Examination of the Practice on Subjecting the Judges to Disciplinary Liability

The Protection of Rights without Borders NGO (herein referred as the Organization) has conducted an examination on the decisions on the investigation of the motions to subject the judges to disciplinary liability adopted by the Supreme Judicial Council (herein referred as the SJC) within the period of April 2018 to December 31 of 2020.

In the scope of the examination, the amendments and supplements made in the RA Constitutional Law on “Judicial Code” were observed and based on the latter decisions adopted by the RA Supreme Judicial Council on subjecting judges to disciplinary liability were examined, as well as the current legislative and practical problems were raised.

The outcomes of the examination allowed to highlight the types of disciplinary liabilities applied against the judges and record the practice and problems of subjecting the judges to different disciplinary liabilities for the same dead.

The recording of the mentioned problems and the recommendations directed towards their solution are essential in terms of justification of the adopted decisions, proportionality of the selected liability measure and the efficient functioning of the liability institute.

The report and the conclusions have essential role in terms of making the further activities of the relevant state bodies directed towards the solution of the discussed issues more regulated and more targeted.

The current report has been elaborated by the “Protection of Rights without Borders” NGO in the scope of the “Insurance of the Independence of the RA Judiciary in the context of Judicial Reforms”. The Project was implemented with the financial support of the Open Society Foundations – Armenia Office.

Examination of the Practice on Subjecting the Judges to Disciplinary Liability Part 1

Examination of the Practice on Subjecting the Judges to Disciplinary Liability Part 2