TOVMASYAN Hrair

TOVMASYAN Hrair

Chief of Staff- Secretary General of the RA National Assembly, Member of RPA Council

Born on July 8, 1970, Darakert village of Ararat marz

1990 - 1995 – Gladzor Management University, International Law Faculty, qualification of lawyer

1996 – 1998 – National Academy of Sciences, Institute of Philosophy and Law, Department pf Institutional Studies

2000 – Master’s thesis, entitled “Problems of realization citizens’ voting rights in the Republic of Armenia,” defended at the YSU board on administration of scientific degrees in law, Master’s degree awarded

1996-2001 – Constitutional Court of the Republic of Armenia, leading specialist of Legal Advice Service, deputy head of the Service

April-August, 2001- Deputy Minster of Nature Protection of the Republic of Armenia

1998 – Russian-Armenian and Gladzor Universities, reader

2001-2010 – German Technical Cooperation Society, Rule-of-Law Strengthening Consultancy Program, lawyer

2010 - German Technical Cooperation Society, South Caucasus Legal and Judiciary Reform Program, legal adviser

2006 – Rader at the Council of Europe’s Yerevan school of political studies

As of December 2010, Minister of Justice of the Republic of Armenia

As of December 17, 2010, Minister of Justice

2012-2014-  Minister of Justice of RA.

On May 26 Hrayr Tovmasyan was appointed Chief of Staff- Secretary General of the RA National Assembly by the order of the RA NA President Galust Sahakyan.

A presidential decree was issued on May 8, 2013 to re-appoint him to Minister of Justice.

Author of over a dozen research papers and manuals, including “Interpretations of Republic of Armenia Constitution,” “Electoral disputes in the Republic of Armenia,” “Questions and answers on public administration fundamentals and administrative hearings,” “On election laws and election administration.”

He participated in the drafting of the 2005 constitutional amendments. He is the co-author of Armenia’s electoral code, the law on referendum, the law on local self-government in Yerevan and some other acts.

He headed international task forces drafting the law on public administration fundamentals administrative hearings and on administrative procedure code.

Member of RPA Council.

Married, with three children.