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Court of Cassation

   

According to Article 92 § 2 of RA Constitution, the highest judicial instance of the Republic of Armenia, except constitutional justice issues, is RA Court of Cassation (hereinafter Court of Cassation), which is called to provide the uniform application of law.

The goal of the activity of the Court of Cassation is to provide the uniform application of law, the correct interpretation, and to contribute to the development of right. Basing on the complaint, in cases stipulated by law and orders, the Court of Cassation reviews the judicial acts of the Court of Appeal and the Administrative Court. The act of the Court of Cassation enters into legal force from the moment of its promulgation; it is final and is not subject to be appealed.

Currently the Court of Cassation is formed of the Chairman of the Court, Criminal Chamber, Civil and Administrative Chambers. The Criminal Chamber is formed of a Chamber Chairman and five judges, Civil and Administrative Chambers are formed of a Chamber Chairman and nine judges.
One Court of Cassation is functioning in the Republic of Armenia, the seat of which is located in Yerevan city.
Positions of one senior assistant and one assistant are foreseen for each judge of the Court of Cassation, who support the judge during the implementation of his/her authorities. The senior assistant to the judge prepares the drafts of judicial acts as well as implements other commissions by the judge.
The Court of Cassation is headed by the Chairman of the Court of Cassation, who is performing all the authorities vested to the Chairman and Judge of the Chamber of the Court of Cassation by law.

The Chairman of the Court of Cassation:
1. provides the regular activity of the Court of Cassation;
2. summons and conducts the sittings of the Court of Cassation;
3. sends the decisions of the Court of Cassation for publication in RA official reference book;
4. provides leaves to judges of the Court of Cassation by the order defined by law;
5. supervises the activity of the staff of the Court of Cassation;
6. represents the Court of Cassation in the relationships with other bodies;
7. according to the order and cases stipulated by law initiates a disciplinary proceedings versus the Chamber Chairman or the Chamber Judge of the Court of Cassation;
8. conducts the sittings of the Council of Justice;
9. performs other authorities vested to him/her by law. 

The Court of Cassation has a staff which is a separated subdivision of RA Judicial Department and is called to provide the regular activity of the Court. The legal status and order of staff activity are defined by RA laws, by Charter of the staff, by the founder’s decisions (orders) and by other legal acts. 

Department of Legal Expertise implements an important function in the system of the Court. The latter implements an initial expertise of the judicial acts, decisions and other documents of the Court and provides its professional opinion about them. 

Offices of Criminal Chamber, as well as Civil and Administrative Chambers are functioning in the staff of Court of Cassation, which receive all the documents and judicial cases submitted correspondingly to Criminal, Civil and Administrative Chambers of the Court, provide the registration of documents and cases and their delivery to the addressees, receive all the documents and judicial cases delivered from the afore mentioned Chambers, register and deliver them, etc. 

The General Division of the Court of Cassation implements the effective circulation of the documents addressed to the Chairman of the Court, RA Judicial Department and the Head of Staff of the Court of Cassation and provides the organization of clerical works, receives the documents and judicial cases submitted to the Court, provides registrations of documents and cases and their delivery to the addressees, etc.

The Court of Cassation of the Republic of Armenia is located in Yerevan city, at 5 Vazgen Sargsyan address, telephone: 511-745.

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