Amnesty International Annual report 2017/18

Over the past year, leaders have pushed hate, fought against rights, ignored crimes against humanity, and blithely let inequality and suffering spin out of control. This provoked mass protests, showing that while our challenges may never be greater, the will to fight back is just as strong. Amnesty International’s report, The State of the World’s Human […]

Report “WJP Rule of Law Index 2017–2018”

WASHINGTON, DC (31 January 2018) – The World Justice Project (WJP) today released the 2017-2018 WJP Rule of Law Index® which measures rule of law adherence in 113 countries worldwide based on more than 110,000 household and 3,000 expert surveys. Featuring primary data, the WJP Rule of Law Index measures countries’ rule of law performance across eight factors: Constraints on […]

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 […]

“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 […]

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, […]

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 […]