Announcement on the Preconditions of Organising Free and Fair Elections

Prior to the elections of the Council of the Elders of Yerevan City, we, the undersigned organizations reaffirm the importance of preconditions directed towards the insurance of organizing free and fair elections, about which it was announced back in April of 2018. According to the democratic criteria, in order to organize free and transparent elections,  […]

Report on the Human Rights Situation in Armenia during 2017: U.S. State Department

The U.S. State Department touched upon the current most important problems of the human rights situation in the Republic of Armenia, such as the torture, bad and inhuman prison condition, arbitrary detainments and arrests, lack of judicial independence, inability to ensure the right to fair trail, intervention to the professional activities of the journalists, use […]

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 […]

Armen Sargsyan will Assume the Position of the President of the Republic of Armenia with the Gross Violations of the Constitution

“Establishing certain census in the requirements for the political positions during the elections, including local self-government elections, as well as the requirement of citizenship means that the satisfaction of the requirement even in an informal way and having a document that will confirm that the person is a citizen of the given state, but in […]

Armenia at a Turning Point: What Role for the Parliament in the New Parliamentary Republic?

On 10 May 2017, the Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum (EaP CSF) in partnership with the European Endowment for Democracy (EED) organised the event “Landmark elections in Armenia: turning the tide or preserving the status quo?” The discussion brought together civil society experts and institutional partners that exchanged their opinions on the parliamentary elections in Armenia […]

RFE/RL Reporter Assaulted During Yerevan Vote

A correspondent for RFE/RL’s Armenian service ( covering Sunday’s municipal elections in Yerevan was assaulted by government loyalists after witnessing distribution of cash to voters outside a campaign office of the ruling Republican Party (HHK). The journalist, Sisak Gabrielian, saw a group of other citizens receiving money from another person shortly after they came out […]

Helsinki Association for Human Rights” NGO Announcement on Violations during Yerevan Avagani Elections

The Helsinki Association Defender NGO expresses its strong condemnation of violations taken place during the elections of Yerevan Avagani (Assembly of Aldermen) of May 17, 2017, particularly against Zaruhi Postanjyan, the NA Deputy,  a candidate for Yerevan Mayor, and her daughter Lilit Drampyan, as well as those taken place against journalists in polling stations and […]

Landmark elections in Armenia: turning the tide or preserving the status quo?

Landmark elections in Armenia: turning the tide or preserving the status quo? An important panel discussion took place at European Endowment For Democracy in Brussels. The Armenian civil society activists were introducing the results of the monitoring conducted on the parliamentary elections in Armenia on April 2. It should be mentioned that Haykuhi Harutyunyan, the […]

Ruling Party Rocked By Another Election Scandal

The ruling Republican Party of Armenia (HHK) has come under more fire following the publication of secretly recorded audio purportedly indicating that employees of one of its wealthy parliamentarians were told to campaign for his reelection or lose their jobs. The website posted on Thursday the recording of what it called a staff meeting […]

30 headmasters demand 2 million AMD each and apology from Daniel Ioannisyan

30 school and kindergarten headmasters have appealed to the Court of General Jurisdiction of Ajapnyak and Davtashen Administrative Districts against the “Union of Informed Citizens”. They demand that the organization apologizes and gives each of them 2 million AMD compensation for wounding their honor and dignity. Let us remind you that the organization publicized 114 […]