“Declaration on lessons learnt and challenges faced by the judiciary during and after the COVID19 pandemic”

To guide Member States, as regards the efficiency of justice and the functioning of the judiciary during COVID-19, the CEPEJ adopted the “Declaration on lessons learnt and challenges faced by the judiciary during and after the COVID19 pandemic”. “Declaration on lessons learnt and challenges faced by the judiciary during and after the COVID19 pandemic”

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

COVID-19 AND WOMEN’S HUMAN RIGHTS: GUIDANCE

WHAT IS THE IMPACT OF COVID-19 ON GENDER-BASED VIOLENCE? Stay-at-home restrictions and other measures restricting the movement of people contribute to an increase in gender- based violence, a finding confirmed by media reports,1 official statements2 and information received from OHCHR field presences and human rights defenders in many countries. Women and girls already in abusive situations are more […]

Statement of principles relating to the treatment of persons deprived of their liberty in the context of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic

The Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic has created extraordinary challenges for the authorities of all member States of the Council of Europe. There are specific and intense challenges for staff working in various places of deprivation of liberty, including police detention facilities, penitentiary institutions, immigration detention centres, psychiatric hospitals and social care homes, as well as […]

Civil Society Reports Ahead the Universal Periodic Monitoring

Within the scope of ​​​​​​​​​​the 35th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council, Armenian civil society elaborated reports on the human rights situation in Armenia ahead the  Universal Periodic Monitoring, Protection of Rights without Borders NGO also participated in the elaboration process of the Report. Part 1: Civil Society Ahead the Armenian Universal Periodic […]

Implementing the ECHR judgments: 10-year reform process brings clear results

Reforms to ensure the long-term effectiveness of the European Convention on Human Rights have clearly improved the implementation of judgments from the European Court in Strasbourg, according to the latest 2018 Annual Report from the Council of Europe’s Committee of Ministers. The report states that 2 073 leading cases, highlighting important structural problems, have been closed since […]

Research on the The impact of judicial and legal reforms programs on the independence of judiciary in Armenia

Hasmik Harutyunayn, the legal expert of the “Protection of Rights without Borders” NGO has conduct a study on the projects regarding judiciary and legal programs in the Republic of Armenia within the period of 1995-2018. The objective of the mentioned study is to summerize and present the outcomes of the judicial and legal reforms in […]

Annual report on the activities of the Prison Monitoring Group in 2017

The current report incorporates the findings of the monitorina carried out by the Group of Public Observers Conducting Public Monitoring in Penitentiary Institutions and Bodies of theRepublic of Armenia Ministry of Justice. The facts recorded in the penitentiary institutions in 2017 are presented and analyzed herein in the context of domestic legal regulations, international standards […]

Special report. the role of human rights lawyers during the revolution

Taking into account the events during the months of April-May of 2018 in Armenia, particularly “The Velvet Revolution” and the events preceding and succeeding the latter, “Human Rights House Yerevan” NGO presents the special report entitled “The Human Rights Advocates in Post Revolution Procedure”. The Report particularly relates to the student-activists, women human rights defenders […]