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Many legal reviews and legislative drafts have been prepared on the necessity of the protection of public interest.
In its decision N 906 dated September 7, 2010, the RA Constitutional Court, taking into account the role of non-governmental organizations in the life of the state and civil society, and guided by the goal of increasing the efficiency of the activity of non-governmental organizations, found that the RA Administrative Procedure Code can set the procedure and cases of exercising the right to apply to court for persons whose rights were violated, also based on the tendencies of current European developments regarding the institute of action popularis appeals.
It is necessary to highlight in this context that the current legal regulations do not yet identify the legal content of the terms “public interest” or “matters of public importance”.
Having studied the problems in the sphere, Helsinki Citizens’ Assembly-Vanadzor presents the following recommendations,
HCA Vanadzor also finds it necessary to add relevant provisions, according to their priority, to the RA draft laws “On the protection of the rights of persons with disability and their social integration”, “On securing legal equality” and RA constitutional law “Electoral Code”.
The full document is available HERE (in Armenian)