Arnold Vardanyan

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Dr. Arnold Vardanyan is an Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Law of Yerevan State University and a Research Fellow at the National Academy of Sciences of Armenia. He holds an LLM degree in human rights from the University of Edinburgh, UK. Dr. Vardanyan is also a member of the Open Council of European Academic Networks (OCEAN), conducting research on topics related to international human rights issues. With over seven years of working experience at the Cassation Court of Armenia, he has previously worked on drafting precedentiary decisions of the Court, aligning them with international standards and the case-law of the European Court of Human Rights. Additionally, he has worked on drafting applications for the Constitutional Court and a request for an advisory opinion from the European Court of Human Rights.

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From an Unconstitutional Rome Statute to Its Constitutionality: Why It Took Over 20 Years for Armenia to Join the ICC?

On November 14, 2023, the Republic of Armenia officially deposited the instrument of ratification of the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (ICC).  While the Statute will come into force for Armenia on February 1, 2024, officially making it the 124th State Party to join, the process leading to Armenia's ICC membership commenced significantly earlier…

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