YEREVAN (Noyan Tapan)–Chairman of the Constitutional Court of Armenia Gagik Haroutiunian was elected member of the Council of the International Association of Constitutional Law. His election came in light of Armenia’s participation in the 5th Congress of the Association held in Rotterdam on July 12-16–announced Haroutiunian at a press conference Tuesday. Armenia is the only former Soviet republic to be represented at the 25-member Council.
The congress dealt with issues of constitutionalism–universalism and democracy. Armenia presented a report on a new method and approach to comparative constitutional analysis. A dictionary of basic constitutional terms and concepts presented by Armenia–compiled on the basis of constitutions of 145 countries–aroused a keen interest among the congress participants. The dictionary will be put on the Association’s Internet site and Armenia’s authorship will be indicated.
The Association was founded in 1983 and embraces over a hundred countries.