YPC Weekly Newsletter

2005


PUBLIC HEARINGS ON THE DRAFT LAW “ON MANDATORY COPY OF DOCUMENTS”

On July 8 in Yerevan public hearings of the draft law “On Mandatory Copy of
Documents”, organized by Partnership for Open Society Initiative, were held.
The draft, developed by the RA National Assembly Standing Committee on Science,
Education, Culture and Youth Issues, was presented by the head of the Committee
Hranush Hakobian. The document stipulates in particular a mandatory provision
to libraries of at least 4 copies of periodical print, audio and video production.
On May 26 the draft was adopted by the RA NA in the first hearing, and a number
of its provisions is in need of changes and clarifications, which has necessitated
the conductance of public discussion with the involvement of interested organizations.