Wednesday, June 22, 2005

Possible Sanctions against Armenia if Constitutional Ammendments Fail

At long last, after missing the boat in challenging the removal of A1 Plus from the TV screens, the Council of Europe is showing its teeth. To be honest, it’s about time and to be welcomed.
The Committee on Legal Affairs has made two decisions. First: in case of failing the Constitutional reforms for the second time in Armenia the PACE has the right to raise the issue of stopping the authorizations of the delegation of Armenia, and second: after the realization of the Constitutional Referendum it must be put into execution as soon as possible.
Failure to enact a proper constitution in line with European standards, even if it still requires that society and the courts ensure it functions, will mark the end of democratic development in Armenia.

The full item from A1 Plus can be read here.

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