Իրավագիտության ֆակուլտետ
Faculty of Law
The Faculty of Law of the Yerevan State University is one of the oldest faculties of Alma Mater with rich educational and scientific traditions formed during 80 years of its history.:
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Viktoria A. Ohanyan

Candidate of Law, Assistant | Chair of History and Theory of State and Law
Education and Professional Training
2006 - 2009: Yerevan State University, Faculty of Law, Post Graduate Program, PhD in Law
2004 - 2006: Yerevan State University, Faculty of Law, LLM, Specialization: Civil law and civil procedure, Private International Law (master’s thesis on International Commercial Arbitration)
2000 - 2004: Yerevan State University, Faculty of Law, Bachelor’s degree
October 2008 - November 2008: US Department of State, International Visitor Leadership Program,
US Judicial System
2002 – 2003: Yerevan State University, Faculty of Law, Legal Clinic, Civil Law and Civil Procedure, Advocacy Skills
February 2003: Tbilisi Int. School of Human Rights, Borjomi – Likani, Georgia Human Rights
June 2004: ABA / CEELI Yerevan, Interactive methods in teaching law
June 2004 - December 2004: Armenian Association of International Law, International private transactions

Employment Record
December 2012 - present time: USAID “Support to the Armenian National Assembly” Program (SANAP) Team Leader
Rules of Procedure of the National Assembly, Rules of Procedure of Standing Committees of the National Assembly: strengthening the role of the standing committees
September 2008 - present time: Yerevan State University, Faculty of Law Professor, Course on sources of law for LLM students
October 2012 – December 2012: Evaluation of EU assistance in the sphere of justice, Project funded by EU and implemented by AETS, Legal Expert
February 2012 – June 2012: Support to EUD in Elaboration of Action Fiche, TAPs and Policy Conditions Matrix, Budget Support in the Justice Sector, Expert (direct contract)
October 2011 - November 2011: Support for Access to Justice in Armenia Project funded by EU/CoE and implemented by CoE, Expert
  • Developing chapters of Manual on Training Methodology for Judges
    Drafting the next phase (2012-14) of justice sector reforms in Armenia
    February 2011 - August 2011: Project funded by EU and implemented by ECO (European Consultants’ Organization)
    Justice Expert
  • Carrying out sector analysis and assessment and drafting a Strategy and an Action plan for justice sector reforms in Armenia for the period 2012-2014 with a future perspective
  • Facilitating a consultative process and dialog between stakeholders in the field
    October 2009 - October 2010: Liaison person from the Judicial School for the EU project “Access to justice” (project budget over EUR 3 000 000)
    April 2008 – December 2012: Judicial School of the Republic of Armenia Advisor to the Director
  • Development and implementation of judicial training reforms
  • Development of annual training curricula for judges
  • Development of training modules
    September 2008 - November 2008: OSCE Working Group on the draft of Anti-Corruption Strategy in Armenia Legal expert
  • Research and development of the draft chapters relating to the judicial reforms of the Anti-corruption Strategy in Armenia
    June 2008 - March 2009: ABA/CEELI, “Judicial Code: what do we need to know about it?” public awareness project Key expert
  • Development of manual on Judicial Code for students
  • Conducting series of seminars based on the manual in different universities in Yerevan and regions
    June 2007: National Assembly of the Republic of Armenia
    June 2009: Assistant to the Head of State-Legal Commission
  • Coordination, preparation and discussion of law drafts and amendments in the field of judicial reforms in procedural legislation (newly enacted Administrative Procedure Code, amendments to Civil Procedure Code and Criminal Procedure Code)
  • Research and development of new concepts in the field of Civil Legislation (property and collateral)
  • Discussion of legal initiatives, research and analysis of legislation in other fields related to the work of the commission
    October 2006 – present time: Judicial School of the Republic of Armenia Trainer, Training on the second stage of judicial reforms and the Judicial Code of the Republic of Armenia
    June 2004 – June 2007: Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Armenia, Adviser to the Minister
  • Coordination, preparation and discussion of law drafts and amendments in the field of judicial reforms and arbitration (Judicial Code, Civil Procedure Code, Law on Arbitration)
  • Representing the Ministry of Justice in the joint working group of the Government of Armenia and the European Commission for drafting and formation of EU/Armenia European Neighborhood Policy Action Plan (chapters related to judicial reforms),
  • Relations between the Government and the ECHR, work on formation of the position of the Government with respect to claims against Armenia to the European Court of Human Rights
  • Consultations on the issues concerning insurance policies issued to Armenians by New York Life Insurance Company in Turkey in the period of 1885 – 1915, preparation and filing of the claims to the Settlement Board (over 1250 claims have been allowed, worth $1 600 000 all in all)
  • Preparation of the documents, concerning legal relationship between the Government of Armenia and ArmenTel JV CJSC and arbitral proceedings in LCIA
  • Research and analysis of commercial and judicial legislation of other countries, preparation of reports
    December 2003 - December 2004: Legal Center for applying to the ECHR within Armenian Association of International Law, ABA/CEELI project, Expert
    Preparing and filing claims to the European Court of Human Rights
    September 2002 – December 2003: Yerevan State University, Faculty of Law, Legal Clinic, Volunteer
    Legal consulting on human rights and civil law issues, preparation of written reports for each case

    Organisations
    Member of International Center for Dispute Resolution Y&I, established by American Arbitration Association
    Member of Armenian Association of International Law
    Member of Russian Association of International Law

    Published articles and monographs
  • The Problems of the Forms of Law in the Republic of Armenia (theoretical and practical aspects), monograph, Yerevan 2014
  • “Judicial Code: what do we need to know about it”, tutorial, Yerevan, 2009
  • “Problem of choosing the Law as a level of legal regulation in Armenia”, Yerevan, 2008
  • “Legal custom as an independent source of law”, Yerevan, 2008
  • “Theoretical problems of judicial lawmaking in the context of legal convergence”, Yerevan, 2007
  • “The structure and the competence of International Criminal Court”, Yerevan, 2004
  • “Several issues concerning implementation of the provisions of 1954 Hague Convention for the Protection of Cultural Property in the Event of Armed Conflict into national legislation”, Moscow, 2004
  • “Proof potential of data, obtained from operational sources”, Yerevan, 2003
  • “Problems of Privacy”, Yerevan, 2003
  • “The effect of collision of Western and Muslim legal cultures and its influence on the legal regulation of freedom of a human”, Yerevan, 2002

    Languages and Other Skills
    Armenian (native), Russian (fluent), English (fluent), Spanish (good), Computer literate

    (+374 60) 71-02-54
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  • Իրավաստեղծագործության արդի մարտահրավերները
    2017 | Article
    ԵՊՀ իրավագիտության ֆակուլտետի պրոֆեսորադասախոսական կազմի գիտաժողովի նյութերի ժողովածու, ԵՊՀ; գլխ. խմբ.` Գ. Ս. Ղազինյան, Երևան, ԵՊՀ, 2017, էջ 42-58
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    Քաղաքացիական հասարակությունը և մասնակցությունը որպես ժողովրդավարության հիմնասյուն
    2016 | Article
    ԵՊՀ իրավագիտության ‎ֆակուլտետի պրոֆեսորադասախոսական կազմի գիտաժողովի նյութերի ժողովածու (գլխ. խմբ.` Գ.Ս. Ղազինյան), Երևան, ԵՊՀ հրատ., 2016, էջ 18-32
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    Իրավունքի աղբյուրների գործառութային նշանակությունն իրավական կարգավորման գործընթացում
    2016 | Article
    Պետություն և իրավունք, N 1 (71), Երևան, 2016, էջ 5-14
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    Իրավունքի աղբյուրների հիմնախնդիրը Հայաստանի Հանրապետությունում (տեսագործնական վերլուծություն)
    2014 | Book
    Երևան: ԵՊՀ հրատարակչություն, 2014, 208 էջ
    Անհատական իրավական կարգավորման աղբյուրների հիմնահարցը. մասնավոր իրավական պայմանագիր
    2012 | Article
    ԵՊՀ իրավագիտության ֆակուլտետի պրոֆեսորադասախոսական կազմի գիտաժողովի նյութերի ժողովածու նվիրված ՀՀ անկախության հռչակման 20-ամյակին, Երևան 2012թ., էջեր 291-300
    ՀՀ դատական օրենսգիրք. ինչ է անհրաժեշտ իմանալ դրա մասին
    2008 | Book
    Երևան 2008 թ., 70 էջ
    Օրենքի՝ որպես իրավական կարգավորման միջոցի ընտրության հիմնախնդիրը Հայաստանի Հանրապետությունում
    2008 | Article
    Իրավագիտության հարցեր, No. 1-2, Երևան, 2008թ., էջեր 41-47
    Իրավական սովորույթը՝ որպես արդի իրավունքի ինքնուրույն աղբյուր
    2008 | Article
    Պետություն և իրավունք, No. 1-2 (39-40), Երևան 2008թ., էջեր 18-28
    Դատական իրավաստեղծագործության տեսական հիմնախնդիրները իրավական կոնվերգենցիայի համատեքստում
    2007 | Article
    Պետության և իրավունք, No. 2-3 (36-37), Երևան, 2007թ., Էջեր 16-22