YPC Weekly Newsletter

2010


RA CONSTITUTIONAL COURT REVOKED THE COMPLAINT OF FOI CENTER

On February 5 RA Constitutional Court released the ruling on the compliance of Articles 151 (“The Order of Examination of Cases on Bringing to Justice”) and 152 (“Requirements to Applications for Bringing to Justice”) of the RA Administrative Procedure Code with the Main Law. As it has been reported, on September 9, 2009 the respective complaint was submitted by the Freedom of Information Center. The reason for filing the Constitutional Court became the inconsistent application of Articles by the judges while examining cases on violations of information right (see YPC Weekly Newsletter, September 3-10, 2009 ).

According to the decision of Constitutional Court, Articles 151 and 152 of Administrative Procedure Code are in compliance with the Main Law. At the same time, the Court noted that the issue raised by FOI Center deals with the imperfection of the legislation and can be overcome by amending the Administrative Procedure Code.