YPC Weekly Newsletter

2004


COURT OF APPEALS MADE A DECISION IN FAVOR OF HCA VANADZOR BRANCH

On August 24 the RA Court of Appeals secured the appeal of the Vanadzor Branch of Helsinki Citizens Assembly, filed because of the clarification of a court ruling on the suit of the organization versus Vanadzor municipality. As it has been reported, on April 30 the court of primary jurisdiction of Lory region secured the suit of Vanadzor Branch of HCA, obliging the municipality to provide the copies of resolutions of the municipality and the Council of Senior Citizens of the community for 2002-2003, except for those constituting a secret, to the organization. The amount of a local duty for the receipt of the documents was defined to be only 1,000 drams (about $ 2). However, on June 10 the same court passed a resolution on clarification of the ruling, according to which the HCA Vanadzor Branch was presently to pay the duty of the same 1,000 drams but for each copy of the documents requested (see YPC Weekly Newsletter, June 11-17, 2004).

The Court of Appeals recognized this clarification to be illegitimate. In other words, now the city administration is to provide the HCA Vanadzor Branch with all the documents requested for 1,000 drams.