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.
If Arkadi Kochinyan is killed or commits a suicide or self-injury or if any such attempts are committed, the full responsibility will be borne by the RA Ministry of Justice, RA MoJ Penitentiary Department and administration of ‘Nubarashen’ penitentiary facilities.
EaP CSF Armenian National Platform Statement On the current state of the local self-government system of the Republic of Armenia and the ongoing reformsOctober 15, 2017
As a result periodic analyses are made and are presented to the RA relevant authorities, as well as are publicized through the media. One of these analyses was presented on September 11, 2017 at the conference of the EaP CSF Armenian National Platform on “Civil society engagement in the administrative-territorial reforms in Armenia”.
Information on the course of preliminary investigation into criminal proceedings initiated on interfering with ‘Lori’ TV editor-in-chief Narine Avetisyan’s professional journalistic activitiesOctober 11, 2017
Within the preliminary investigation into the criminal case, the investigating body decided to assign a forensic medical examination and a forensic computer and technical expert examination.
At the end of the visit Mr. Dainius Pūras shared his preliminary observations on the healthcare system in RA. He stated that there are good opportunities to achieve the progressive realization of the right to health in Armenia but public authorities should step up efforts to address structural and systemic challenges, both in law and practice, in order to fulfill its obligations under international law to promote and protect human rights.
Questioned police officer insists that he personally demanded that protestor V. Petrosyan left the traffic section of the streetOctober 10, 2017
On October 6, 2017 the RA Administrative Court questioned the police officers involved as witnesses in protestor Vahram Petrosyan’s case.
Persons with mental health problems are “imprisoned” at psychiatric hospitals and care facilities and lose their opportunity of self-realization and their own self. This is caused by both the current stigma and stereotypes, and the lack of necessary psychosocial support services and insufficient legislative regulations.
As a result of cooperation with Germany-based European Intercultural Forum and Georgia-based Academy for Peace and Development, a next-in-time peace-building training was organized within ‘Training Laboratory: Designing Learning for Peace’ program and is currently in progress. The program started in August 2017 and will be carried out by March 2018.
ocal media and the Helsinki Citizens Assembly (HCA) Vanadzor human rights network reported that Tigran Nazaryan, the head of the Shinplus construction company, and some of his colleagues, assaulted Narine Avetisyan, throwing her to the ground and seizing the mobile phone she was using to film the work. Reports say the mobile phone was later found with the video images of the asphalting work deleted.
No criminal proceedings initiated on human rights defender Marina Poghosyan’s case: HCAV filed a complaint to the Prosecutor’s OfficeOctober 6, 2017
No criminal proceedings were initiated based on HCA Vanadzor’s report on illegal investigation and search actions against human rights defender Marina Poghosyan.