Haykuhi Harutyunyan

On October 2 of 2018, the RA Court of Administrative Appeal (chaired by Judge Ara Babayan) made a decision to partially satisfy the appeal submitted by Haykuhi Harutyunyan, Lawyer, President of the «Protection of Rights without Borders» NGO on the case Number ՎԴ/1043/05/16. Particularly, the Court of Appeal recognized the police activities illegal, in the […]

Democracy: In need of a critical update?

The 22nd annual Conference on the topic “Democracy: In need of a critical update?” was held in Prague on October 7-9, 2018. The conference was hosted by a wide range of illustrious personalities from a number of fields – politicians, philosophers, authors, activists and dissidents, policy analysts, entrepreneurs, or artists. Haykuhi Harutyunyan, the President of […]

The Decision of the Appelate Administrative court on the case Haykuhi Harutyunyan against the RA Police

On October 2 of 2018, the RA Court of Administrative Appeal (chaired by Judge Ara Babayan) made a decision to partially satisfy the appeal submitted by Haykuhi Harutyunyan, Lawyer, President of the «Protection of Rights without Borders» NGO on the case Number ՎԴ/1043/05/16. Particularly, the Court of Appeal recognized the police activities illegal, in the […]

Armenia’s new government should place human rights at the centre of its policies

“Armenia’s peaceful transfer of power in May 2018 has been truly remarkable. However, popular expectations are high that there will be tangible improvements to people’s lives, and the government should devote its attention to upholding the long-neglected rights of those who are most vulnerable”, said Dunja Mijatović, the Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, […]

The Special Investigation Service Suspended the Criminal Case Instituted in Regard to People, Who Suffered the Police Activities on July 29 of 2016

According to the letter received from the Special Investigation Service on September 24 of 2018, the criminal case instituted in regard to the people, who were subjected to violence by unknown people during the demonstrations of “Sari Tagh” on July 29 of 2016, has been suspended. By the data provided by the Special Investigation Service, […]

Securing the Revolution – The Role of Civil Society and Reform Challenges in Armenia

On 10 September, the European Endowment for Democracy (EED) hosted a panel debate focusing on the civil society perspective of the post-revolutionary developments in Armenia. The event was co-organised with the Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum. “I firmly believe that this is a revolution and not a transition [of power], because I don’t see just the […]

Results of the Fourth Round Evaluation of OECD Anti-corruption Network on Armenia

The results of the Fourth Round Monitoring of Istanbul Anti-Corruption Action Plan on Armenia has been presented by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Anti-corruption Network for Eastern Europe and Central Asia. It should be mentioned, that the “Protection of Rights without Borders” NGO had its contribution to the elaboration of the report […]

Announcement on the Preconditions of Organising Free and Fair Elections

Prior to the elections of the Council of the Elders of Yerevan City, we, the undersigned organizations reaffirm the importance of preconditions directed towards the insurance of organizing free and fair elections, about which it was announced back in April of 2018. According to the democratic criteria, in order to organize free and transparent elections,  […]