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Artak Zeynalyan

Artak Zeynalyan

RA Minister of Justice

In office since
12 May 2018

Ministry of Justice

The Republic of Armenia Ministry of Justice is a republican body of executive authority, which elaborates and implements policies of the Republic of Armenia Government in sectors which belong to the authority of the Ministry in accordance with laws, other legal acts, and its by-laws.


First Deputy Minister:
Artur Hovhannisyan

Deputy Ministers:
Suren Krmoyan
Vigen Kocharyan
Artak Asatryan


0010, Vazgen Sargsyan 3/8, Yerevan

(010) 59-40-04



Standalone Units and State Agencies

Agency of the Public Register of Legal Entities

Head: Garush Davtyan

The State Registry Office of Legal Persons provides registration of legal entities /exclusive of banks and lending institutions/, as well as ensures the registration of stand-alone divisions of legal entities, public relations offices and other media outlets.

Civil Registry Agency

Head: Ani Mkhitaryan

The Civil Registry Agency provides services for registration of civil procedure acts of the state registration of acts of civil status, keeps civil registry archives and provides automated database design.

Judicial Acts Compulsory Enforcement Service

Chief Compulsory Enforcement Officer of the Republic of Armenia: ---

The Judicial Acts Compulsory Enforcement Service is a separate unit operational within the system of the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Armenia to ensure enforcement of acts envisaged by the Law of the Republic of Armenia “On Compulsory Enforcement of Judicial Acts”. Compulsory enforcement is a special type of state service, the distinctive features of which are specified by the Law of the Republic of Armenia “On Judicial Acts Compulsory Enforcement Service”. The Judicial Acts Compulsory Enforcement Service is supposed to promote rule-of-law, protect the rights and freedoms, the honour and dignity of humans and citizens, as well as to provide for adherence to the principles of humanity and publicity.

Law-established Supervising Authority

Head: Mikayel Minasyan

The Inspection of operating in the manner prescribed by law and in accordance with the information, proposals, statutory notices, statements, reports and other documents for the adoption and implementation of administrative proceedings. The Inspection may also warn of the legal requirements of the person found in violation of the laws of the elimination, control and monitoring, assessing and monitoring organizations, if necessary, suspend the operation or liquidation of the claim.

Legal Act Expertise Agency

Head: Karen Khtryan

The Legal Acts Agency provides mandatory State expertise of laws, regulations, by-laws, decrees and orders, draft Prime Minister’s decisions to ensure conformity with the Republic of Armenia Constitution, laws and other legal acts.
The agency also registers and puts on record legal acts, as well as provides for the enforcement and official incorporation of such legal acts in the Republic of Armenia and so on.

Penitentiary Service

Head: Rafael Hovhannisyan

The Enforcement Service is a standalone unit operating within the system of the Ministry of Justice, which in line with the Penal Code of the Republic of Armenia provides for the enforcement of court-administered punishments, exercises control over the compliance with the liabilities imposed on conditionally released persons, the keeping in custody of convicted and sentenced persons. The Enforcement Service may implement other duties stipulated by law.