ArmInfo. Justice Minister of Armenia David Harutyunyan met the Ambassador of Great Britain to Armenia Judith Farnworth
According to Armenian Justice Ministry press service, Harutyunyan submitted the Ambassador prioritized programs of the Ministry. The sides discussed the possibilities of cooperation on issues of implementation anticorruption policy in Armenia and the development of a new labor code.
The Ambassador stressed the importance of effective implementation of anti corruption reform and in this regard expressed readiness to deepen cooperation.
The Armenian government presented an anti-corruption strategy for 2017-22. In particular, the document notes that in the fight against corruption the Armenian government plans to develop an anti- corruption institutional system for the creation and launching of an anti-corruption autonomous body corresponding to international legal standards and requirements until 2018, by the end of 2018 to take measures to continue implementing the anti-corruption strategy, stressing necessity of incorruptibility of officials. The government plans to develop a new effective anti-corruption, long-term strategy in defining targets for the elimination of corruption. Until the end of 2019, it is planned to expand the list of persons representing the declaration on property and income. By the end of 2019, it is planned to clarify at the legislative level the amount of corruption crimes and offenses. By the end of 2021, the normative system for assessing the impact on fighting corruption will be improved. Until the end of 2018 institutes of informers will be introduced and practical procedures for implementing the institute will be provided. It is also planned to create a single electronic program, in which it is possible to transmit anonymously information about corruption crimes. Until the end of 2018, measures will be taken to ensure transparency in the extractive industries. Until the end of 2020, the possibility of investigating anti- corruption crimes by one structure will be considered. To improve the business environment and to protect the rights of businessmen, the Armenian government plans to complete the development of the Law on the Protection of the Rights of Entrepreneurs before the end of 2017 and submit it to the National Assembly and, before the end of 2018, establish an institute for the protection of the rights of entrepreneurs.