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Armenia: Report Details Psychiatric Hospital Abuses

ArmeniaDuring 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.

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Round-table/Training Right to Health International standards and enforcement at the national level

logocoverHelsinki 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.

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Police officer “Oops, we goofed up and left one of the children in the street”

arm140552298281Today, 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.

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Statement By ”European Choice” Initiative

eu-flag 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.

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ЗАЯВЛЕНИЕ ИНИЦИАТИВНОЙ ГРУППЫ “ЕВРОПЕЙСКИЙ ВЫБОР”

Мы приветствуем этот прогрессивный шаг трех стран, участвующих вместе с Арменией в программе ЕС “Восточное партнерство”. Рассматриваем его как проявление воли к суверенитету, оцениваем как значимое, переломное событие, важный залог безопасности и стабильности для существенной части постсоветского пространства.

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Заявление Армянского Комитета солидарности с Майданом. “27-ое июня – событие исторического масштаба”

verybig Заявление Армянского Комитета солидарности с Майданом в связи с подписанием Украиной Соглашения об Ассоциации с Европейским Союзом: «Сегодня 27-го июня произошло событие исторического масштаба на пути становления украинской государственности. После долгих лет борьбы за Свободу и ценой жизни лучших сыновей и дочерей украинского народа, на фоне продолжающейся агрессии и враждебных действий путинского режима Ваша страна преодолела один из важнейших этапов становления независимой государственности: в Брюсселе Украина, вместе с Грузией и Молдовой, подписала Соглашение об Ассоциации с Европейским Союзом, сделав важный шаг в реализации цивилизационного выбора ее народа – интеграции в единую семью свободных европейских наций. 

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Ukrainian authorities should refer situation on the internationally recognised territory of Ukraine to the International Criminal Court (ICC) until the state becomes a member of the ICC by acceding to the Rome Statute

hrhn-logo Ukrainian authorities should refer situation on the internationally recognised territory of Ukraine to the International Criminal Court (ICC) until the state becomes a member of the ICC by acceding to the Rome Statute

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Евразийская интеграция: Ереван берет тайм-аут?

0,,15928133_303,00На встречах в Ереване министра иностранных дел России Сергея Лаврова с его армянским коллегой Эдвардом Налбандяном и президентом Армении Сержем Саргсяном обсуждались, как было сказано на итоговой пресс-конференции в понедельник, 23 июня, важные вопросы двусторонней повестки. Речь шла об экономическом и военно-техническом сотрудничестве.

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International Peace Event, Sarajevo

20140605_BKCThe opening ceremony of the International Peace Event on June 6, 2014 in Sarajevo took place. Over 2500 participants from 32 countries were present at the international Peace Event.

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NHC and local partners react to pressure and threats to human rights activists in Armenia

Bjorn_Gyumri_webOver the last months, Armenian human rights activists have been increasingly subject to pressure and intimidation, and in many cases media is used actively to spread intolerance towards activists and the vulnerable groups they protect, in particular topics of LGBTI and gender. The NHC has responded to this development by joining local partners in an alternative report to the UPR on Armenia and an open statement addressing these issues.

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Republic of Armenia on the threshold of the UN Universal Periodic Review

Untitled-3On June 15, 2014, the Helsinki Citizens’ Assembly and the Norwegian Helsinki Committee submitted a joint report on the human rights situation in the RA in the past 4.5 years to the United Nations (UN) Universal Periodic Review (UPR) Working Group.

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Restrictions on Access to Cassation Court under the Recent Procedural Rules

20017On November 29, 2013, the amended draft Criminal Procedure Code was submitted to the National Assembly or the RA. One of the provisions in the draft stipulates that non-lawyer private participants can file an appeal before the court of cassation only via an advocate.

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