Report un Human Rights violations in Armenia during peaceful assemblies within 13-20 April 2018

The report was elaborated by the “Protection of Right without Borders” NGO. The Report touches upon the gross human rights violations by the Police during the national movement of Armenia within the period of April 13-20 of 2018. The provided information is based on the outcomes of the visits of the Organization’s legal experts, advocates […]

ODIHR Director urges Armenian authorities to protect and ensure right to freedom of peaceful assembly

WARSAW, 19 April 2018 – Ingibjörg Sólrún Gísladóttir, Director of the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR), today urged the authorities in Armenia to protect and ensure the right to freedom of peaceful assembly in the country, as protests there continue. “All people have a fundamental right to express their opinion in […]

The Police released Davit Petrosyan. The ambulance doctor refused to record his injuries.

The Activist David Petrosyan was released from Yerevan Kentron Police Station, who was detained from Government 3 building. His advocate Araks Melkonyan mentioned, that though an ambulance was called, the ambulance doctor Khoren Aleksanyan refused to record the injuries of David Petrosyan and was satisfied only by making notes in the “draft”. It should be […]

6 juveniles were brought to Shengavit Police Station: H. Harutyunyan

We’ve just talked to Advocate Haykuhi Harutyunyan in Shengavit Police Station. As stated by her, there were also two doctors, which were not related to the demonstration, were also detained on the way to work. The relatives of the detainees were standing near the building, trying to know wether their relatives were there, but they […]

“The legal approaches of the internal political developments in Armenia

The TV program “Discussion” is being broadcasted on “Noyan Tapan” and AABC televisions on April 19 of 2018 Haykuhi Hatutyunyan, the President of the “Protection of Rights without Borders” NGO is the host of the TV program. During the TV program the topic “The legal approaches of the internal political developments in Armenia (the rights […]

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 […]

Report from “Protection of Rights without Borders” NGO 

On April 17 of 2018, near 8:30 AM, protest participant Davit Petrosyan was brought to the Masive police station. Araks Melkonyan, advocate, the lawyer of the “Protection of Rights without Borders” NGO immediately visited him and approximately as of 12:00 AM, all the necessary activities were already over, but Davit Petrosyan and his advocate Araks […]

World Report 2018, Armenia Events of 2017

Parliamentary elections, the first since the 2015 constitutional amendments moving the country from a presidential to a parliamentary system, failed to improve public confidence in the electoral system. The ruling Republican Party dominated the polls amid reports of irregularities. Authorities failed to bring to justice officials responsible for excessive use of force against protesters and […]