The Criminal Court of Appeal of the Republic of Armenia (henceforth Court) investigates the cases of appeal complaints against the verdicts by the court of First Instance, which have not entered into force. The Court is not inhibited by the appeal complaint and based on existing as well as additionally presented proofs in the case, can investigate the case in full scale with the exception of cases investigated by the rules of chapter 45.1 of the Criminal Code of the Republic of Armenia. Based on the appeal complaint the Court checks the veracity of disclosure of the factual details and the correctness of the application of the law, as well as the preservation of norms of criminal-judicial law while investigating and resolving the case.
In the Court a case is investigated by three judges, one of which is the chairman.
The investigation of cases in the Court is implemented by the rules stated for investigations in the courts of First Instances as well as in Chapter 47 of Criminal Code of Republic of Armenia.
As a result of an investigation of a case the Court is making one of the following decisions:
Annuls the verdicts or decision and by the requirements of article 311 of the Criminal Code, Republic of Armenia forwards the case for further investigation.
The verdicts or decision by the Court of Cassation enters into force after their publication.
The Court consists of the Chairman and 15 judges.
The Chairman of the Court is a judge and has the following authorities:
The Court has a staff which is the separate subdivision of Judicial Department, Republic of Armenia and serves to ensure the regular activities of the court. The legal status and functions of the staff are stated in laws of Republic of Armenia, by the separate special legislation of “The staff of the Criminal Court of Appeal - Republic of Armenia Judicial Department-SAI”, by the decisions (orders) of the founder and other legal acts.
One can apply to the Court by submitting documents in the court office or by sending them by post.
The judiciary territory of the Court is the territory of the Republic of Armenia. Web site: The Judiciary of Armenia