“NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL EFFORTS FOR APPLIED ETHICS” CONFERENCE WILL TAKE PLACE IN ARMENIA
The Commission on Ethics of High-Ranking Officials, with the support of Armenian Office of German International Cooperation (GIZ) Agency of the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) of Germany, organizes an international conference on “National and International Efforts for Applied Ethics”, which will take place on January 25, 2016 in Armenia Marriott Hotel Yerevan. The goal of the conference is to initiate a discussion on integrity standards and...
THE INTERVIEW OF THE CHAIRPERSON OF THE COMMISSION ON ETHICS OF HIGH-RANKING OFFICIALS TO THE "PUBLIC SERVICE" NEWSPAPER
The interview of the Chairperson of the Commission on Ethics of High-Ranking Officials to the "Public Service" newspaper.
THE REGIONAL SEMINAR ON “LEGISLATIVE TOOLKIT ON CONFLICT OF INTEREST” IN ISTANBUL
Edgar Shatiryan, a member of the Commission on Ethics of High-Ranking Officials of Armenia, participated in the regional seminar on “Legislative toolkit on conflict of interests” organized within the scope of “Fight against corruption and fostering good governance; fight against money-laundering” project of Eastern Partnership and Council of Europe from October 15-16, 2015 in Istanbul, Turkey. The seminar intended to improve the legal mechanisms of conflict of...
THE ANTI-CORRUPTION COUNCIL OF ARMENIA HAS HELD ITS FIRST MEETING
The Anti-Corruption Council of Armenia held its first meeting on July 29, 2015, which was attended by council member Siranush Sahakyan, the Chairperson of the Commission on Ethics of High-Ranking Officials of Armenia. The meeting agenda also included issues related to asset declaration system of high-level officials and persons affiliated with them. Siranush Sahakyan delivered a speech focusing on sanctions for non-compliance of the norms regulating declaration submission processes....
ON COOPERATION OF THE COMMISSION WITH THE MEDIA
The Commission on Ethics of High-Ranking Officials considers one of the important prerequisites for the proper implementation of its functions the active cooperation with media and civil society. Media publications on the Commission activity, review and analysis of the submitted declarations greatly contribute to implementation of our mission for transparent and good governance, integrity of public officials, reduction of conflict of interest and corruption prevention. On July 3-4,...
THE COMMISSION ON ETHICS OF HIGH-RANKING OFFICIALS OF ARMENIA HAD A MEETING WITH THE WORLD BANK DELEGATION
On May 27, 2015, the Commission on Ethics of High-Ranking Officials of Armenia hosted the World Bank Delegation – Mr. Migara De Silva, World Bank Senior Economist, Mr. David Melikyan, World Bank Yerevan Office Public Sector Management Chief Specialist, experts Mrs. Seda Pahlavuni and Mrs. Olga Sipka, as well as Mr. Aharon Mkrtchyan, the head of the Second Public Sector Modernization Project for Armenia. During the meeting, the parties discussed the outcomes of the activities...
Interview of Siranush Sahakyan, the chairperson of the Commission on Ethics of High-Ranking Officials
Interview of Siranush Sahakyan, the chairperson of the Commission on Ethics of High-Ranking Officials with the show of Armenian Public Ratio on legal issues, “Your Counsel, Aram Vardevanyan”
THE COMMISSION ON ETHICS OF HIGH-RANKING OFFICIALS AND THE MINISTRY OF JUSTICE OF ARMENIA HAVE SIGNED A MEMORANDUM OF COOPERATION
Siranush Sahakayan, The Chairperson of the Commission on Ethics of High-Ranking Officials and Hovhannes Manukyan, the Minister of Justice of Armenia signed a Memorandum of Cooperation on May 15, 2015. This memorandum will ensure the providing data to the Ethics Commission from the state electronic registries of the Civil Acts Registration Office and the State Register of the Legal Entities under the Ministry of Justice. As a result, the Ethics Commission will have an opportunity to check the...
THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE ELECTRONIC DECLARATION ANALYSIS SYSTEM BASED ON RISK INDICATORS IS IN PROCESS
The Commission on Ethics of High-Ranking Officials of Armenia is currently implementing the system of electronic declaration analysis based on risk indicators. In this regard, the Ethics Commission team participated in “Conflict of interests, asset and income declaration regulations in Armenian public sector” seminar organized by the World Bank in order to further develop its capacities of asset and income declaration analysis. Working discussions with the World...
THE COMMISSION ON ETHICS OF HIGH RANKING OFFICIALS OF ARMENIA HOSTED GRECO DELEGATION
The Commission on Ethics of High Ranking Officials of Armenia hosted the Group of States Against Corruption (GRECO) delegation of the Council of Europe that are in Armenia to conduct the fourth evaluation round of implementation of GRECO corruption prevention recommendations. The delegation included Michael Janssen, representative of GRECO Secretariat and international experts in the field. The achievements and problems of the property and income declaration system in Armenia as...
CLARIFICATION ON DECLARATION SUBMISSION PROCESS
The Commission on Ethics of High-Ranking Officials clarifies that, in the cases of making corrections to declarations of high-ranking officials, the electronic declaration system will keep the date of initial declaration submission as the date of declaration submission.
THE COMMISSION ON ETHICS OF HIGH-RANKING OFFICIALS INFORMS
The electronic declaration system allows making corrections in the submitted declarations and the mentioned procedure is described in the guideline on high-ranking officials’ electronic declaration submission ( http://www.ethics.am/files/legislation/218.pdf ). In the cases of corrected declarations, the day when the corrected declarations are submitted is recognized by the electronic system as the date of declaration submission. The Ethics Commission expresses its readiness to...