Armenia has a new Justice Minister. Rustram Badasyan was appointed to the post on 19 June following the resignation of Artak Zeynalyan from the post earlier this month. Badasyan is 28 years old and was until recently deputy chairman of the State Revenue Committee of Armenia.
Badasyan is expected to spearheaded ambitious reform in the judiciary and legal sectors announced recently by the government.
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Most of the festivities were this year held outside Yerevan, in the city of Gyumri. The main event saw 13 citizens being awarded the title "Hero of our times".
Ahead of a scheduled meeting between the Foreign Ministers of Armenia and Azerbaijan later this month, Ahmad Alili looks at the current state of the Nagorno-Karabakh peace process, and argues that public opinion now requires answers and clarifications