Armenia’s government to apply innovative methods to combat corruption

13:29 • 01.02.17



The ‘Stop corruption’ campaign is aimed at raising public awareness of the aftermath of corruption, as well as of the government’s relevant steps, Armenia’s Deputy Minister of Justice Suren Krmoyan said at a conference on Corruption Awareness Raising Campaign in Armenia.

“Throughout the world, including Armenia, corruption affects economic progress, human rights protection and creation of favorable conditions for investments. It is an impediment to national development,” he said.

According to him, Armenia’s government is consistent in combating corruption.

“Illegal enrichment has been criminalized, cash payments have been limited. A corruption prevention agency is to be established. Clear mechanisms have been created to identify the real owners of procurement agencies, which will allow real competition in the field,” Mr Krmoyan said.

The government intends to apply alternative mechanisms to combat corruption.

“In cooperation with its partners, the Ministry of Justice is implementing different programs to reduce corruption risks,” the official said.

Among the innovations is an electronic hotline at the Ministry of Justice, as well as an EU-introduced online platform to discuss legal acts. It will enable Armenia’s business community to participate in drafting bills.

“Another solution is the one-window principle. Contacts could pose corruption risks as well. We should use out human potential, e-tools to prevent any corruption by officials,” Mr Krmoyan said.  

Hripsime Hovhannisyan





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