15.05.2018  We, the below-signed organizations of civil society, welcome the victory of the People and value the awakening of civil self-awareness and dignity. We appreciate the principles proclaimed by the Prime Minister for achieving responsible, transparent, and accountable governance. We comprehend the gravity of the problems faced by and the difficulty of the work to […]

PRWB will undertake the Protection of the Victims

“Protection of Rights without Borders” NGO informs, that a criminal case based on the reports presented on the legal activities of the police during the period of April 13-24 of 2018 was instituted. The Organization applied to everybody, who suffered the ill treatmen of police including injuries as a result of use of special measures, […]

The United States Urges Constructive Dialogue in Armenia

STATEMENT BY HEATHER NAUERT, SPOKESPERSON April 24, 2018 The coming days represent a historic moment for the people of Armenia and its elected leaders, as they embark on the process of forming a new government.  We urge all sides to engage constructively, within the legal framework of the Armenian constitution, to ensure a peaceful transition […]

Announcement on the Persecution against David Petrosyan  

On April 19 of 2018, near 17:00 PM, Advocate Araks Melkonyan and David Petrosyan were attacked by about 15-20 people in the yard of St. Grigor Lusavorich hospital. David Petrosyan received different bodily injuries, in the outcomes of which, the doctors did not allow him to leave the hospital and obliged the latter to receive […]

Statement on Protesters Deprived of Freedom Unlawfully

As at 3.00 pm on April 17, 2018, according to the information received through the Joint Hotline of Human Rights Defenders, citizens (protesters carrying out a protest action) were detained in different parts of Yerevan and taken to different police stations without any grounds. Some of these citizens were unlawfully held there for longer than […]

We demand fair and effective investigation for hate crimes

YEREVAN, ARMENIA- Two incidents of hate crimes were committed in Yerevan on the grounds of the victims’ sexual orientation and gender identity during the past month. The incidents caused multiple physical injuries and significant emotional distress to the victims. On February 27, 2018 a transgender woman was beaten in her apartment, and then her apartment […]