“I cannot evaluate Activities of the Commission on Ethics of High-Ranking Officials as effective,” said the human rights activist Artur Sakunts in the interview with iravaban.net
Anti-Corruption strategy, the way to get out of current situation
The anti-corruption organ should be independent from the executive branch, and be managed by a person who does not have any relations with the executive power of the country
There are some NGO’s which are not absolutely active in the society. There are also some which are in the midst of corruption.
The cost of Yervan Zakharyan’s tickets for this trip was about 1 million AMD
Mr. Fredrik Galtung, the President and Co-Founder of “Integrity Action” International Organization, Great Britain, one of the leading experts in Anti-Corruption Policy was hosted in the Central Office of the Armenian Young Lawyers Association.
No one from the opposition Faction Armenian National Congress will join the Anti-Corruption Council created by the decision of the Government. Aram Manukyan, the Secretary of the NA ANC Faction said.
On 31 March, Armen Rustamyan, the head of the Armenian Revolutionary Federation – Dashnaktsutun Faction of the National Assembly wrote a letter to the RA Prime Minister Hovik Abrahamyan
“We do not have any position yet. We have not discussed it, we will tell it after the discussion.”
I am skeptical that the 5-member commission will be able to carry out objective analyses of the property declarations of around 700 senior officials without any constraint.
The activity of the Government created Anti-Corruption Council is like Baron Myunhazen’s adventure where he tried to pull himself out of the swamp drawing himself up by his hair.
In our view there are two main issues, which are not given solutions yet.
Ministers love to travel by business class, which are at least two times more expensive than the simple ones.