On 19 June President Bako Sahakyan signed a decree releasing Vladimir Hovsepyan from the post of advisor to the President of the Nagorno Karabagh Republic in connection with assuming a new post. On the same day the President signed another decree on appointing chairman and judges of the NKR Court of Appeal. According to the decree Vladimir Hovsepyan was appointed chairman of the court. Hrayr Abrahamyan, Lilya Avanesyan, Greta Arzumanyan, Norayr Grigoryan, Hasmik Khachatryan and Karen Saghyan were appointed judges of the Court of Appeal.
According to another decree Marat Avanesyan, Anatoli Tadevosyan and Karen Mardanyan were appointed judges of the Court of First Instance