The Ethics and Disciplinary Committee of the RA Council of Courts in Response to the Recommendations Submitted by the PRWB

The Ethics and Disciplinary Committee of the RA Council of Courts of Armenia (herein the Commission) responded to the information note elaborated by the “Protection of Rights without Borders NGO on the criminal persecutions instituted against the participants of “Sasna Tsrer” group activities and other related events, as well as the human rights and especially […]

Reference on human rights and justice crisis in Armenia during the months of January and July of 2017

The information note was elaborated by the “Protection of Rights without Borders” NGO. The information note presents the criminal persecutions instituted against the participants of “Sasna Tsrer” group activities and other related events, as well as the human rights and especially the violation of the right to fair trail within the trial on the case […]

Civil Society demands to stop hindering professional activities of lawyers

  The civil society is highly concerned about the cases regarding the hindrance of professional activities of the advocates of the “Sasna Tsrer” Armed Group members, “Zhiryr Sefilyan and friends”, as well as the cases “Nork Armed Group”. The Law Enforcement Bodies, in cooperation with the judiciary hindered the professional activities of the advocates thus […]

Armenia: harassment of lawyers working on high-profile cases

We, the undersigned members of the Civic Solidarity Platform (CSP) – a network of human rights NGOs from Europe, the former Soviet Union and North America – are seriously concerned that independent defense lawyers working on high-profile cases in Armenia have been subjected to harassment and obstruction by state agents in the performance of their […]

Mass arrests in Gegharkunik Region: National Security Service detected taking of large amounts of bribes

  In the results of the large scale operative-investigative measures taken by the RA National Security Service, cases regarding the taking of large amount of bribe, bribe mediation, as well as taking bribes by official of judiciary and other high-level official was detected. As informed by the Prosecutor’s General Office, the factual information gathered by […]

Vardan Teymurazyan

V. Teymurazyan has been convicted and at the same time been justified by the RA authorities for three times. In the outcomes of the criminal proceedings against him, however, Teymurazyan lost his job and apartment. On March 23 of 2009, a complaint-application was submitted to the European Court of Human Rights in regard to the […]

OSCE field staff and civil society representatives share trial monitoring experiences at Skopje meeting

Legal professionals from seven OSCE field operations and representatives of 29 non-governmental organizations from the OSCE region exchanged experiences in trial monitoring at a meeting co-organized by the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) and the OSCE Mission to Skopje from 24 to 26 April 2017 in Skopje. The Annual Trial Monitoring […]

Peoples’ Expectations and Needs of Justice in Armenia 22 March 2017

On 14 March an analytical report on peoples’ expectations and needs of justice in Armenia was presented. The research was conducted from May-December 2016 by the EU Justice Monitoring Project across the whole territory of Armenia. The report is based on comparative results of public perception and professional evaluation of the quality of justice and […]