About the Supreme Judicial Council

A new independent body, Supreme Judicial Council,  was established by the Republic of Armenia Constitution Referendum dated December 6 of 2015. It was declared by a separate Article of the Republic of Armenia Constitution, that the Supreme Judicial Council is an independent state body, which ensures the independence of the judges and courts.

It was established by the provisions of Chapter 7 of the Republic of Armenia Constitution, that the justice in Armenia is being implemented only by the judges through a three scale judicial system and in this sense the Supreme Judicial Council is the guarantee for carrying out that functions without any restrictions.

The Supreme Judicial Council is composed of five members, who are prominent lawyers and professors elected by the Republic of Armenia National Assembly, the election of which ensures the representativeness from all the judicial bodies.

All the members of the Supreme Judicial Council were elected by the General Assembly of Judges on March 1 of 2018 and on February 28 of 2018 by the RA National Assembly respectively, who elected the President of the Supreme Judicial Council on March 5 of 2018.

On April 9 of 2018, the Supreme Judicial Council undertook its authorities vested to the Council by the Republic of Armenia Constitution Law on “Judicial Code”.

The mechanisms prescribed for the effective implementation of the authorities vested to the Supreme Judicial Council, are intended to ensure the establishment of the new three-scale judicial system in the Republic of Armenia, as well as the independence of the judiciary in the country.