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.
While 24 years have passed after the end of the war, around 1200 families still live in those buildings. The buildings are in poor condition: damp walls, broken windows, dark and cold corridors, dripping ceilings. Despite these harsh conditions, people continue to live and hope that one day everything will be fine.
A number of former civil servants wrote to HCA Vanadzor on the recent staff reduction at the RA Control Chamber. According to their letter, the staff reduction at the Control Chamber was done in violation of provisions of the law. Particularly, the staff reduction violated the provision of Article 29 of the RA Law on Civil Service, according to which: “In case of staff reduction, the preferential right to continue work activity shall be given to pregnant civil servants or civil servants with a child under 3 or civil servants drafted into conscript military service and in case of equality of this condition to the civil servant with a higher rank in civil service and in the case of equality of this condition to the civil servant with the greatest length of service in civil service”.
‘Independent Observer’ Alliance presented observation results of RA NA elections of April 2, 2017 and Yerevan City Council elections of May 14, 2017June 16, 2017
At its presentation held in Yerevan on June 13, 2017, the ‘Independent Observer’ Public Alliance presented the working versions of the reports prepared as a result of observing the RA NA elections of April 2, 2017 and Yerevan City Council (Council of Elders) elections of May 14, 2017.
Today, Abkhazian is spoken mostly in rural areas; only half of the Abkhazian families settled in urban areas speak Abkhazian, many of them prefer taking their children to Russian schools and kindergartens. They justify it by saying that “The Russian influence is too big” and add: “The Abkhazian alphabet does not even fully reflect the structure of the language, most Abkhazians have difficulties pronouncing some sounds.” They realize that the language is lost but insist that this is caused by the historic circumstances, constant wars and unstable political situation.
On June 13, 2017 the General Jurisdiction Court of Kentron and Nork-Marash administrative districts of Yerevan city ruled on the complaint filed under ‘Mataghis’ case back on January 8, 2006.
The Court first heard complainant A. Zalyan’s opinion on the materials submitted to the Court by the representative of the RA Prosecutor General’s Office at the previous hearing. Such materials concerned the investigative actions carried out back in 2007.
After Cassation Court reversed the judicial act, the complaint under ‘Mataghis’ case is again in first instance courtJune 10, 2017
Today, on June 9, 2017 the General Jurisdiction Court of Kentron and Nork-Marash administrative districts of Yerevan city started examination of the complaint filed on January 8, 2006 under ‘Mataghis’ case.
Successor of Lia Misakyan who died at ‘Arabkir’ Medical Center in 2013 demands material and moral damage compensation from doctorsJune 10, 2017
On June 8, 2017 the General Jurisdiction Court of Kentron and Nork-Marash administrative districts started examination of the claim for material and moral damage compensation of G. Misakyan, successor to 2-year-and-3-month-old Lia Misakyan who died at ‘Arabkir’ Medical Center on January 2, 2013.
By their claim, G. Misakyan and his representatives, Arayik Zalyan and Ani Chatinyan, lawyers at HCA Vanadzor, demand seizing from ‘Arabkir’ Joint Medical Center – Institute of Child and Adolescent Health LLC and L. Vardanyan and Z. Ayvazyan, doctors at ‘Arabkir’ Medical Center, 15,000.000 AMD for moral damage and 1,690.000 AMD as material damage.
The RA Administrative Court accepted HCA Vanadzor’s claim against the RA Central Electoral Commission. By its claim, the Organization required to compel the RA CEC to provide a proper response to its application-suggestion of March 30, 2017.
Contradiction in the testimonies of the victim under the case of the serviceman who committed suicide: preliminary testimonies were disclosedJune 10, 2017
On June 8, 2017 the RA General Jurisdiction Court of Syunik marz (region) carried on examination of the case of Gevorg Khachatryan who committed suicide at a military unit of the RA NSS border guard troops on November 28, 2015.
RA Cassation Court sent complaint under ‘Mataghis’ case for re-examination; court hearing to be held on June 9, 2017June 9, 2017
As we informed before, following the European Court of Human Rights judgment on ‘Mataghis’ case of March 19, 2016, on September 13, 2016 Arayik Zalyan applied to the RA Cassation Court to initiate proceedings based on new circumstances.