On February 27, 2013 a public discussion on the draft of the National Strategy on Human Rights Protection action plan was held at the RA Ministry of Justice. The discussion was attended by representatives of local and international NGOs.
Human Rights Organization NGO, Helsinki Citizens’ Assembly – Vanadzor, Citizens of Taron IV, Jane Britt Greenwood, AIA Fulbright Scholar, Yerevan State University of Architecture and Construction, and Kathleen Lestina, US Peace Corps Volunteer in Community Business Development are working as a collective team to have a Human Rights Park built in the disadvantaged community of Taron IV.
Helsinki Citizens’ Assembly-Vanadzor, being a human rights organization, is vigorously enrolled in activities in the field of human rights protection.
“Punisher will be the country’s president”: whether the candidates complied with Serzh Sargsyan’s warnings not to go beyond the boundaries25/04/2017
Still before the parliamentary elections “Zhoghovurd” Daily informed that Serzh Sargsyan had warned the candidates of parties on the national rating lists not to go beyond the bounds by trying to steal the votes of their team member. Ex-chairman of the RA SRC Hovhannes Hovsepyan was appointed to oversee that process. The latter was to oversee their candidates on the rating list to have a clear insight after the elections as to who was able to provide a certain amount of votes for the party.
The leadership of the 102nd Russian military base has again violated the Armenian-Russian interstate agreement because it did not immediately inform the Armenian law enforcement agencies about the disappearance of the serviceman from the military base, the human rights activist Arthur Sakunts told Lragir.am.
The UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities presented its Concluding Observations on Armenia’s Report on implementing the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.
Court accepted the right of observation mission to challenge in administrative court violation of its observer’s rights21/04/2017
As reported before, HCA Vanadzor and its observer challenge the lawfulness of the actions of district election commission №14 at the RA NA elections of April 2, 2017. Note that upon noticing cases when the same person assisted for 3 times persons unable to vote independently at polling station №14/10 in Armavir marz (region), O.A., who conducted observation mission within ‘Independent Observer’ Alliance, suggested that the commission chairperson recorded the fraud in the register but was denied. A relevant complaint was also rejected by the district election commission №14 insisting that the fraud was recorded.
On April 19, 2017 the RA Administrative Court announced its judgment after examining the claim against Yerevan Municipality of Armine Tangiyan and her representative Tatevik Siradeghyan, lawyer at Yerevan Office of HCA Vanadzor.
The graduates of the fourth ‘Vanadzor Legal Clinic’ Project launched in 2016 by Helsinki Citizens’ Assembly-Vanadzor with the financial support of the Norwegian Helsinki Committee received graduation certificates.
HCA Vanadzor and organization’s observer challenge in a court of law the legitimacy of the election commission’s actions15/04/2017
During the observation mission carried out by the ‘Independent Observer’ Public Alliance on RA NA election day of April 2, 2017, an observer of Helsinki Citizens’ Assembly-Vanadzor at polling station №14/10 in Armavir marz (region) noticed, among other frauds, some cases when the same person assisted for 3 times persons unable to vote independently and then suggested recording that fraud in the polling station election commission’s register. The chairperson of the commission rejected the request without any grounds.
Helsinki Citizens’ Assembly-Vanadzor filed a crime report with the RA Prosecutor General’s Office regarding RA Prime Minister Karen Karapetyan’s widely-discussed statement on the failure in the military technical equipment due to low-quality oil products.
Today, HCA Vanadzor lawyer Arayik Zalyan, defense counsel of Hrachya Boyajyan who took part in Sari Tagh district protest, visited his client detained at ‘Nubarashen’ penitentiary facilities. The latter was on hunger strike for already 10 days and was kept on ground floor of the penitentiary facilities. The Group of Public Observers Monitoring RA MoJ Penitentiary Facilities and Institutions voiced repeatedly the poor conditions of the cells on that floor.
Civil Society Demands an Investigation into the Fact of Organized and Mass Abuse of Administrative Resources. Statement13/04/2017
On 24 March 2017, the Union of Informed Citizens NGO (“UIC”) exposed outrageous abuse of public and administrative resources for the benefit of the Republican Party of Armenia (“RPA”) during the Republic of Armenia National Assembly election campaign by staff of a number of community and district municipalities and regional government offices of the Republic of Armenia, in abuse of … Continue reading