Vigen Kocharyan participates in the EU Eastern Partnership Platform 1 meeting in Brussels

20/02/2019 Font

On 19 February 2019, the delegation headed by Deputy Minister of Justice of the Republic of Armenia Vigen Kocharyan participated in the 19th Eastern Partnership Platform 1 on "Strengthening Institutions and Good Governance" of EU.

During the meeting, the discussions focused on the issues related to the strengthening of the rule of law, ensuring of access to justice, strengthening of binding execution of court decisions, fight against domestic violence and sexual abuse in Eastern Partnership countries.

In his speech, Deputy Minister of Justice of the Republic of Armenia Vigen Kocharyan presented the main regulations of the Law of the Republic of Armenia "On prevention of violence in the family, protection of persons having been subjected to violence in the family and restoration of solidarity in family", as well as touched upon the main issues of effective implementation of the Law. Vigen Kocharyan also spoke about the process of ratification of the Council of Europe Convention "On preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence (Istanbul Convention).

Within the scope of the meeting, main issues of possible assistance aimed at implementation of commitments assumed by the Republic of Armenia in the field of human rights were discussed with high-level representatives of the European Union and the Council of Europe.

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