12 Complaint Applications against Armenia: The European Court of Human Rights Publishes the Statistics of the Previous Year

The European Court of Human Rights made 12 decisions in regard to Armenia during 2017, 11 of which were recognized as violation of one provision of the European Convention of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms. In general, at the moment there are 1.819 complaint application at the ECHR submitted by Armenia, which is the 3.2 […]

Presentation of the “Eastern Partnership Index 2015-2016: Charting Progress in European Integration, Democratic Reforms, and Sustainable Development”

Presentation of the “Eastern Partnership Index 2015-2016: Charting Progress in European Integration, Democratic Reforms, and Sustainable Development” took place on 23 January 2018, in Brussels, Belgium. Haykuhi Harutyunyan, the president of “Protection of Rights without Borders”NGO, who is also the coordinator of the first working group on “Democracy, human rights, effective governance and sustainability” of […]

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 […]

Armenia to sign Istanbul Convention to prevent violence against women

Armenia will sign Istanbul Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence, head of Council of Europe’s Violence against Women Division Bridget O’loughlin said. Armenia will sign the convention on January 18, she told reporters. The Convention obliges the governments which have ratified it to take specific steps to counter all forms […]

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 […]

1st Regional Meeting Europe

On 15 and 16 January 2018, the first Regional Meeting Europe is held in Ghent (Belgium). Haykuhi Harutyunyan, the President of the “Protection of Rights without Borders” NGO also participated in the above mentioned event. The following topics were mainly discussed during the meeting: – Policy coherence for development to achieve the sustainable development – […]

Working discussion on current action plan of the anti-corruption strategy and on elaboration of the new strategy

  A working discussion directed towards the measures to implement the Action Plan of the new Anti-Corruption Strategy for 2015-2018 headed by Deputy Minister Justice Suren Krmoyan was held on January 12 of 2018. Approximately twenty civil society representatives involved in anti-corruption projects participated in the discussion. Hasmik Harutyunyan, legal expert of the “Protection of […]

OSCE/ODIHR Director voices concern over arrest of and charges against head of Memorial Human Rights Centre in Chechnya

WARSAW 10 January 2018 WARSAW, 10 January 2018 – Ingibjörg Sólrún Gísladóttir, Director of the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR), today voiced serious concerns regarding the arrest and detention of Oyub Titiev, Director of the Memorial Human Rights Centre, in Chechnya, the Russian Federation, yesterday. ‘’I am deeply concerned regarding the detainment, […]