Araks Melkonyan graduated Yerevan State University, Faculty of Law, receiving Masters Degree in Law in 2010
In 2014 Araks Melkonyan graduted Essex University (United Kingdom) in LLM International Human Rights Law and in 2015 she graduated Turin University (Italy) with the profession of criminal justice.
Araks Melkonyan joined the NGO team in 2010 as a human right expert. She regulated the human rights monitoring projects and the management of the strategic trails both in domestic courts and at the European Court of Human Rights respectively, has conducted research on human rights protection situation in the Republic of Armenia.
During her professional work experience, Araks Melkonyan has cooperated with national and international human rights protection organization within the scope of a number of human rights related projects, including coordination of criminal trial monitoring projects, penal policy reform, human rights in armed forces, human rights and drug policy and others.
Araks Melkonyan has been a member of the RA Chamber of Advocated since 2012.