A Discussion on “Fight against Criminal Sub-Cultures: What is Going on in PIs”

Hasmik Harutyunyan, the legal expert of the Protection of Rights without Borders NGO, the President of the Group of Public Monitors Implementing Supervision over the Criminal-Executive Institutions and Bodies of the Ministry of Justice of RA (herein as the Monitoring Group) participated in the discussion on the topic “Fight against Criminal Sub-Cultures: What is Going […]

Access to healthcare and social distance during COVID pandemic cannot stop at the prison gate

The article of Maïté De Rue, policy officer of the Open Society Justice Initiative and former 1st-Vice president of theEuropean Committee for the prevention of torture, on “Access to healthcare and social distance during COVID pandemic cannot stop at the prison gate”  Access to healthcare and social distance during COVID pandemic cannot stop at the prison gate

The Administrative Court Satisfied the Complaint and Recognized the Activities of the Penitentiary Institution Official Illegal

On September 19 of 2019, the RA Administrative Court made a decision to satisfy the complaints number VD/0434/05/19 and VD/1203/05/19 submitted by Hasmik Harutyunyan, the legal expert of the Protection of Rights without Borders NGO. The Administrative Court recognized the activities of high-level officials of “Yerevan-Kentron” and “Nubarashen” penitentiary institutions respectively illegal. Particularly, it was […]

Hasmik Harutyunyan was Reelected as the President of Public Monitors Implementing Supervision over the Criminal-Executive Institutions and Bodies of the Ministry of Justice of RA

The working meeting of the Group of Public Monitors Implementing Supervision over the Criminal-Executive Institutions and Bodies of the Ministry of Justice of RA was held on September 21 of 2019. The issue of the election of the President of the Monitoring Group was the key issue of the agenda. In the outcomes of the […]

The Death of Mher Eghiazaryan in Prison “Should be a Ground for the Ministry of Justice”

Hasmik Harutyunyan, the President of the Group of Public Monitors Implementing Supervision over the Penitentiary Institutions and Bodies of the Ministry of Justice of RA, emphasized the following questions during the interview to Liberty radio station. “Whether the health condition of a prisoner was enough to keep the latter in the penitentiary institution. The most […]

The Danger is not Permanent Characteristic for the Person who committed a Crime

It was confirmed by the European Court of Human Rights, that the danger is not a permanent characteristics for the person who committed a crime. That is why, while discussing the issue of danger of a person, it should be checked whether the factor of danger during the committing of the crime is continuous or […]

The Prison Monitoring group had e meeting with the Minister of Justice Artak Zeynalyan

The representatives of the Public Oversight Group Conducting Oversight over the Penitentiary Institutions and Bodies under the RA Ministry of Justice had a meeting with the RA Minister of Justice Artak Zeynalyan on August 29 of 2018. Hasmik Harutyunyan, the President of the Public Oversight Group, group members Hayk Tadevosyan, Robert Revazyan, Ara Gharagyozyan, Nare […]

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 […]

“The Obstacles facing the monitoring group and current problems relating to violation of human rights in penitentiary institutions”

After the velvet revolution the ministry of justice sticks to the same position and keeps hindering the group’s activity the same way”, stated Nare Hovhannisyan, member of the public monitoring group in conducting public control in RA ministry of justice at 2018 July 25 Media Center discussion.  Nare Hovhannisyan, member of the public monitoring group of […]

Hasmik Harutyunyan was Elected as the President of the Public Oversight Group Conducting Oversight in the RA Penitentiary Institutions under the RA Ministry of Justice

During the sitting of the Public Oversight Group Conducting Oversight in the RA Penitentiary Institutions under the RA Ministry of Justice, the election of a new president of the Group was held. Hasmik Harutyunyan, the legal expert of the Protection of Rights without Borders NGO was elected as the president of the Public Monitoring Group. […]