Freedom House. Armenia is in Danger of Becoming an Authoritarian Country

According to the report published by the Freedom House Human Rights Defender Organization, in the sphere of democracy, Armenia has lost its positions in comparison to the previous years and currently is in the danger of becoming an authoritarian Unlike the previous reports, the possible prolongation of Serge Sargsyan’s government was especially highlighted in the […]

Opinion on the amendments of the laws on “Judicial Code” and “Prosecution” (OECD)

The current document was elaborated by the “Protection of Rights without Borders” NGO in 2018 within the scope of the fourth evaluation round of the Istanbul Anti-Corruption Action Plan. The Organization presented the evaluation and the recorded problems of the draft laws elaborated for the RA “Judicial Code” and the RA Law on “Prosecution”. Opinion […]

The Visit of the Anti-Corruption Network for Eastern Europe and Central Asia Monitoring Group to Armenia

On March 14 of 2018, the monitoring group of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Anti-Corruption Network for Eastern Europe and Central Asia had meetings with the civil society representatives of Armenia. Hasmik Harutyunyan, legal expert of the “Protection of Rights without Borders” NGO also participated in the meeting. The visit of the monitoring group […]

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 […]

Anti-corruption issues and their objectives were discussed with public and CSI sector partners

A working discussion, headed by the Deputy Minister of Justice Suren Krmoyan was held with the respective organization representatives on September 28 of 2017, during which the progress report on the fight against corruption discussed at the plenar sitting of Anti-Corruption Network for Eastern Europe and Central Asia (ACN) was summarized. Hasmik Harutyunyan, the legal expert of the Protection […]

Council of Europe anti-corruption body GRECO issues critical assessment of the Parliamentary Assembly integrity framework

The Group of States against Corruption (GRECO) today published an assessment of the Code of Conduct for Members of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe(PACE) in which it identifies significant shortcomings and points out the need for a number of improvements. The President of GRECO, Marin Mrčela, welcomed the steps taken by the […]

Steps Taken to Fight Corruption in Armenia a Mixed Bag, Says CoE Body

The Group of States against Corruption (GRECO), a body of the Council of Europe, says that while Armenia has successfully implemented all of GRECO’s recommendations related to criminalisation of corruption offences, and on transparency of political funding, none of GRECO recommendations related to preventing corruption among members of parliament were implemented by the end of 2016. […]


Armenian National Platform of the Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum expresses its deep concern over the criminal cases- already completed or still in the phase of investigation- related to the facts of corruption and fraud within the EU-funded projects. We welcome the steps taken by the EU Delegation to Armenia, aimed at detecting crimes and […]

Country Reports on “Human Rights Practices for 2016 Armenia”

Armenia’s constitution provides for a republic with an elected head of state and a unicameral legislature, the National Assembly. According to a constitutional referendum conducted in December 2015, the country is expected to transition gradually to a parliamentary republic by the end of the existing presidential term in 2018. The Republican Party of Armenia (RPA) […]