On October 10 the RA Administrative Court started hearings on the suit of LLC
“Dareskizb”, founder of “Haykakan Zhamanak” daily, versus Council of Elderly
of Kentron community of Yerevan. The plaintiff demands to annul the resolution
of the Kentron community Council of Elderly of March 28, 2008, according to
which the future renting of the premises occupied by “Haykakan Zhamanak” (37
Israelian str.) should be annulled and handed over to another organization.
Attorney of “Dareskizb” LLC Tigran Atanesian informed YPC that, in accordance
to the contract, “Haykakan Zhamanak” editors’ office has been renting the premises
free of charge since 2003, and in August 2007 the contract was extended for
an indefinite period. The lawyer considers that the resolution of the Council
of Elderly was adopted with violations of legislation, in particular, some provisions
of the RA Law “On Local Self-Administration Bodies”, “On Principles
of Administration and Administrative Proceedings”. The decision also contradicts
a number of principles of the European Charter on Local Self-Administration
and Article 1 Protocol No.1 of the European Convention for the Protection of
Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms.
Court decision on this case is scheduled to be announced on October 17.