Project goal: Training of 70 LTOs/coordinators and 26 lawyers in observing and identifying electoral violations during the campaign period of 2017 Parliamentary Elections.
Receiving a clear picture of the campaign period of parliamentary elections 2017 through long-term observation conducted in all regions and electoral districts of Armenia.
Result: A report on implementation of IEOM recommendations was developed
The report was presented and disseminated among stakeholders
Project goal: Project goal:
To study recommendations and observations made by international election missions since 2003, including OSCE/ODIHR, PACE, EP, and others,
To analyze their role in electoral reforms and the impact of those changes on future elections.
To contribute to increase of effectiveness of international observation missions.
‘Capacity Building of Local Observation Missions’ Component of ‘Long-term Electoral Assistance to the Election Related Stakeholders of Armenia’ ProjectJanuary 23, 2017
Project goal: Hold observation capacity-building trainings in cooperation with partner organizations in the Project target marzes (regions) and Yerevan.
Create a database of trained observers and involve them in the observation of the council of elders elections in Vanadzor and Gyumri on October 2, 2016.
Goal: Assess the physical education needs of various population groups and particularly of representatives of the both sexes to find out how well the sport schools budgeting policy meets those needs.
Goal: study the recommendations and observations of the international observation missions at the elections starting from 2003 and particularly those of OSCE/ODIHR, PACE, CoE, Venice Commission and other institutions by analyzing their role in electoral reforms and the impact of those changes on the results of subsequent elections.
Goal: to promote trust-building between the two societies and enhance the Armenian-Turkish reconciliation process on the educational level.
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: 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 CasesJanuary 8, 2016
Goal: to develop control mechanisms to monitor the Special Investigation Service activities as a guarantee for effective investigation into ill-treatment/torture cases.
Власти пытаются лишить фигурантов как дела Сефиляна, так и обоих дел “Сасна Црер” эффективной защиты, чтобы полностью контролировать ход резонансных процессов, считает глава Ванадзорского офиса Хельсинкской гражданской ассамблеи Артур Сакунц.
We, the undersigned members of the Civic Solidarity Platform (CSP) – a network of human rights NGOs from Europe, the former Soviet Union and North America – are seriously concerned that independent defense lawyers working on high-profile cases in Armenia have been subjected to harassment and obstruction by state agents in the performance of their professional duties. We call on the authorities of the country to put an end to this worrying pattern and ensure that all lawyers can carry out their work without hindrance.
By its letters of June 16 and July 12, 2017, the European Court of Human Rights stated that the ECtHR received the complaints of ‘Sari Tagh’ district protesters Gagik Mikayelyan and Hovhannes Ghazaryan.
“If you go on filing applications and complaining, you’ll face bad consequences.” Convict alerts of threats and the Penitentiary Department denies themAugust 2, 2017
On June 21, 2017 HCA Vanadzor got a call from Armen Shamiryan, convict at ‘Armavir’ penitentiary facilities, who said that the administration of the penitentiary facilities threatened him through their 11 staff members. “I quote the Head’s words: “If you go on filing applications and complaining, you’ll face bad consequences”, he said on phone.
Medical and Social Expert Examination Agency granted the complaint of the woman not granted disability degree in the 8th yearAugust 2, 2017
Zh. Ch.’s health problems are caused by arterial pressure fluctuations. She is under constant medical surveillance. This is evidenced by the epicrises given by medical facilities. While in the recent 8 years, there were no positive changes in the woman’s health, the members of the medical and social re-examination commission did not pay any attention to it and arbitrarily decided not to grant her any disability degree.
In the former, the representative of ‘Arabkir’ Medical Center stated that the damage was not caused by the fault of the Medical Center; it was not considered a public institution and should not provide any compensation in the sense of the RA Civil Code. Also, the Medical Center’s representative does not consider reasonable the amount of the moral damages and asks the Court to reject the claim.
Judicial sanctions are also applied against attorneys if they refuse to be inspected before entering the courtroom or leave it without the judge’s permission. First, the attorneys refusing inspection are not allowed to enter the courtroom and refusing inspection is qualified as disobeying a legal order of a bailiff; on this basis, an application is submitted to the Chamber of Advocates to impose disciplinary liability on the attorney.
Today, on July 28, 2017 the RA Administrative Court, presided by judge K. Baghdasaryan, announced its judgment after examination of conscript Hovhannes Mosyan’s claim against the RA Central Medical Commission’s decision.
Witnesses questioned on the case of causing serviceman to commit suicide insist that they were guided by the investigatorJuly 28, 2017
Witness A. Sargsyan said that after consulting a lawyer, he realized that he might change his testimonies provided during the preliminary investigation and decided to tell the truth during the confrontation. Upon the motion of the prosecution party, the Court disclosed the testimonies of the witness given during the preliminary investigation and then the parties asked questions on the contradictions.
On July 23, 2017, in the evening, the RA Ministry of Defense shared information stating that on July 23, 2017, at about 6:30 am, in the area near the RA MoD military unit № N, the body of junior sergeant, conscript soldier Vardan Melkonyan /father’s name: Artavazd/ who voluntarily left the unit, was found hung (born in 1998, Vanadzor Military Registration and Enrollment Office). To establish the circumstances of the case, investigation is in progress.