Freedom of Information and Speech
The Court proposes to the representative of the Minister of Defense to provide evidence on the information requested by HCA Vanadzor being confidential; the next court hearing is on March 19
The Court proposed to the representative of the respondent to provide the extract of the confidential order that proved the confidentiality of the order. Incidentally, if it is impossible to provide it to the court as a copy, that extract of the order will be examined at a court session behind closed doors.
The Ministry of Finances would like to be involved as a third party in the examination of the claim filed by Armenian Women’s Front member Susanna Simonyan
On February 1, 2018 the RA Administrative Court adjourned the examination of the claim filed by Armenian Women’s Front member Susanna Simonyan against the RA Police.
Former SSC employees still work at the RA NSS, and the NSS structure is a state secret. the NSS responds to the inquiry by HCA Vanadzor
On December 29, 2017 Head of the RA National Security Service Agency A. Avetisyan responded to HCA Vanadzor’s inquiry of December 21.
The decision on the case against the Defense Minister not pronounced; the Court decides to recommence the proceedings
On December 21, 2017 the RA Administrative Court was supposed to pronounce the decision made following the examination of the application submitted by HCA Vanadzor against the Defense Minister of the Republic of Armenia.
In response to HCA Vanadzor’s inquiry for the aforementioned information, on September 23, 2017 Head of the RA Police Legal Department A. Sargsyan provided information only on the badges of the Police, considering the rest to be a state secret.
On November 30, 2017 within the framework of the hearing before the RA Administrative Court in regard to the claim of receiving a copy of the manual on military service restrictions it became clear that the RA Ministry of Defense had not published the manual in the system of arlis.am.
The video submitted by the Respondent is to be examined at the upcoming hearing of the case of the Mashtots Avenue demonstrator
On November 8, 2017, the hearing of Geghetsik Tonoyan, the Mashtots Avenue demonstrator, started at the RA Administrative Court.
In his reply of September 23, 2017, A. Margaryan, Head of the Legal Department of the RA Police, provided information only on the latter question of the inquiry and as for the other ones, he mentioned that such information was considered confidential by RA Government decrees and he might not provide any information. He also added that the Concept for RA Police Development in 2017-2022, currently under development, will cover a suggestion on declassifying such information.
On September 8, 2017 the RA Administrative Court resumed examining the case of V. Petrosyan, who took part in the protest in Mashtots Avenue in March 2016.
Mashtots Avenue protester Tonoyan’s representative motioned to partially suspend the case proceedings
Since no report on any offence under Article 180.1(11), RA Code of Administrative Offences was drafted at the police department and no such report was submitted to the court, T. Siradeghyan motioned to suspend the proceedings on that part. The Court will consider the motion later.
Ministry of Defense declassified the Manual on Limitations on Military Service for Conscripts with Health Problems; in August it will be accessible on arlis.am
According to the Defense Ministry’s representative, as early as late August, the manual will be already available in arlis.am system in form of an Annex to RA Defense Minister’s Decree № 410-N of August 4. 2013.
Some criminal cases in ‘Datalex’ system became inaccessible as a result of “new technological solutions”
Lately, information on some criminal cases in ‘Datalex’ judicial information system has become inaccessible at all. The search results in limited information about the case with the note “Information is limited” and when trying to open the case, a window appears with the note: “You are not authorized to view this case”. The problem concerns especially military cases.