials and their related persons have (had) participation (the list does not include the companies, from which the mentioned persons had salaries or other equal payments) is being published. The Commission will...
Recommendations on Conflict of Interest Preventions for High Ranking Officials Are Being Submitted to the RA Government
In the outcomes of the discussions with the respective representatives from the RA Ministry of Finance, “Transparency International” Anti-Corruption Centre, “National Centre of Public Policy Research” non-governmental organization on the recommendations reflected in the study on conflict of interest problems among high-ranking officials elaborated by the Commission on Ethics of High-Ranking Officials, pursuant to Part 3 of Paragraph 1 of Article 43 of the RA Law on...
The Conflict of Interest in the Procurement Procedure with the Involvement of High-Ranking Officials
The Commission on Ethics of High-Ranking Officials conducted a research on the conflict of interest issues among high-ranking officials within the period of October 2017 to March 2018. Data regarding 841 commercial organizations with the participation of high-ranking officials and their related persons have been taken out through the examination of 2181 declarations and other sources. It was detected, that within the period of 2014-2017, 91 commercial organizations with the...
The Commission on Ethics of High-Ranking Officials Has Made 100 Decisions on the Application of Administrative Penalties
Within the period of April 1 to May 31, based on the examinations and analysis, the Commission on Ethics of High-Ranking Officials has instituted 126 proceedings on administrative offences. In the outcomes of the instituted proceedings, 100 decisions regarding the application of administrative penalty, 26 decisions on the discontinuation of the proceeding respectively have been made. The number of the proceedings according to the respective high-ranking officials is presented in...