Human rights monitoring is a systematic study to collect, analyze, and verify information of certain aspects of social life focused on positive changes in the reality without any violence.
In the field of human rights defense, Helsinki Citizens’ Assembly-Vanadzor prioritizes human rights monitoring. As an outcome of conducted monitoring, the organization reveals problems existing in social reality and carries out activities directed at the resolution of the identified problems.
Starting from 2002 HCA – Vanadzor has been implemented a number of projects directed to the establishment of public supervision over the activities of the local self-governmental bodies through creation of mechanism, particularly monitoring the city council meetings and its decision, public attitude towards the work done by the local self-governmental bodies and etc.
HCA – Vanadzor implements the monitoring of a fair trial over the persons prosecuted in crimes connected with illegal distribution of drugs since 2007 in the courts of general jurisdiction allocated in Lori, Tavush and Shirak regions.
HCA – Vanadzor pays much attention to the monitoring of elections processes, particularly starting from 2002 observation mission have conducted for referendum, presidential elections, parliamentary elections, local self-governmental bodies elections.
Helsinki Citizens’ Assembly-Vanadzor puts special accent on the state of human rights protection in closed and semi-closed institutions including children’s home, homes for the elderly, neuropsychiatric medical institutions, detention facilities, police departments and divisions, armed forces.
The charge brought against Ukrainian citizen Bogdan Kaliusskyi has been changed, yet the criminal case has not been terminatedJune 25, 2018
Ukrainian citizen Bogdan Kaliusskyi, who was released on bail on May 24, 2018, is still being prosecuted by the RA law enforcement agencies.
In the framework of the project “Human Rights Training for Conscripts”, the trainings conducted by Helsinki Citizens’ Assembly-Vanadzor continued in Goris, Syunik Region and in Yeghegnadzor, Vayots Dzor Region on June 17 and 18, 2018.
David Shahverdyan, the doctor accused of causing the death of a new mother from Vanadzor, pleaded not guiltyJune 20, 2018
Yesterday, June 19, 2018, the examination of the case of Hripsime Nazlukhanyan, a new mother who died at Vanadzor Medical Center in October 2016, continued at the Court of General Jurisdiction of Lori Region.
Georgian psychologists conducted a training for representatives of Armenian media outlets: How to build up an interview with a victim, what to avoid and what to pay attention toJune 18, 2018
The participants maintain that such trainings are a necessity especially for journalists working with vulnerable groups, as it is highly important to adhere to the ethical norms and not to harm the person when covering those themes.
The RA Prosecutor General refrains from giving a legal assessment to the actions of the penitentiary institution officers with respect to the case of the Iranian detaineesJune 14, 2018
HCA Vanadzor applied to the RA Prosecutor General’s Office in connection with transferring the preliminary investigation of the criminal case initiated with respect to the Iranian detainees in Nubarashen Penitentiary Institution opening the doors of six cells of the penitentiary institution on April 25, 2018 to the RA Special Investigation Service.
The participants were mainly interested in the impartiality of choosing the place of performing military service by lot during the conscription and the corruption risks connected with it, the manifestations of unequal treatment when drawing lots, specific cases of deferment of compulsory military service, the structure of conscription, the issues relating to the structure of conscription committees as well as the amount of reimbursement for transportation costs given to servicemen in the case of basic leave being provided and other issues.
The project “Legal Clinic-2018” has commenced; the participants expect to become skilled in law and more competitive in the labor marketJune 12, 2018
On May 25, 2018 the theoretical stage of the HCA Vanadzor project “Legal Clinic-2018” commenced in Dilijan.
In the framework of the three-day theoretical training, the participants gained general knowledge of human rights and mechanisms of their protection and then consolidated their knowledge through practical work.
I still look forward to a judge of a first instance court, a court of appeal or a court of cassation on civil, administrative or criminal cases or a judge of a constitutional court apologizing publicly.
Today, on June 7, 2018, the RA Administrative Court rejected the claim of the RA Police against Mashtots Avenue protester G. Tonoyan and upheld in part the counterclaim filed by G. Tonoyan and her representative T. Siradeghyan, lawyer at HCA Vanadzor’s representative office in Yerevan.
French-Armenian public figure Alexandre Varbedian’s data have been removed from the “data bank of the aliens considered undesirable in the territory of the RA”June 4, 2018
Today, on June 4, 2018, HCA Vanadzor advocate Ani Chatinyan, the representative of French-Armenian public figure Alexandre Varbedian, was informed in a phone call from the RA National Security Service that Al. Varbedian’s data were removed from the “data bank of the aliens considered undesirable in the territory of the RA.”