A Training on “Effective Communication in the Fight against Corruption”
The Commission on Ethics of High-Ranking Officials, in joint partnership with the International Governance and Risk Institute of the U.K. and “Thomson Reuters Corporation”, is...
The Commission Has Presented the Anti-Corruption Reforms in Armenia
The Commission on Ethics of High-Ranking Officials is participating in the meetings with the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) monitoring group, which is in Armenia...
In Regard to the Announcement on “The Candidate of the President of the Republic of Armenia Must Correspond to the Requirements of the Constitution”
In regard to the statements “Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Armen Sargsyan, being a high-ranking official, has not submitted the annual asset and income declaration for 2013 and in other declarations submitted by him and his spouse there is no data about the received income. Meanwhile, it is obvious that he had income, at least in the form of salary for the diplomatic representative” made in the above mentioned announcement, we inform, that Armen Sargsyan,...
Clarification on the Announcement Regarding the Declarations of Avetis Berberyan’s, Assistant to the RA President, Related Person
According to the article entitled “Assistant to Armenian President to Build Brewery and Restaurant in Arzni” published in “Hetq” online media, Elizabeth Shmavonyan, related person to the RA President’s Assistant Avetis Berberyan, failed to declare her shares in “Bitter River” LTD in her annual declarations for 2015 and 2016 respectively. According to Article 34 of the RA Law on “Public Service”, the declaration of the family member...
Study Visit to the United Kingdom
The representatives of the Commission on Ethics of High-Ranking Official were in the United Kingdom on a study visit within the period of December 18-22 of 2017. The Armenian delegation, within the scope of the meetings with the anti-corruption bodies and civil society organizations initiated by the International Governance and Risk Institute of the United Kingdom, studied the best experience of the United Kingdom. The experts of the International Governance and Risk...
A Memorandum of Understanding with the Anti-Corruption Agency of Serbia was Signed
The representatives of the Commission on Ethics of High-Ranking Officials were in Belgrade on a study visit within the period of December 20-22 of 2017. During the visit, the representatives of the Commission had meetings with the experts in field of asset, income declarations of high-ranking officials, conflict of interest, corruption prevention, as well as with the international cooperation experts and studied the best experience of the Anti-Corruption Agency of Serbia. Bilaterally...
The Network for Integrity welcomes a new member
On 9 December 2017, the anniversary of the adoption of the United Nations Convention against Corruption in 2003 in Mérida, the international anti-corruption day is an opportunity to raise citizens’ awareness of the consequences of corruption. According to the United Nations Development Program, over 2.6 trillion dollars are diverted every year. While the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists along with 96 media partners released the “Paradise...
The Working Visit of the RA Delegation to the Corruption Eradication Commission of Indonesia
A discussion of the Integrity report of Indonesia’s high-ranking officials by Indonesia’s Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) was held in Jakarta on December 6-8 of 2017. The Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK), welcoming the visit of the Armenian delegation presented the report. The cases of investigation, accusative conclusions and criminal persecution based on the analysis of the Integrity Report from the legal prospective were discussed. Siranush...
Strengthening International Cooperation to Fight against Breaches of Probity
On 5 November 2017, the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) along with 96 media partners released the “Paradise Papers”, over 13.5 million documents that describe the techniques employed by high-ranking public officials and big companies to evade taxes on over 400 billion dollars around the world. Unlike the “Panama Papers”, which mainly exposed cases of money laundering stemming from tax fraud and illicit activities, the Paradise Papers...
A Workshop on “International Systems for Conflict of Interest Management in Public Sector”
A workshop on “International Systems for Conflict of Interest Management in Public Sector” was organized at the office of the Commission on Ethics of High-Ranking Officials, which was aimed at the reform of conflict of interest management system and the capacity building of the regulations enforcement. Dmitro Kotliar, the expert of the International Governance and Risk Institute talked about the best experience of the differences of the conflict of interest types, more...
A Workshop on “International Corruption Prevention Tools”
A workshop on “International Corruption Prevention Tools” was organized at the office of the Commission on Ethics of High-Ranking Officials. The workshop aimed at the transfer of more profound knowledge on the corruption prevention tools as well as exchange of experience in this regard. Dmitro Kotliar, the expert of the International Governance and Risk Institute talked about the best experience of the corruption prevention tools and the application possibilities of the...
The Commission Has Joined the Network for Integrity Initiative
By the unanimous approval of the Network for Integrity, the Commission on Ethics of High-Ranking Official has become a member of the organization. Anti-corruption organizations from 13 countries and 4 continent are also members of the initiative. The list of the member countries include France, Latvia, Croatia, Greece, Mexico, Moldova, Peru, Romania, Senegal, Georgia, Cote d’Ivoire, Ukraine. The Network for Integrity aims at the development and promotion of integrity culture to...