The Chairperson of the Commission on Ethics of High-Ranking Officials Participated in the Meeting of Anti-corruption Network for Eastern Europe and Central Asia (ACN)
Siranush Sahakyan, Chairperson of the Commission on Ethics of High-Ranking Officials, participated in the plenary meeting of the Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) Anti-Corruption Network for Eastern Europe and Central Asia (ACN) on July 3-5 of 2018, in Paris. Anti-corruption decision-makers from countries in Eastern Europe and Central Asia, members of the OECD Working Group on Bribery, as well as representatives from international organizations and civil society...
66 Proceedings on Administrative Offences Have Been Instituted
In June, the Commission on Ethics of High-Ranking Officials, based on the studies and analysis, instituted 66 proceedings on administrative offences in accordance with the administrative violations features prescribed by Paragraph 5 of Article 169.28 (“negligently submitting incorrect or incomplete data in the declaration” of the RA Code of Administrative Offences. In the outcomes of the proceedings, 15 decisions on the application of administrative penalty, 17 decisions...
Clarification on the Declaration Submission Process by the Advisors Appointed on Social Basis
The advisors appointed on the social basis are not considered high-ranking officials in accordance with Paragraph 10 of Article 8 of the RA Law on “Public Service” dated 23.03.2018, HO-206-N. Taking into consideration the circumstance, that pursuant to the respective the law, the obligation to submit a declaration is conditioned by the circumstance of holding of the respective position, the advisors appointed on social basis are not obliged to submit asset, income and...
The List of Wining Companies with the Participation of the High-Ranking Officials and their Related Persons
Within the scope of the study ( http://ethics.am/u_files/file/news/11.06.2018.pdf ) conducted by the Commission on Ethics of High-Ranking Officials, the list of the procurement winning commercial organisations for the period of 2014-2017, in which the high-ranking officials and their related persons have (had) participation (the list does not include the companies, from which the mentioned persons had salaries or other equal payments) is being published. The Commission will...
Recommendations on Conflict of Interest Preventions for High Ranking Officials Are Being Submitted to the RA Government
In the outcomes of the discussions with the respective representatives from the RA Ministry of Finance, “Transparency International” Anti-Corruption Centre, “National Centre of Public Policy Research” non-governmental organization on the recommendations reflected in the study on conflict of interest problems among high-ranking officials elaborated by the Commission on Ethics of High-Ranking Officials, pursuant to Part 3 of Paragraph 1 of Article 43 of the RA Law on...
The Conflict of Interest in the Procurement Procedure with the Involvement of High-Ranking Officials
The Commission on Ethics of High-Ranking Officials conducted a research on the conflict of interest issues among high-ranking officials within the period of October 2017 to March 2018. Data regarding 841 commercial organizations with the participation of high-ranking officials and their related persons have been taken out through the examination of 2181 declarations and other sources. It was detected, that within the period of 2014-2017, 91 commercial organizations with the...
The Commission on Ethics of High-Ranking Officials Has Made 100 Decisions on the Application of Administrative Penalties
Within the period of April 1 to May 31, based on the examinations and analysis, the Commission on Ethics of High-Ranking Officials has instituted 126 proceedings on administrative offences. In the outcomes of the instituted proceedings, 100 decisions regarding the application of administrative penalty, 26 decisions on the discontinuation of the proceeding respectively have been made. The number of the proceedings according to the respective high-ranking officials is presented in...
The List of the High-Ranking Officials who have Not Submitted Annual Declarations for 2017 is Being Published
On April 12 of 2018, initial data regarding the submission status of the annual declaration for 2017 was published on the official website of the Commission ( http://ethics.am/en/news/item/2018/04/12/news96/ ). After the publicizing procedure of the declarations, by the outcomes of the data, the annual declarations for 2017 not submitted to the Commission have been taken out. In that regard, proceedings on administrative offence cases by the alleged violation characteristics...
The List of the High-Ranking Officials,who submitted Their Assumption Declarations Later than the Time Period Prescribed by the Law within the Period of July 1 of 2017 to February 10 of 2018
In accordance with Paragraph 1 of Article 33 of the Republic of Armenia Law on “Public Service”, the high-ranking officials submit their assumption declaration to the Commission on Ethics of High-Ranking Officials within 30 days following the day of position assumption. In that regard, the List of the high-ranking officials, who submitted their assumption declarations later than the time period prescribed by the law within the period of July 1 of 2017 to February 10 of...
The Elimination of the “High-Ranking Official” Legislative Formulation
Based on the recommendations presented by the Commission on Ethics of High-Ranking Officials, the formulation of the “high-ranking officials” is not reflected in the new RA Law on “Public Service”. Its legislative enshrinement was justified until July 1 of 2017, when the jurisdiction of the Commission on Ethics of High-Ranking Officials covered only high-ranking officials. Meanwhile, the obligation of submitting asset, income and related persons declarations is...
Officials who cannot hold positions in commercial organizations
In accordance with the new RA Law on “Public Service”, the RA President, Government member, person holding an autonomous position can no longer hold a position in commercial organization. Other persons holding public position and public servants are allowed to have 50 and more percent participation in the board of directors of the commercial organization, according to the provisions of the mentioned law. The mentioned legislative recommendation was elaborated by the...
The Outcomes of the Commission’s Activity During 2017-2018
The Commission summarizes the results of the activities for 2017-2018 with the following main directions 1. Establishment of Institutional Grounds for Corruption Prevention 2. Improvement of asset and income declarations system 3. Proceedings procedure 4. Cooperation 5. Anti-corruption education