Armenia at a Turning Point: What Role for the Parliament in the New Parliamentary Republic?

On 10 May 2017, the Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum (EaP CSF) in partnership with the European Endowment for Democracy (EED) organised the event “Landmark elections in Armenia: turning the tide or preserving the status quo?” The discussion brought together civil society experts and institutional partners that exchanged their opinions on the parliamentary elections in Armenia […]

RFE/RL Reporter Assaulted During Yerevan Vote

A correspondent for RFE/RL’s Armenian service (Azatutyun.am) covering Sunday’s municipal elections in Yerevan was assaulted by government loyalists after witnessing distribution of cash to voters outside a campaign office of the ruling Republican Party (HHK). The journalist, Sisak Gabrielian, saw a group of other citizens receiving money from another person shortly after they came out […]

Helsinki Association for Human Rights” NGO Announcement on Violations during Yerevan Avagani Elections

The Helsinki Association Defender NGO expresses its strong condemnation of violations taken place during the elections of Yerevan Avagani (Assembly of Aldermen) of May 17, 2017, particularly against Zaruhi Postanjyan, the NA Deputy,  a candidate for Yerevan Mayor, and her daughter Lilit Drampyan, as well as those taken place against journalists in polling stations and […]

Landmark elections in Armenia: turning the tide or preserving the status quo?

Landmark elections in Armenia: turning the tide or preserving the status quo? An important panel discussion took place at European Endowment For Democracy in Brussels. The Armenian civil society activists were introducing the results of the monitoring conducted on the parliamentary elections in Armenia on April 2. It should be mentioned that Haykuhi Harutyunyan, the […]

Ruling Party Rocked By Another Election Scandal

The ruling Republican Party of Armenia (HHK) has come under more fire following the publication of secretly recorded audio purportedly indicating that employees of one of its wealthy parliamentarians were told to campaign for his reelection or lose their jobs. The Hayastan24.com website posted on Thursday the recording of what it called a staff meeting […]

30 headmasters demand 2 million AMD each and apology from Daniel Ioannisyan

30 school and kindergarten headmasters have appealed to the Court of General Jurisdiction of Ajapnyak and Davtashen Administrative Districts against the “Union of Informed Citizens”. They demand that the organization apologizes and gives each of them 2 million AMD compensation for wounding their honor and dignity. Let us remind you that the organization publicized 114 […]

Citizen Observer, Parliamentary elections 2017

Ընտրախախտումների քարտեզը պատկերում է «Քաղաքացի դիտորդ» նախաձեռնության, «Անկախ դիտորդ» հասարակական դաշինքի և Հայաստանի հելսինկյան կոմիտեի դիտորդական առաքելությունների կողմից ներկայացված խախտումները: Վերջին հաղորդումներ Ժամ Տեղամաս Ընտրախախտում Արձագանք 04:06 1/3 Ավան Այլ 20:00-ին լույսերը անջատվել են, 20:03 վերականգնել են: վերացվել/լուծվել է Հանձնաժողովը խուճապի է մատնվել: 03:59 5/14 Դավթաշեն Արդյունքների ամփոփման և հաշվարկի կարգի խախտում Տեղի է ունեցել […]

International Observers made a Remarkable Statement

Today, Ms Heidi Hautala, Head of the delegation from the European Parliament, representative of the OSCE/ODIHR international observers’ group made a remarkable statement. She spoke about the election bribes and pressures. Ms Hautala said that they had conducted observers’ mission in Yerevan, Kotayk and Armavir. She reminded that the European Union had supported these elections […]

The members of prison monitoring group were denied to enter Nubarashen and Kentron prisons

The observation activities of Hasmik Harutyunyan, lawyer of “Protection of Rights without Borders” NGO and Arman Sahakyan, employee of “New Generation” NGO, who are members of the Group of Public Monitors Implementing Supervision over the Criminal-Executive Institutions and Bodies of the Ministry of Justice of RA were hindered today at 11:00 AM in “Nubarashen” penitentiary […]

Country Reports on Human Rights Practices for 2016 Armenia

  Armenia’s constitution provides for a republic with an elected head of state and a unicameral legislature, the National Assembly. According to a constitutional referendum conducted in December 2015, the country is expected to transition gradually to a parliamentary republic by the end of the existing presidential term in 2018. The Republican Party of Armenia […]