Today the National Assembly has adopted with its first reading the draft law on making the administrative and criminal liability for illegal tree felling and elimination of forests stricter. The draft law authored by the Armenian Government has been presented by RA Minister of Environment Erik Grigoryan. According to the official website of the National Assembly, the following clauses having been amended and complemented in RA Criminal Code: transfer of trees and bushes without permit, legal relations in regard to the community-owned forests, envisaging criminal liability for committing the same offence within one year after the administrative fine. This draft law has been developed by RA Ministry of Environment, RA Prosecutor’s Office and RA Investigative Committee.
17:51 July 09, 2019