The Study Visit of the UN Special Rapporteur on the Rights to Freedom of Peaceful Assembly and Association to Armenia

Kleman Vulen, the UN Special Rapporteur on the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and association is in Armenia within the period of November 7-16 of 2018. On November 9 of 2018, Mr. Vulen had a meeting with civil society representatives. Araks Melkonyan, legal expert of the Protection of Right without Borders NGO also participated […]

The Cases of Subjecting the Judges to Disciplinary Sanctioning at the ECHR

The ECHR Grand Chamber has recently published an important decision regarding a few issues of subjecting the judges to disciplinary sanctioning. Today, Hasmik Harutyunyan, Legal Expert of the Protection of Rights without Borders NGO is the interviewer of armdaily.am. Hasmik, please speak about the decision published by the ECHR Grand Chamber today. On November 6 […]

The decision of Court of Cassation on the case PRWB against the RA Police

On October 3 of 2018, the Administrative Chamber of the RA Court of Cassation (chaired by Judge Ervand Khundaryan) made a decision to reject the application in regard to the administrative case number ՎԴ/1031/05/16 submitted by the Protection of Rights without Borders NGO regarding the decision made by the RA Administrative Court of Appeal on […]

Information Note On the Activity of the Highest Judicial Council

The current information note was elaborated by the “Protection of Rights without Borders” NGO on October of 2018. The information note reflects the arbitrariness regarding the selection procedure of judge candidates by the Highest Judicial Council. The latter had different manifestations and mainly regarded the judge candidates, who did not have previous work experience and were advocates at private companies.  […]

The Decision of the Appelate Administrative court on the case Haykuhi Harutyunyan against the RA Police

On October 2 of 2018, the RA Court of Administrative Appeal (chaired by Judge Ara Babayan) made a decision to partially satisfy the appeal submitted by Haykuhi Harutyunyan, Lawyer, President of the «Protection of Rights without Borders» NGO on the case Number ՎԴ/1043/05/16. Particularly, the Court of Appeal recognized the police activities illegal, in the […]

The Special Investigation Service Suspended the Criminal Case Instituted in Regard to People, Who Suffered the Police Activities on July 29 of 2016

According to the letter received from the Special Investigation Service on September 24 of 2018, the criminal case instituted in regard to the people, who were subjected to violence by unknown people during the demonstrations of “Sari Tagh” on July 29 of 2016, has been suspended. By the data provided by the Special Investigation Service, […]

Securing the Revolution – The Role of Civil Society and Reform Challenges in Armenia

On 10 September, the European Endowment for Democracy (EED) hosted a panel debate focusing on the civil society perspective of the post-revolutionary developments in Armenia. The event was co-organised with the Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum. “I firmly believe that this is a revolution and not a transition [of power], because I don’t see just the […]

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 […]

“Ensuring Legal Assistance and Effective Remedies for the Participants of Peaceful Assemblies of April, 2018 in the Republic of Armenia”

Since July 1 of 2018, “The Protection of Rights without Borders” NGO, with the financial support of “European Endowment for Democracy Foundation”, has been implementing a project on “Ensuring Legal Assistance and Effective Remedies for the Participants of the Peaceful Assemblies of April, 2018 in the Republic of Armenia”. The Project aims at providing legal […]

The Criminal Court of Appeals Overturned the Decision on the Detention of Levon Barseghyan Made by First Instance Court

On June 1 of 2018, the Criminal Court of Appeals (chaired by Judge M. Martirosyan) made a decision to satisfy the appeal submitted by the defenders of Levon Barseghyan Haykuhi Harutyunyan and Araks Melkonyan and to overturn the decision on the detention of Levon Barseghyan made by the Yerevan First Instance Court (chaired by Judge […]