YEREVAN (Armenpress)–Reforms in Armenia’s judicial system went into effect this week as the country’s old court system was replaced by a new judicial apparatus.
Armenia’s new judiciary legislation requires the dissolution of the country’s current economic court system and the establishment of an all encompassing administrative court system, whose jurisdiction will extend across the whole of the country.
Armenia’s current first instance courts will be reconfigured and renamed as common law courts. While their current judges and chairmen will retain their positions in the new court structure.
According to Arthur Tunyan, head of an administrative office in charge of implementing the judicial reform, each province (marz) will have its own common law court, tasked with hearing both criminal and civil cases.
Six specialized regional courts will also be set up throughout the country to hear the most complicated criminal and civil cases.