Hasmik Harutyunyan was Elected as the President of the Public Oversight Group Conducting Oversight in the RA Penitentiary Institutions under the RA Ministry of Justice

During the sitting of the Public Oversight Group Conducting Oversight in the RA Penitentiary Institutions under the RA Ministry of Justice, the election of a new president of the Group was held. Hasmik Harutyunyan, the legal expert of the Protection of Rights without Borders NGO was elected as the president of the Public Monitoring Group. […]

Criminal Persecution against Vahagn Ghumashyan has been Ceased

On June 22 of 2018, the Special Investigation Service made a decision to cease the criminal persecution instituted by the characteristics of Paragraph 2 of Article 225 (absence of crime in his actions) of the RA Criminal Code against Vahagn Ghumashyan, supporter of the Founding Parliament, back on July 30 of 2016. Vahagn Ghumashyan was […]

Arrests of the “Unpunishable”: the latest scandalous events are being discussed during the “At the Crossroad of the Opinions” program

During the last days, the law enforcement bodies have handcuffed such people, who have been considered as unpunishable and previously the latter personally gave orders to handcuff other people. During the broadcast of “At the Crossroad of the Opinions” program of “Azatutyun” radio station, we are discussing the latest most scandalous discoveries with Hovik Aghazaryan, […]

A judge cannot be appointed in the Administrative Court: shadow transactions in the Highest Judicial Council

Մի քանի ամիս է, ինչ Բարձրագույն դատական խորհուրդը չի կարողանում հաղթահարել վարչական դատարանի դատավորների նշանակման ճգնաժամը: Բանն այն է, որ դատական օրենսգրքի որոշ հոդվածների միջև հակասություններ կան, որոնցով պայմանավորված՝ ԲԴԽ-ն չի կարողանում վարչական դատարանի դատավորի թեկնածու ներկայացնել ՀՀ նախագահին: Այսպես. ամիսներ շարունակ վարչական դատարանում դատավորի երկու թափուր հաստիք է առկա: Այդ հաստիքներում նշանակելու համար, օրենքով սահմանված կարգով, […]

Information Note on the Necessity for the Protection of Presumption of Innocence after the “Velvet Revolution” in 2018  

In information note on the necessity of the protection of presumption of innocence after the Velvet Revolution in the Republic of Armenia has been elaborated by the Protection of Rights without Borders NGO. The information with the respective recommendations has been submitted to the RA Government, law enforcement bodies and to courts. Information Note on the […]

The Activity of the PRWB on the Improvement of the Judiciary Independence

Since January 1 of 2018, the Protection of Rights without Borders NGO, with the financial support of the Open Society Foundations-Armenia, has been implementing a project on “The Insurance of Judiciary Independence in a Line with the Constitutional Changes”. The aim of the Project is to contribute the efficiency of the judicial reforms in the […]

The Response of the RA Ministry of Justice and the RA Judicial Department to the Observations Made on the Highest Judicial Council’s Activities by the PRWB

By the letters dated June 19 of 2018, the RA Ministry of Justice and RA Judicial Department respectively responded to the information note elaborated by the Protection of Rights without Borders NGO in regard to the observation outcomes on the implementation of the functions of appointing judges by the Highest Judicial Council. In response the […]

Workshop for the Monitoring Groups Conducing Oversight over Penitentiary Institutions

A workshop for the monitoring groups conducting oversight over penitentiary institutions was held in Georgia within the period of June 14-15 of 2018. The two-day meeting discussions particularly targeted the issues regarding the criminal subcultures and non-official hierarchic problems of the prisoners in Armenia and Georgian prisons, the causes for their promotion and their solution […]