Sources: Along with prime minister’s post, RPA determined to make some other staff reshuffles – Sharmazanov taking parliament speaker’s position, Haroutiunyan going back to the justice ministry, while Sargsyan to engage in diplomacy
by Ashot Safaryan
Armenia's new Code of Criminal Procedure will make it possible both to provide protection of defendants' rights and guarantee the work of investigative agencies, US Ambassador John Heffern said at the roundtable dedicated to the new draft code, drawn out jointly by the working group of Armenia's Justice Ministry, the GIZ, US Embassy and OSCE Yerevan office.
He said that formation of the new Code of Criminal Procedure is very much important, as it will make the system more competitive and meeting international standards. The ambassador thinks that the Code will ensure protection of defendants' rights and will make the test of proof more distinct. Mr Heffern said that the new Code will allow a defendant and his lawyer to confront all the witnesses which gave evidences against the defendant.
He also added that the new Code will also guarantee effective work of the law-enforcement agencies.