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“Missing Persons”-Commemoration Event

HCA_5952In remembrance of the International Day of Missing Persons on August 30th, we kindly invite you to the Missing Persons Commemoration Event, which takes place the following week, on September 6, 2014. The event seeks to collectively commemorate every person who went missing during a war or armed conflict as well as every single one of their relatives or loved ones who are just as affected by this situation.

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Azerbaijan: Freedom to Rasul Jafarov!/ Платформа “Гражданская Солидарность”: Азербайджан: свободу Расулу Джафарову!

rasul2 August 2014 Rasul Jafarov was detained pending trial for three months. The human rights defender is charged with three articles of the Criminal code of Azerbaijan: tax evasion (art. 192), illegal entrepreneurship (art. 213) and abuse of office (art. 308). Before the arrest Rasul Jafarov was banned from leaving the country; the Public Prosecutor’s office limited his access to his bank accounts and cards. Besides, Rasul was interrogated as a witness on a case against several local and international NGOs; his flat was searched and documents related to activities of his organization were confiscated.

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The Judicial Acts Compulsory Enforcement Service of the Ministry of Justice of the RA made another illegal decision

5-22The very name and mission of justice agencies suggest that they should both protect the Armenian citizens and their rights and legal interests, and keep within the law to make completely independent and impartial decisions.

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Genocide Issue Discussed in Istanbul

dsc_1121-jpg20140821134123 A large group of school teachers from Armenia and Turkey currently attend the meeting initiated jointly by HCA Turkish Committee and HCA Vanadzor to discuss the issues related to Armenian massacres in Turkey, as well as to get to know each other and find ways to communicate to Turkish schoolchildren accurate information on the Armenian Genocide and points of contact within the GamatsGamats/Yavaş Yavaş (En. “Little by Little”) Project.

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‘Life is too short for hatred’

dsc_1121-jpg20140821134123Decades 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.

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Statement of Armenian National Platform of EU EaP CSF on the Critical Situation in Northern Iraq

arm139272599281Armenian 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.

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Statement of Armenian National Platform of EU EaP CSF on the Critical Situation in Northern Iraq

eastern_partnership_civil_society_forumArmenian 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.

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The European Court of Human Rights commenced examining the complaint of residents of Teghut and Shnogh villages against the Republic of Armenia

big_818f8346c76d58bf94d92b6102324198The 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.

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Round table/Training on Right to Health, International Standards and Their Application at National Level held

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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.

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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.

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RA Court of Appeals examined the complaint of the RA Ministry of Defense

datOn 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.

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The Ministry of Defense continues calling up young people with health problems

PNThroughout its working activities, the HCA Vanadzor has frequently published references and statements to inform the public at large about the call-up of young people with health problems.

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