YEREVAN, February 25. /ARKA/. On Monday, the National Assembly of Armenia passed at the first reading a bill implying establishment of the justice academy in the country.
Justice Minister Hrayr Tovmasyan, presenting the bill to lawmakers, said the justice academy would be established in Armenia as part of the strategy of the judicial and legal reforms which are planned to be implemented over a period between 2012 and 2016.
“International experience shows that mechanisms of selection and training of specialists for prosecutor offices and judicial institutions differ a little from mechanisms of training other public servants in terms of specifics of their functions,” he said. “That is why higher education is not enough for working at these institutions.”
The minister said that a new judicial code was adopted in 2007, which implied establishment of the judicial and prosecutor schools.
“However, these institutions functioned separately, and this creates some problems,” he said.
Tovmasyan stressed that the unification of these two schools into the Academy of Justice will make it possible to manage human resources effectively and to improve the training methodology.
This will leave no room for various interpretations of legal norms by future officers of prosecutor and judicial agencies. -0-