1st day (Thursday, 3 September 2009)
9.00 – 12.00                Registration of participants and guests
9.00 – 10.00 ACEEEO Executive Board meeting
Chair: Garegin Azaryan, President, Central Election Commission of Armenia,President, ACEEEO
10.00 – 10.30             Opening ceremony
Chair: Garegin Azaryan, President, Central Election Commission of Armenia, President, ACEEEO
Welcome speeches:
Hovik Abrahamyan, President of the National Assembly of the Republic of Armenia
Carel Hofstra, Deputy Head of the OSCE office in Armenia
Opening speeches of the Exhibition of the Suppliers of Election Equipment and Services:
Richard W. Soudriette, President, Centre for Diplomacy and Democracy
William Hybl, Vice Chairman, Board of IFES
Opening of the Exhibition of the Suppliers of the Election Equipment and Services
10.30 – 10.45             Press Conference
10.45 – 11.00             Coffee Break
11.00 – 12.15             Plenary session I. Judicial protection of electoral rights
Chair: Zenonas Vaigauskas, Chairman, CEC of Lithuania
Speakers:
Gagik Arutyunyan, President, Constitutional Court of Armenia
Tigran Mukuchyan, President, Administrative Tribunal of Armenia
12.15 - 13.30               Lunch (Restaurant of Ani Plaza Hotel) – in honour of the Constitutional Courts
13.30 – 15. 00             Plenary session II. Judicial protection of electoral rights (Ani room)
Chair: Arnis Cimdars, Chairman, CEC of Latvia
Speakers:
William R. Sweeny, Jr, President, IFES
Elena Markova, Vice-Chairman, CEC of Bulgaria– Legal principles on the legal remedies
15.00 - 15.30              Coffee break
15.30 – 17.00              Plenary session III. Judicial protection of electoral rights (Ani room)
Chair:Branko Petric, President, CEC of Bosnia and Herzegovina
Speakers:
Full contribution of Mr. Garrone, please click here
Zenonas Vaigauskas,Chairman, Central Election Commission of Lithuania - Pioneering role of parliamentary parties
18.30 Departure from the Hotel Lobby
19.00                           Group photo in front of the National Assembly Building
19.30                           Reception on behalf of the Central Election Commission of Armenia (Restaurant „Harsnaqar”)