“This is an important initiative which has been belated,” Advocate Hayk Alumyan said referring o the Draft on Criminalization of Illicit Enrichment, which the Government had approved.
He considers that this corpus delicti, the illicit enrichment is much easier to prove. “This is a very ordinary and simple type of corpus delicti, which is easy to prove. You just have to look at the person’s income, consider the growth of his property and then compare those. This is all. It should have been done long ago.”
He positively assesses the current draft and says that this institution first and foremost issues from our interests.
The advocate thinks that the officials should refrain from accepting luxurious gifts. “Donations should be regulated and the maximum donations that an official can receive should be established. Also it is necessary to establish the way of receiving donations by the officials,” he said. “My view is that the official has no right to receive more than a certain amount of gifts. And if he does love to receive gifts, he should not fill a position and receive gifts as he wishes. These are incompatible with one another,” he concluded.