2009 - 2012: Ph.D. in Theory of Law and State, Yerevan State University, Department of Law
July- Dec. 2009: Tavitian Scholarship Program (Training Program in International Law and Legal Studies., The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University, Boston/Medford, Massachusetts, USA
2007- 2009: Master’s Degree on European Law, Yerevan State University, Department of Law
2003 - 2007: Bachelor’s in Jurisprudence with Honorary Distinction, Yerevan State University, Department of Law
Candidate of Legal Sciences, Assisting Professor
Topic of scientific thesis
“The Evolutionary Features of Unstable and Transitional Social Systems and Statehoods”, Ph.D, 12.00.01, Theory and History of Law, History of Legal teachings, 2012
Scale of scientific interests
Synergetic Studies of Social and Legal Systems; Interdisciplinary Studies in Statehoods and Legal Systems; Evolution of State Sovereignty in the Contemporary International Legal Order; Statecraft in Transitional and Unstable States; The Legitimation of State Power in Unstable Societies; The Applicability of the Methodology of Complex System Theory in the Emergence of Law; International Public Law, IHL, International Private Law; etc.
History of State and Law of Foreign Countries;
History of Legal Teachings.
Sphere of Education
February 2010 – up to present: Yerevan State University, Department of Law, Center of European Studies Lecturer, Assisting Professor Teaching Theory of State and Law, History of State and Law of Foreign Countries, History of Political and Legal Teachings
January, 2012– up to present: French University in Armenia Lecturer History of Political and Legal Teachings
Platon, Aristotle, Hugo Grotius, H. Hegel, Kant , H. Kelsen.
September 2010 - January, 2016: International Accountancy Training Center (IATC) Educational Fund Lecturer Teaching Economic Law
June 2011 – up to present: “ELL PARTNERSHIP” LLC, www.ell.am, Founding - General Director, Attorney at Law Managing the Law firm, Judicial Litigation, Legal Consulting, etc.
January 2013 – 2017: International and Comparative Law Centre (ICLaw-Armenia), www.iclaw.am, Director, Co-founder (2010) Managing the activity of the Center, giving legal consultancy on International legal Order and Comparative Law, etc.
March 2008 – April 2010, September 2010 – June 2011: RCF HOLDING LLC Lawyer, Attorney at Law Judicial Litigation, Legal Consulting, Drafting Contracts, Legal Consulting in the field of Corporate law and Mining Law.
April 2010 – Sept. 2010: “Armenia TV” CJSC Senior Lawyer Legal Consulting, Drafting Contracts and other Documents, Managing the Legal Department.
Spring Semester 2009 The Centre of European Law and Integration Researcher University Intern
October-November, 2016: UNDP, Armenian Office Expert Drafting a Report on Human Rights violation for the Human Rights Defender’s Office.
24 May, 2016 – 30 December, 2016: Public Administration International Expert/Consultant “Justice Monitoring in Armenia” Project: drafting the Strategic Plan 2017-2020 on Legal-Judicial developments of the Republic of Armenia.
01 December, 2015 – 30 September, 2016 International and Comparative Law Centre (ICLaw-Armenia) Project Director Managing the whole project on Armenia Specific Counter-Human Trafficking project, funded by the U.S. Embassy.
15 June, 2016 – 15 September, 2016: Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe. OSCE office in Yerevan Team Leader Managing the Project on Review of Legislative Acts of Defence Sphere of the RA.
01 November, 2015 – 31 January, 2015: TM Audit CJSC Legal Expert Drafting legal acts (laws, Government Decrees, Charter of the Chamber of Accountants and Auditors, etc.) on reorganization of Accountants’ and Auditors’ self-organization system.
October 2015 – December, 2015: Central Bank of the Republic of Armenia Trainer Legal trainings for the staff of the Central Bank of the Republic of Armenia.
September 01, 2015 –January 31, 2016: ELL PARTNERSHIP Law Firm Team leader, Expert/Consultant Managing and carrying out an assessment, including a survey, of current state of basic legal rights and obligations awareness by citizens, including legal rights awareness of potential target beneficiary groups. Preparation of a Basic Legal Rights Awareness Program and Implementation Plan, including basic legal rights and obligations awareness campaign. Preparation of Manuals on Basic Legal Rights Awareness.
1 May, 2015 – 31 August, 2015: Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe. OSCE office in Yerevan Team leader, Expert/Consultant Organization of the experts’ work, Drafting a Law on Demining for the Republic of Armenia, National Program on Demining and changes in the legal regulations connected with them.
1 May, 2015 – 31 July, 2015: Public Administration International Expert/Consultant Drafting a strategy/grogram for the development of the Continuous education in the School of Advocates of the Republic of Armenia.
15 March, 2015 – 30 November, 2015: United Nations Population Fund Armenia Office. UNFPA Expert/Consultant Elaboration of scientific-training manual on women’s involvement in the field of defense. Elaboration of benchmark document/concept on clarification of women’s statues and protection of their rights in armed forces.
March, 2013 – January, 2015: International and Comparative Law Centre (ICLaw-Armenia) Director, Project manager, expert Managing the project on Legal consultancy on military service. (in cooperation with the Defense Ministry of the RA and OSCE). Organizing Moot Court Competitions and Summer Schools on IHL with ICRC.
November - December, 2013: UNDP National Expert for the project on strengthening the capacity of the Public Defender’s Office Researching the legislation of different countries in the particular field, proposing new mechanism and regulations for strengthening the capacity of the Public Defender’s Office of the Chamber of Advocates of the RA.
September – December, 2012: IBF International Consulting www.ibf.be, Judicial education and training expert Assisting the Law Institute of the Ministry of Justice of the RA to improve the quality and relevance of its education and training programs.
Technical Assistance to Law Institute of the RA Ministry of Justice, funded by the European Union: Armenia - ENP AP 2008, SPSP on Support to Justice Reforms in Armenia
June – September 2012: Joint Programme funded by the European Union implemented by the Council of Europe “Support for Access to Justice in Armenia” Expert Drafting Civil Procedure Code of the Republic of Armenia
April – May, 2012: Protection of Human Rights without Boders Expert Consultancy on Election Law of the RA
October - November 2010, 2011: Organization of Security and Cooperation in Europe Trainer/Consultant, Teaching international relations and international law, as well as training a group of students during OSCE Model
December 2010 – July 2011: Armenian UN Association NGO Expert, Legal Consultant Legal research, drafting contracts, legal consultancy on migration law of RA, EU, RF, etc.
April 2011: ADE, Joint Evolution Unit of DG EuropeAid Development and Cooperation of the European Commission Legal Expert, Consultant Legal Consulting on Justice and Security System Reforms in the Republic of Armenia
September - October 2010: Asian Development Bank, Assistant to the International Expert, Assisting to the International Expert in the field of the RA legislation on e-government, e-registration with the framework of anticorruption policy, legal research and drafting legislation on e-registration and e-business environment with the framework of anticorruption policy, Membership to scientific/professional structures
Since 2012: Member of the Council of the Department of Law of YSU (as a Member of Chair of Theory and History of State and Law)
Since 2008:Member of the Big Council of the Department of Law of YSU
2005 - 2008: Member of the Council of the Department of Law of YSU (as the President of the Student Council)
Nov. 2007 – Jan 2011: Member of the Council of YSU, Boards of journals
Since 2013: Armenian Yearbook on International and Comparative Law, International and Comparative Law Center,
Since 2015: South Caucasus Law Journal, GIZ Membership to public or other structures
Since February, 2017: Member of the Council of the Chamber of Advocates of the RA
Since December, 2016: Member of the Commission on Military Issues of Human Rights Defender of Armenia
Since December, 2016:Founding-member of Mediators of Armenia NGO, Member of the Council
Since August, 2014: Arbitrator and Member at the European Arbitration Chamber (Brussels, Belgium)
Since June, 2012: Executive Director of the Bar Association of the RA.
Since September, 2010: Founding-Director (Director – from 2013) of the International and Comparative Law Center (ICLaw- Armenia) www.iclaw.am
Since December, 2010: Member of the USAAA www.usaaa.am
Since September, 2010: Member of the Chamber of Advocates of the RA www.advocates.am
Since September, 2010: Young expert of the “Luys” Foundation of the RA
Since December, 2008: Member of the Bar Association of the RA.
2005-2008 October: The President of The Student Council of YSU Law Department, a member of The Scientific Council of The Department of Law of YSU and The President of Committee by Law Matters of The Student Council of The Yerevan State University.
2009 April 3: A “Diploma” from The Minister of Education and Science of the RA for representation of the Republic of Armenia in a high level in Philip C. Jessup International Moot Court Competition in Washington (USA).
2009 March 22-29: The winner of the Fifth prize for written memorials amongst 115 team-participants in the Philip C. Jessup International Moot Court Competition in Washington (USA)
2009 February: Holder of the First prize in the National Rounds of the 2009 Philip C. Jessup International Moot Court Competition
2007 January: The first prize winner in the Moot Court Competition, organized by the American Bar Association in Armenia (Winter School on Case Law organized for Legal Clinics of The Republic of Armenia).
2007 February: The First prize winner of the Third National Moot Court Competition on International Humanitarian Law, organized by the ICRC.
2006 December: The First prize winner of the Third Open Essay competition on International Humanitarian Law, organized by the ICRC.
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