Under the RA Judicial Code as a result of considering the matter related to the disciplinary liability of a judge, the Justice Council may apply any of the following types of disciplinary sanctions against the judge:
2) Reprimand, which shall be combined with depriving the judge of 25% of his salary for a six-month period;
3) Severe reprimand, which shall be combined with depriving the judge of 25% of his salary for a one-year period; or
4) Filing a motion requesting the President of the Republic to terminate the judge’s powers.
During 2013 the Justice Council applied disciplinary sanctions to 13 judges, such as Yuri Baghdasaryan, Naira Hovsepyan, Simizar Hovsepyan, Ruben Nersisyan, Alvard Hunanyan, Armen Khachatryan, Armen Vardapetyan, Astghik Kharatyan, Karen Chilingaryan, Amrahi Petrosyan, Ishkhan Barseghyan, Yurik Iskoyan, Aleksandr Merangulyan. Justice Council decision enters into force from the moment of its promulgation and shall not be subject to appeal.
If a judge is not subjected to a new disciplinary sanction within two years of receiving a reprimand or severe reprimand, or within one year of receiving a warning, he shall be considered not to have a disciplinary sanction.