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, […]

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 […]

Analysis on “Early Conditional Release”

The current analysis has been conducted by the “Protection of Rights without Borders” NGO in 2018 The efficiency of the institute of early conditional release, the detected problems, as well as its legislative regulations are presented in the Analysis. Recommendations directed towards the contribution to the solution of problematic issues in the given system have […]

“A demand for Judicial Reforms: the Recommendations of the human rights defenders”

A discussion on the topic “A demand for Judicial Reforms: the Recommendations of the human rights defenders” was held at Media Centre on May 15 of 2018. Hasmik Harutyunyan, the lawyer of the Protection of Rights without Borders also participated in the mentioned discussion. During the discussion, Hasmik Harutyunyan mentioned that since the day of […]

Armenia 2017 Human Rughts Report

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

Vardan Teymurazyan

The European Court of Human Rights made a decision on the case of Teymurazyan v. Armenia on March 15 of 2018. Araks Melkonyan, lawyer of the Protection of Rights without Borders NGO presented the interests of the applicant V. Teymurazyan at the ECHR. The ECHR recorded a violation of the right to illegal detention, as […]

The Justice Group expresses its support to the attorneys participating in the strike

The Justice Group of the Open Society Foundations expresses its support to the advocated, who participated in the strike on February 7 of 2018. The group members completely share the concerns of the advocates on the regulations directed towards the restriction of the advocates’ independence, as prescribed by the civil, administrative and criminal codes.

“One version of the Judicial Code was sent to the Venice Commission another version was adopted by the RA National Assembly”

  A discussion on the topic “Adoption of Judicial Code in National Assembly: Problematic Provisions and Concerns” was held in Media Center Initiative on December 25 of 2017. Haykuhi Harutyunyan, the President of the “Protection of Rights without Borders” NGO, the president of the Armenian Helsinki Committee, Avetik Ishkhanyan, Arthur Sakunts, Chairperson of the Helsinki […]