Opinion on the amendments of the laws on “Judicial Code” and “Prosecution” (OECD)

The current document was elaborated by the “Protection of Rights without Borders” NGO in 2018 within the scope of the fourth evaluation round of the Istanbul Anti-Corruption Action Plan. The Organization presented the evaluation and the recorded problems of the draft laws elaborated for the RA “Judicial Code” and the RA Law on “Prosecution”. Opinion […]

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 […]

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 […]