The President of the “Protection of Rights without Borders” NGO, Siranush Sahakyan, participated in a roundtable discussion held at the RA Police. The topic of the discussion was the 14 March incident at the nearby park of Mashtots avenue and the conduct of the RA Police officers with regard to the incident.
The purpose of the roundtable discussion was to promote public awareness and evaluate the legitimacy of police activities. During the discussion, the participants discussed their experiences of infringing the rights of others while executing their own and tried to determine the scope of liability in such cases.
The target audience included experts and representatives of different NGOs and concerned departments, such as Transparency International Anti-Corruption Center, “Asparez” Journalists’ club, Helsinki Committee of Armenia, Armenian Center for the Protection of Human Rights after A. D. Sakharov”, RA Chamber of Advocates, Civil Society Partnership Network, Trchkan Civic Initiative, ‘’Civilitas’’ foundation, Freedom of Information Center of Armenia, Heritage party and OSCE office in Yerevan. The participants of the discussion stated their positions on this particular incident and suggested ways to raise public awareness and improve meeting management skills and police activities.