ARMENIAN LEGISLATION DOESN'T SPECIFY TIMELINE FOR PROTOCOLS RATIFICATION

Tert.am
17:06 ~U 01.02.10

After the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Armenia ruled that
the Protocols correspond to the Constitution, the RA President must
send those Protocols to the National Assembly for discussion. It
turns out that RA legislation, as well as the country's main law,
the Constitution, doesn't specify a timeline for sending the Protocols
to parliament.

"Such timelines are outlined neither by the laws or by the RA
Constitution. Inter-parliamentary relations are more so dependent
on political expediency and there's no legal demand here," said
Constitution expert Vardan Poghosyan, while speaking to Tert.am.

According to Poghosyan, the RA Constitution doesn't define not only
the deadline in sending the Protocols to parliament, but also the
deadline for them to be discussed in parliament.

"It's that way in the rest of the world; the situation is the same
in Turkey's legislation [with respect to a lack of a deadline],"
added the expert.