Law 16:00 24/03/2023 Armenia

Armenia's top court greenlights ratification of Rome Statute

The Constitutional Court of Armenia on Friday ruled that the Rome Statute – the treaty that established the International Criminal Court (ICC) – complies with the Constitution of Armenia, ARMENPRESS reported.

The decision was delivered by Chief Justice Arman Dilanyan.

Justices Hrayr Tovmasyan, Arayik Tunyan and Yervand Khundkaryan expressed “special opinions”, i.e., reservations, he said.

The Armenian government re-launched the process of ratifying the Rome Statute in December 2022. Back then, the government applied to the Constitutional Court to check the compliance of Armenia’s present-day constitution (adopted in 2015) with the Rome Statute, because the process was disrupted in 2004 when the high court ruled that the Rome Statute contradicted the then-constitution which was adopted in 1995.



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