YEREVAN — A group of US judges is visiting Armenia July 6-20 to participate in training judges, prosecutors and advocates in issues concerning pretrial detention/release, alternative dispute resolution, and judicial opinion writing, reports PanArmenian.net, quoting the US Embassy’s press office.

Among the judges are the Honorable Robert Lasnik, United States District Judge for the Western District of Washington, the Honorable Ricardo Martinez, United States District Judge for the Western District of Washington, and Connie Smith, Chief United States Pretrial Services Officer for the Western District of Washington

The training is sponsored by the United States Embassy within the framework of its commitment to implement reform in Armenia around developing accountability and rule of law, the report says.

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