Decision of the Committee on Early Conditional Release from Punishment was Appealed

Today, on 11.04.2016, the Advocate of “The Foundation Against the Violation of Law” NGO Ara Gharagyosyan appealed the decision on 25.01.2016 of Independent committee on issues of early conditional release from punishment and replacement of the unserved part of the punishment with a milder punishment.

The defender grounded his appeal by the facts that the procedure of examination by the committee has not been based on law, has not been affordable and predictable.

Furthermore, by the RA legislation is not defined by which procedure should the committee be guided, as well as are not defined the criterias of decision making by the committee.

In this sphere Armenia does not execute the recommendation N 22 of Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe on 24 September 2003, according to which the criterias of granting conditional release should be executed so that to grant conditional release to all persons deprived of their liberty who meet the minimum level of safeguards for becoming law-abiding citizens.

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