Decades of mistrust and ignorance are slowly being broken down by a small group of Turkish and Armenian teachers who are organizing exchange events in Turkey.
Armenian National Platform of European Union Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum is gravely concerned about the critical situation of Yazidi population and other religious minorities in Shangal Region of northern Iraq.
The European Court of Human Rights commenced examining the complaint of residents of Teghut and Shnogh villages against the Republic of Armenia
The European Court of Human Rights posed questions to the RA Government on 9 cases under examination following the complaints of March 18, 2014 of Rusayel, Zhenik, Shaghak and V. Mashinyans; L. Ramazyan; L. Alikhanyan, R. Meliksetyan, A. Alikhanyan and other residents of Teghut and Shnogh villages.
Round table/Training on Right to Health, International Standards and Their Application at National Level held
On July 31, 2014, the Helsinki Citizens ‘Assembly Vanadzor, jointly with the Bar Association, held a round table/training on revealing potential developments of the remedies for the right to health in the Republic of Armenia.
Statement by HCA Vanadzor: Peace Conference for Prevention of Escalation of the Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict
The rates of ceasefire violation, border subversive acts and the resulting death toll in the conflict zone for the period of January-July 2014 doubled as compared to the rates for the relevant period of 2013.
On July 24, 2014, the RA Administrative Court of Appeals presided by the judge A. Arakelyan examined the appeal of the Ministry of Defense on decree of the RA Administrative Court of April 9, 2014 on the claim by the HCA Vanadzor to provide information. Note that the RA Administrative Court upheld the claim of the HCA Vanadzor and obliged the Ministry of Defense to provide the information inquired by the NGO, namely the names of the suppliers of food, clothing, fuel and stationery to the RA Ministry of Defense and the types of such food, clothing, fuel and stationery.
During the Soviet era, Communist authorities occasionally had dissidents committed to psychiatric hospitals as a way of keeping them quiet. Times have changed, but rights activists in Armenia say psychiatric hospitals are still occasionally being used and abused, especially as a means of settling financial and other disputes among friends and relatives.
On July 23, 2014, the first instance court of general jurisdiction of Kentron and Nork-Marash administrative districts of Yerevan, RA, presided by the judge, M. Martirosyan, continued the proceedings on the case of Shant Harutyunyan and others detained on November 5, 2013. At the hearing, the court questioned another 3 police officers considered as the aggrieved party.
Helsinki Citizens´ Assembly – Vanadzor in cooperation with the Lawyers Collective is organizing a Round–table training in order to identify opportunities for development of the protection of the right to health in Armenia.
Today, the Court of Appeals dismissed the complaint of residents of Ejmiadzin city, spouses Ashot Khudoyan and Heghine Makaryan and of the Helsinki Citizens’ Assembly Vanadzor on the Special Investigation Service decree dismissing criminal proceedings against the police officers. Hence, the Court of Appeals upheld the ruling of the Court of First Instance with no justification provided yet.
We welcome the progress of the states engaged in the Eastern Partnership Programme along with Armenia. We are convinced that this step is a sign of sovereign will, which will bring about significant and landmark political and civilizational change, and will become a guarantee of security and stability in the significant part of the post-soviet landscape.