The Constitutional Court held its First Summer School for the Students of the Law Faculties of Armenian Universities

On 29-30 July, the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Armenia held its first summer school for the students of the law faculties of Armenian universities. The summer school was organized by Europe in Law Association in the framework of the project Support to the Institutional Reforms of the Constitutional Court financed by the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Armenia.

22 students from Yerevan State University, the American University of Armenia, Eurasia International University, French University in Armenia and the European University of Armenia participated in the summer school.

In his opening remarks Mr Arman Dilanyan, the President of the Constitutional Court stressed the importance of this kind of projects for law students in view of them being the future of Armenia, while Ms Lousineh Hakobyan, the President of Europe in Law Association thanked the Constitutional Court of Armenia and the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands for this educational opportunity for the youth. She also presented ELA’s previous cooperation efforts with the Constitutional Court, expressing hope that the future cooperation with the Court will be even more fruitful.

On 29 July, Justice Hovakim Hovakimyan delivered a presentation on the topic of ‘The Principles of Formation and Functioning of the Constitutional Court,’ followed by the presentation of Justice Edgar Shatiryan on the topic of ‘The Constitutional Court within the System of the Public Administration.’ On 30 July, Justice Seda Safaryan spoke about ‘The Role of the Constitutional Court in the Protection of Fundamental Rights and Freedoms,’ followed by the presentation of Vice-President of the Court, Justice Vahe Grigoryan on ‘The Role of the Constitutional Court in Constitutional Democracy.’

On 31 July, the summer school participants had a visit to the Court led by Vice-President Vahe Grigoryan. This was followed by an official ceremony of the handover of the certificates to the participants by Vice-President Grigoryan. Mr Arman Dilanyan, President of the Court and Mr Nico Schermers, Ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Armenia delivered welcoming remarks. The students were also awarded the Armenian translation of the handbook ‘Taking a Case to the European Court of Human Rights’ by prominent British lawyer and university Professor Philip Leach. The editors of the Armenian publication were Vice President Grigoryan and Lousineh Hakobyan.