Proceedings on the complaint of the Helsinki Citizens' Assembly Vanadzor (HCAV) office against Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan's actions on Armenia's accession to the Customs Union will not be admitted. This means that the courts do not care about the problems of Armenia, reports the HCAV office [AM], commenting on the decision by the RA Court of Cassation.
The verdict states that the court decision comes into force from the moment of its adoption, is final and not subject to appeal.
"The problems caused by head of Armenia Serzh Sargsyan in no way disturb the RA judiciary," says the HCAV office, commenting on the decision.
Following Serzh Sargsyan's September 3, 2013 statement, the HCAV office submitted a complaint to the RA Administrative Court, demanding Sargsyan's actions to join the Customs Union be recognized as unlawful.
Head of the Helsinki Citizens' Assembly Vanadzor office Artur Sakunts said that the Armenian government for years was preparing to sign the EU Association Agreement, but a statement on September 3 and decisions made afterwards expressed a position contrary to those steps. Thus, the principle of transparency was violated, since an arbitrary decision was made in a single day.
"Serzh Sargsyan's decision also is not justified. The decision must proceed from the interests of the people, whereas with this decision a deterioration is taking place, when a decision is made on behalf of the Republic of Armenia to join the Customs Union — instead of the Association Agreement," said Sakunts.
These arguments weren't persuasive for the RA Court of Cassation, which informed HCAV office of its decision in writing on May 23.