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Meeting Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights at HCA Vanadzor

HCA_8997 - CopyOn October 8, 2014, the representatives of the NGOs in the Lori Region gathered at the HCA Vanadzor to meet the Council of Europe Human Rights Commissioner Nils Muižnieks.

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Armenia should address gender inequality and enhance the independence of the judiciary

article“Much remains to be done in Armenia towards ensuring the equal protection of human rights of women and men”, said the Commissioner for Human Rights, Nils Muižnieks, at the end of a 5-day visit to Armenia.

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2014 OSCE Human Dimension Implementation Meeting, Working Session 5, Wednesday 24 September 2014: Rule of Law 2 Unfair trials used to clamp down on dissent in countries of the former Soviet space

logo_web_6In this statement we want to draw your attention to the issue of unfair trials in countries of the former Soviet Union.

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Monitoring at RA Military Hospitals

25.1_2Highlighting the protection of human rights in the armed forces as well as establishing and improving the civilian control over the armed forces, in 2014 the HCA Vanadzor initiated monitoring at the RA military hospitals.

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EU EaP CSF ARMENIAN NATIONAL PLATFORM POSITION On the Decision of the RA Authorities to Join the Customs /Eurasian Economic Union

eastern_partnership_civil_society_forumIt has been a year since the RA President Serzh Sargsyan announced about Armenia’s intention to join the Customs Union and participate in the formation of the Eurasian Economic Union (EaEU), which in practice meant failure of the initialed Association Agreement with the EU- a plan that was developed in four-year-long intensive and productive negotiations between the RA and EU.

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Situation of Human Rights Defenders in Armenia in 2013 Report Presentation Held

HCA_7463September 25, 2014 was marked by the presentation of the Report on the Situation of Human Rights Defenders in Armenia in 2013, in Congress Hotel.

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EaP ANP STATEMENT On the incidents along the borderline territories of Armenia, Azerbaijan and Mountainous Karabakh in July-August, 2014

eastern_partnership_civil_society_forumThe Armenian National Platform of Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum expresses its deep concern with the recent escalation of armed conflict along the borderline of Armenia, Azerbaijan and Mountainous Karabakh in July-August, 2014, which were accompanied with negligence of Humanitarian Law and constitute a serious threat to security and stability throughout the region.

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Press Release about the disclosure of K. Petrosyan´s death

Karen-Petrosyan1On 15 September 2014 Ms. Larisa Alaverdyan, Mr. Avetik Ishkhanyan, Mr. Artur Sakunts, the representatives of human rights NGOs, have submitted a letter to the European Committee on Prevention of Torture (Council of Europe), to the Committee against Torture (UN), as well as to the Subcommittee on Prevention of Torture (UN) in respect of the fact that Karen Petorsyan (inhabitant of Chinar village, Tavush region, Republic of Armenia) mistakenly appeared on the territory of Azerbaijan and consequently has been tortured and subjected to the inhuman treatment by the military personnel of Azerbaijani Armed forces.

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В Тбилиси прошла региональная конференция под эгидой ОБСЕ

Региональная конференция под эгидой ОБСЕ в рамках председательства Швейцарии в этой организации прошла 4-5 сентября в Тбилиси. По информации организаторов конференции, на открытии конференции в гостинице «Шератон Метехи Палас» присутствовал и посол Швейцарии в Грузии Гюнтер Бехлер.

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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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