Statement

15.05.2018  We, the below-signed organizations of civil society, welcome the victory of the People and value the awakening of civil self-awareness and dignity. We appreciate the principles proclaimed by the Prime Minister for achieving responsible, transparent, and accountable governance. We comprehend the gravity of the problems faced by and the difficulty of the work to […]

“A demand for Judicial Reforms: the Recommendations of the human rights defenders”

A discussion on the topic “A demand for Judicial Reforms: the Recommendations of the human rights defenders” was held at Media Centre on May 15 of 2018. Hasmik Harutyunyan, the lawyer of the Protection of Rights without Borders also participated in the mentioned discussion. During the discussion, Hasmik Harutyunyan mentioned that since the day of […]

Reference: Who are political prisoners? 

Recently, many discussions related to the topic that in the Republic of Armenia there should be no political prisoners among the large scope of society are being touched upon. Taking account the above mentioned, a legal information note  by “Protection of Rights without Borders” NGO has been elaborated, indicating in which cases the detained people can […]

The United States Urges Constructive Dialogue in Armenia

STATEMENT BY HEATHER NAUERT, SPOKESPERSON April 24, 2018 The coming days represent a historic moment for the people of Armenia and its elected leaders, as they embark on the process of forming a new government.  We urge all sides to engage constructively, within the legal framework of the Armenian constitution, to ensure a peaceful transition […]

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 […]

Investigation motioned to detain Levon Barseghyan. He is on his way to the court

Գյումրու ժուռնալիստների «Ասպարեզ» ակումբի խորհրդի նախագահ Լևոն Բարսեղյանին կալանավորելու միջնորդություն է ներկայացվել դատարան։ Այս մասին «Հետք»-ին ասաց Բարսեղյանի փաստաբան Հայկուհի Հարությունյանը։ Բարսեղյանին մեղադրանք է առաջադրվել Քրեական օրենսգրքի 225-րդ հոդվածի 1-ին և 2-րդ մասով և 225.1 հոդվածներով,  այսինքն` Զանգվածային անկարգություններ կազմակերպելը, զանգվածային անկարգությունների ժամանակ դրանց մասնակցի կողմից բռնություն գործադրելը, ջարդ կամ հրկիզում իրականացնելը, գույք ոչնչացնելը կամ […]

Announcement on the Persecution against David Petrosyan  

On April 19 of 2018, near 17:00 PM, Advocate Araks Melkonyan and David Petrosyan were attacked by about 15-20 people in the yard of St. Grigor Lusavorich hospital. David Petrosyan received different bodily injuries, in the outcomes of which, the doctors did not allow him to leave the hospital and obliged the latter to receive […]

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 […]