“The Responsibility of States”: Protection of Human Rights Defenders in the OSCE Region (2014–2016)

In this report, the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) provides an overview and analysis of critical challenges faced by human rights defenders in the OSCE region, as well as good practices by OSCE participating States in their protection. The report also provides recommendations of how to close identified protection gaps, which […]

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

Reference on human rights and justice crisis in armenia during the months of january and july of 2017 “Protection of rights without borders” elaborated the information note that summarizes the criminal persecution instituted against the participants of “Sasna Tsrer” group activities and other related events, as well as the human rights violations during the trial on […]

Human Rights House Yerevan’s Midterm Summary Report 20 July, 2017

BRIEF ASSESSMENT The examination of human rights violation and pressure cases recorded between January-July 2017 give sufficient grounds to conclude that the conditions for human rights defenders and their activities are in adequate for a full-fledged protection of the rights and interests of citizens and social groups in Armenia. Among primary negative factors are the […]

Second study on civil participation in decision making in EaP published

A new study on “Civil Participation in Decision Making in the Eastern Partnership Countries Part II: Practice and Implementation” has just been published. It contains 24 case studies from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Republic of Moldova, Ukraine and Belarus, and includes a set of recommendations for each country, lessons learned for the Eastern Partnership region and […]

Report ​Together for Human Rights: a Year in Review 2016 International partnership for Human rights​

Report Beaten, Burnt and Betrayed: Armenians Awaiting Accountability for Police Violence: At the request of Armenian civil society organizations IPHR dispatched a fact-finding mission to Yerevan from 28 July to 1 August to investigate the use of excessive force by Armenian police to quell predominantly peaceful protests held in the capital. The monitors interviewed victims, […]

Freedom of the Press 2017

Press Freedom at Lowest Point in Decade Freedom House watchdog organization published the “Freedom of the World in 2017” annual report according to which Armenia is in 137th place with 63 scores and still remains as “Not free” under the press freedom status. Armenia is in the 4th place in the region. FOTP_2017_booklet_FINAL_April28

Reference on Actions Taken by Legal Team of Independent Observer’ Public Alliance during and after National Assembly Elections

During the observation of the elections of April 2, 2017 by the ‘Independent Observer’ Public Alliance, the observers and Alliance member organizations were assisted by 27 lawyers. On the election day, the observers recorded over 3058 alerts on frauds and reported 205 of the cases to the legal team. On 205 alerts received from the […]

Amnesty International Excessive use of force by police in July

ARMENIA 2016/2017 Police used excessive force to suppress largely peaceful demonstrations in the capital, Yerevan, in July. Hundreds of individuals were arbitrarily arrested. Many reported being injured, beaten or otherwise ill-treated during the arrest and while in detention. Background The year was marked by economic and political volatility, and growing security concerns linked to the […]

Report on “Experience on citizens court watch program in Armenia and Georgia”

The Report on “Experience on citizens court watch program in Armenia and Georgia” has been written during the monitoring. The report was prepared within the project “Building evidence-based advocacy for the rule of law and good governance in EaP” implemented by the NGO «Protection of rights without borders» with the support of the International Visegrad […]