Center of Legislation Development

The Center for Legislation Development Foundation, established under the Decree No. 858-N of the Government of the Republic of Armenia on August 25, 2016 and supported by the US Agency for International Development (USAID) is resolutely committed to molding Armenia’s legal landscape.

The foundation’s mission revolves around creating a regulatory framework that empowers effective governance and fosters a conducive environment for progress. In close collaboration with the Ministry of Justice it supports legislative drafting and the development of forward-looking policies.

The main objectives of the foundation are strengthening regulatory policy and management in Armenia, innovating legislative concepts for significant public issues, creating annual programs to drive legal progress, orchestrating systematic legal drafting using global best practices, contributing to the development of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) mechanisms in Armenia, providing conceptual input for draft legal acts including the development of methodological guidelines for the design of legal acts; preparation of their concepts and so on.

These objectives underline the foundation’s diverse contributions to elevate Armenia’s legal and regulatory framework which also include the advancement of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) mechanisms, encompassing both arbitration and mediation. As part of this overarching objective, the foundation partnered closely with esteemed institutions such as the Armenian General Benevolent Union (AGBU) and the Armenian Bar Association (ABA) to successfully establish the Arbitration and Mediation Center of Armenia.