On May 25, 2016, L. Abgaryan, judge at Lori marz (region) General Jurisdiction Court, ruled to detain citizen S. B. for a month.
Helsinki Citizens’ Assembly Vanadzor Office
The probability that the war can break out again is on the agenda as long as the causes underlying the war are not eliminated
“The fact that nowadays we have no casualties and the hostilities are largely ceased is in itself a positive step. Nevertheless, the causes underlying this four-day war have not been eliminated yet. Moreover, I see no steps towards elimination of such causes to conclude that this ceasefire is not a temporary one.”
We write to you regarding the ECOSOC Committee on NGOs (the Committee), which recommends approval of consultative status for non-governmental organisations, enabling access to and participation in a range of UN bodies and processes. ECOSOC Resolution 1996/31—which provides the mandate for the work of the Committee— acknowledges ‘the breadth of non-governmental organisations’ expertise and the capacity of non-governmental organisations to support the work of the United Nations.’
Another court hearing scheduled on the case of physician charged with the death of young Karine Hovhannisyan and Erik Amirkhanyan
On May 25, 2016, the General Jurisdiction Court of Armavir marz (region) held the next-in-turn court hearing on the case of physician Anahit Petrosyan charged with the death of young Karine Hovhannisyan and Erik Amirkhanyan.
RA Defense Ministry states officially that there are no Azerbaijani captives and corpses in the Republic of Armenia and Nagorno-Karabakh Republic
Helsinki Citizens’ Assembly Vanadzor Office carries on collecting data about the missing persons, prisoners of war and those who perished during the hostilities of April 2016 as well as the causes and circumstances of their death and missing.
HCA Vanadzor applied to the Court of Appeals requiring to receive information on persons awarded weapons by RA President
By its judgment of April 20, 2016, the RA Administrative Court rejected the claim of Helsinki Citizens’ Assembly Vanadzor against Vigen Sargsyan, Head of Staff of the RA President, by which HCA Vanadzor required to compel V. Sargsyan to provide the complete information requested by the Organization’s inquiry of June 29, 2015 and particularly information on how many persons were awarded weapons by RA President in 1992-1998 and the data (names and surnames) of the persons awarded weapons by the RA President within 1992-2015.
As reported before, to protect the violated rights of R. G. who suffered illegal actions of law-enforcement agencies, on April 12, 2016 HCA Vanadzor applied to the RA Prosecutor General’s Office to stop the inaction of the RA Special Investigation Service and compel it to make a decision under Article 181 of the RA Criminal Procedure Code.
HCA Vanadzor requires carrying out investigation into the incident with the officer of the public prosecutor’s office of Tavush marz (region) involved
Helsinki Citizens’ Assembly Vanadzor received a letter from a user nicknamed ‘Ankax Lragrox’, which reads as follows:
“Hi, to invite the attention of our society to the inappropriate conduct of another official of the state administration of Armenia and finally to counter the pompous statements of our officials in charge of the regulation of the behavior of officials engaged in public administration, I impart to you as a force covering objective news and fighting for justice and against corruption the information below hoping that it will be covered in a fair and objective way and the officials responsible will finally “take measures.
Preliminary investigation into the case of Serob Gevorgyan, convict deceased at Nubarashen penitentiary, is in progress
Helsinki Citizens’ Assembly Vanadzor took on the protection of the rights of the successors of convict Serob Gevorgyan who died on April 27, 2015.
The section on Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman, or Degrading Treatment or Punishment of the Report addresses the case of Ani Boshyan who suffered torture by RA Police officers and whose rights are protected by HCA Vanadzor.
The Report sums up the findings of the public opinion survey carried out in August 2015.
The RA law enforcement agencies arbitrariness index and the RA Police public trust index revealed the public attitude to the law enforcement activities.
Following an invitation from the Government of the Republic of Armenia to observe the 6 December Constitutional Referendum, the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (OSCE/ODIHR) on 26 November deployed a Referendum Expert Team (RET) to observe the Constitutional Referendum. The OSCE/ODIHR RET focused on the legal framework, referendum administration, and the campaign and media. The OSCE/ODIHR RET did not assess the content of the constitutional amendments or observe proceedings on referendum day in a systematic manner.
Goal: to promote development of anti-discrimination culture in the RA. The Project aims to assist in developing anti-discrimination approaches among the RA police officers.
Goal: support for execution of the Organization’s strategy.
To defend human rights and provide support to human rights defenders at risk in Russia, Georgia, Armenia and Ukraine
Goal: to defend human rights and provide support to human rights defenders at risk.
Goal: to develop the professional capacities of young lawyers in providing legal advice and legal representation on human rights violation.
Monitoring RA Special Investigation Service Activities for Investigating Ill-Treatment/Torture Cases
Goal: to develop control mechanisms to monitor the Special Investigation Service activities as a guarantee for effective investigation into ill-treatment/torture cases.