Public Discussion on Armenia’s Third Periodic Report on the Implementation of the Provisions of the UN International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights

On August 2 of 2018, a public discussion on “Armenia’s Third Periodic Report on the Implementation of the Provisions of the UN International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights” was organized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs at the Ministry. Representative from the respective ministries and civil society organizations participated in the meeting. During the […]

“The Obstacles facing the monitoring group and current problems relating to violation of human rights in penitentiary institutions”

After the velvet revolution the ministry of justice sticks to the same position and keeps hindering the group’s activity the same way”, stated Nare Hovhannisyan, member of the public monitoring group in conducting public control in RA ministry of justice at 2018 July 25 Media Center discussion.  Nare Hovhannisyan, member of the public monitoring group of […]

Hasmik Harutyunyan was Elected as the President of the Public Oversight Group Conducting Oversight in the RA Penitentiary Institutions under the RA Ministry of Justice

During the sitting of the Public Oversight Group Conducting Oversight in the RA Penitentiary Institutions under the RA Ministry of Justice, the election of a new president of the Group was held. Hasmik Harutyunyan, the legal expert of the Protection of Rights without Borders NGO was elected as the president of the Public Monitoring Group. […]

Workshop for the Monitoring Groups Conducing Oversight over Penitentiary Institutions

A workshop for the monitoring groups conducting oversight over penitentiary institutions was held in Georgia within the period of June 14-15 of 2018. The two-day meeting discussions particularly targeted the issues regarding the criminal subcultures and non-official hierarchic problems of the prisoners in Armenia and Georgian prisons, the causes for their promotion and their solution […]

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 […]

Armenia has been a “Leader” by the mortality cases in prisons in Europe for years

The annual surveys on the “prison inhabitation” of the Council of Europe member states published in Strasbourg contain serious numbers in regard to the mortality cases of prisoners in Armenian penitentiary institutions. Since 2010, each year, among the Council of Europe member states, the highest indexes of the mortality cases in the prisons have been […]

The Strict Assessment of the Public Oversight Group on the release of “On the Traces of Justice” of “Good Evening” TV Program

The Public Group Conducting Monitoring in Penitentiary Institutions under the RA Ministry of Justice expresses its deep concerns over the release of “On the Traces of Justice” of “Good Evening” TV Program, which was recorded in Abovyan penitentiary institutions and was broadcasted in Public Channel of Armenia. The arrested women shot in the video, who […]

Early Conditional Release on the Grounds of Serious Disease is a Form of Humanism, which should not Be Violated

The Public Oversight Group Conducting Oversight in the Penitentiary Institutions under the RA Ministry of Justice back to December of 2017 applied to the Ministry of Justice suggesting to discuss the issue of early conditional release on the grounds of serious disease for the detainees V.KH. and A.A.. For more information, follow the link http://pmg.am/index.php/hy/news/successful-cases/417-2018-01-17-11-34-12. […]

Severe Diseases are not served within the State Order and Become a Threat for the Detainees

  As a systematic problem, the Public Oversight Group in the Penitentiary Institutions under the RA Ministry of Justice, has recorded that some of the detainees in the penitentiary institutions have severe diseases, the treatment of which requires large amount of money and is not treated within the state order creating a threat for the […]

Health Conditions of Women Detainees in “Abovyan” Penitentiary Institutions

The members of the Group of Public Monitors Implementing Supervision over the Penitentiary Institutions and Bodies of the Ministry of Justice of RA visited “Abovyan” penitentiary institution of RA Ministry Justice. During the visit, the members of the public monitoring group had a meeting with the prisoners V.Kh. and A.A. During the meeting with the […]