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Artak Zeynalyan

Artak Zeynalyan

Acting RA Minister of Justice

In office since
12 May 2018

Curriculum Vitae

Born on September 9, 1969 in Yerevan.

1987 - 1989 - Served in the Soviet Army.

1996 - Graduated from the Medical Faculty of the M. Heratsi Yerevan State Medical University.

1999 - Residency of the National Institute of Health. Surgeon. Organizer of Health Care.

2002 - Graduated from the Academy of Management of the Republic of Armenia. State Employee, Specialist in State Management and Local Self-government.

2006 - Graduated from the Law Faculty of the Management University of “Gladzor.” Lawyer.

1986 - 1998 - The Mikayelyan Institute of Surgery, Medical Officer, Nurse, Doctor.

1998 - 2001 - Deputy Minister of Health of the Republic of Armenia.

2000 - 2001 - Headed the joint program of the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Armenia and MAKRO International Inc. (USA) “Medico-Demographic Research.”

2000 - Headed the Committees for Humanitarian Aid adjunct to the Government of the Republic of Armenia: the Republican Committee on Health and the Republican Committee for the reassessment of medical supplies received by humanitarian means.

2010 - Chairman of the Committee on Constitutional Justice of the Scientific and Analytical Center of the Chamber of Advocates of the Republic of Armenia.

2010 - Teacher of the School of Advocacy and the Chamber of Advocates of the Republic of Armenia.

2001 - Member of the Human Rights NGO “Tanik” (Roof) and member of the “Public Council for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms.”

2003 - Member of the Human Rights NGO “Lawyers Against Torture.”

2011 - Chairman-founder of the Human Rights NGO “Rule of Law.”

2011 - 2012 - Expert of the grant program of the NGO “Rule of law,” “Freedom of Speech, or Defamation? Where is the Balance?” and the program “Mentoring for the Protection of Human Rights.” a lawyer expert in the implementation of strategic litigation.

2015 - 2017 - Expert of the program “Implementation of an Effective Mechanism of Legal Protection in Road and Transport Relations and Improving the Legal Framework.”

2015 - 2017 - Member of the group “Justice.”

2016 - Coordinator of the program “Protection of the Rights of Citizens of Artsakh and Armenia as a Result of Military Intervention by the Republic of Azerbaijan.” Participated in the liberation battles of Artsakh in the composition of the Yerkrapah Volunteer detachment “Nikol Duman.”

1993 - Founding member of the public organization “Yerkrapah Union of Volunteers.”

2001 - Founding member of the party “Republic,” a member of the Political Council and Head of the staff of the central office.

April 2, 2017 - Elected Member of the National Assembly from the national electoral list of the “Way Out” alliance of parties.

May 12, 2018, Minister of Justice of the Republic of Armenia

1996 - Awarded the Medal “For Courage” (NKR).

2009 - Awarded the title of Honorable Member of the Chamber of Advocates of the Republic of Armenia.

2014 - Winner of the “Universal Law” Award (OSCE).

2016 - Awarded the title of “Human Rights Defender of the Year” (US Embassy in Armenia).

Co-author of the manual for journalists and lawyers “Slander and Insult.”

Married, with four children.