The purpose of this report is to highlight the problems that hinder the effective operation of the judicial system and to provide applicable suggestions for reforms and problem solutions. The report is based on a comparative analysis of access to information on the activities of the judicial system in the Republic of Armenia between 2021-2022.
It also provides certain concerns of international and local organizations regarding the independence, impartiality, transparency and public access of the judicial system, as well as the low level of public trust in the system, among other existing problems. Accordingly, it can be recorded that despite the adoption up to present day of strategies aimed at judicial reforms, no deep and systemic changes in the field have been made, ultimately leading to a number of long lasting problems, such as incomplete access to information about the field and a low level of public trust in it.
The report is interesting and important as it provides means of uncovering and, especially, solving the aforementioned problems; it advocates for court monitoring activities by civil society, employing a tested, popular and applicable mechanism for the court monitoring.
What is more, highlighting the importance of co-operation between the judiciary and the civil society in finding solutions for a number of problems, it is believed that it can have a significant role in both the reform of the judicial system and, through it, in the establishment of human rights and democracy.