The cooperation scopes of the Corruption Prevention Commission and the Republic of Armenia Prosecutor’s General Office both in pre-proceeding (forwarding materials to the RA Prosecutor General’s Office in case of detecting illicit enrichment risks during the declaration analysis processes) and during proceeding procedures have been clarified at legislative level. In this regard, the provisions ensuring the feedback was established. The international cooperation was also...
Within the period of January 1 of 2018 to March 30 of 2018, the Commission on Ethics of High-Ranking Officials has instituted 78 proceedings : 5 proceedings have been instituted on media publication, 73 on the ground of the studies conducted by the Commission respectively. Three applications on the alleged violations within the Commission’s jurisdiction is under examination. Within the mentioned time period, the Commission has made 71 decisions on recorded violation, 7...
Establishment of Institutional Grounds for Corruption Prevention
The Commission on Ethics of High-Ranking Officials had an active participation in the elaboration processes of the RA draft laws on “Making Amendments and Supplements to the Republic of Armenia laws on “Corruption Prevention Commission” and “Public Service”” adopted in 2017. The Commission was also involved in the working group established for that purpose, submitted recommendations, as well as an opinion on the currently circulated legal acts to the...
Initial Data on the Submission Status of the 2017 (Annual) Declarations
The Commission on Ethics of High-Ranking Officials, until the deadline of the declaration submission, March 30 of 2017, expected to receive declarations of 3233 high-ranking officials. By summarizing the initial data, 3027 declarant officials submitted their annual declarations for 2017 as of April 10 of 2018. Approximately 2600 declarations of high-ranking officials have already been published. The declaration publication is still in process. The publicity of the...
Initial Data Regarding the Submission Status of the Annual Declarations for 2017
The Commission on Ethics of High-Ranking Officials expected to receive 3233 declarations of high-ranking officials for 2017 until March 30 of 2018, the deadline for declaration submission. By summarizing the initial data, as of April 10 of 2018, 3027 declarant high-ranking officials submitted their annual declarations for 2017. Approximately 3027 declarations have already been publicized. The declaration publicizing process is still ongoing. The verification process of filling...
Fight against Corruption Based on the Best International Experience
The Commission on Ethics of High-Ranking Officials has summarized the outcomes of the Project launched on September 2017 with the support of the Embassy of the Great Britain and Northern Ireland in the Republic of Armenia, which was aimed at raising the Commission’s efficiency in implementing its functions. The Project included different directions: 1. Consultancy on the reforms related to the fight against corruption, 2. Capacity building of the Armenian...
The Commission Team Participated in the International Workshop of the Network for Integrity
The Commission representatives - Commissioner Lilit Petrosyan and Chief Specialist of the Department of Legal Issues and Proceedings Aregnaz Chandoyan participated in the workshop on digital tools to promote and monitor public integrity on March 29 and 30 of 2018. The event was organized by The Network for Integrity in Paris under the auspices of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). This workshop brought together representatives and experts from...
The Prohibition of Accepting Officio Gifts
New regulations regarding the acceptance of officio gifts by the new Law on “Public Service” have been established. The acceptance of gifts, while exercising official duties is prohibited by the law. According to the Government order, the public official, while accepting a permissible gifts should inform about it. If the amount of the gift accepted by the high-ranking official exceeds 75 thousand Armenian Drams, the latter is considered as state or community...
The New Legislative Regulations for Conflict of Interest will Cover Large Scope of People
By the new RA Law on “Public Service”, the conflict of interest regulations will cover not only certain groups of high-ranking officials, but also larger scope of officials, including people holding state positions, heads of communities with a population of 15,000 and more, their deputies, heads of Yerevan’s administrative districts, their deputies, as well as public servants. Within the meaning of the Law, conflict of interest is a situation in which, when...
The Declarations of the Officials will Be United
By the adoption of the RA Law on “Public Service” on 23 March of 2018, the necessary legal preconditions for the effective functioning of Corruption Prevention Commission to be established on the grounds of the Commission on Ethics of High-Ranking Officials, as well as in that context for the proper application of the declaration analysis have been established. The Commission on Ethics of High-Ranking Officials had a great role in the elaboration process of the draft law, the...
Notification on the Deadline for Submitting the Annual Declarations
In accordance with Paragraph 1 of Article 33 of the Republic of Armenia
Discussion of the results of the project implemented with the support of the International Governance and Risk Institute
In partnership with the Commission on the Ethics of High Ranking Officials (hereinafter the Commission), the International Governance and Risk Institute (GovRisk) organized an event on March 21 at the Grand Hotel Yerevan, which aimed at presenting the outcomes of the project financed by the Embassy of the United Kingdom and Northern Ireland in Armenia The project assisted the Commission on Ethics of High-Ranking Officials in implementing its functions more effectively. Her...