Goal: support for execution of the Organization’s strategy.
To defend human rights and provide support to human rights defenders at risk in Russia, Georgia, Armenia and UkraineJanuary 8, 2016
Goal: to defend human rights and provide support to human rights defenders at risk.
Raising Effectiveness of Protection of Citizens’ Rights in Relations with the PoliceRaising Effectiveness of Protection of Citizens’ Rights in Relations with the PoliceJanuary 26, 2015
Raising Effectiveness of Protection of Citizens’ Rights in Relations with the PoliceRaising Effectiveness of Protection of Citizens’ Rights in Relations with the Police
Project goal: Project goal:
To study recommendations and observations made by international election missions since 2003, including OSCE/ODIHR, PACE, EP, and others,
To analyze their role in electoral reforms and the impact of those changes on future elections.
To contribute to increase of effectiveness of international observation missions.
‘Capacity Building of Local Observation Missions’ Component of ‘Long-term Electoral Assistance to the Election Related Stakeholders of Armenia’ ProjectJanuary 23, 2017
Project goal: Hold observation capacity-building trainings in cooperation with partner organizations in the Project target marzes (regions) and Yerevan.
Create a database of trained observers and involve them in the observation of the council of elders elections in Vanadzor and Gyumri on October 2, 2016.
Goal: Assess the physical education needs of various population groups and particularly of representatives of the both sexes to find out how well the sport schools budgeting policy meets those needs.
Goal: study the recommendations and observations of the international observation missions at the elections starting from 2003 and particularly those of OSCE/ODIHR, PACE, CoE, Venice Commission and other institutions by analyzing their role in electoral reforms and the impact of those changes on the results of subsequent elections.
Goal: to promote trust-building between the two societies and enhance the Armenian-Turkish reconciliation process on the educational level.
Goal: to promote development of anti-discrimination culture in the RA. The Project aims to assist in developing anti-discrimination approaches among the RA police officers.
Goal: to develop the professional capacities of young lawyers in providing legal advice and legal representation on human rights violation.
Monitoring RA Special Investigation Service Activities for Investigating Ill-Treatment/Torture CasesJanuary 8, 2016
Goal: to develop control mechanisms to monitor the Special Investigation Service activities as a guarantee for effective investigation into ill-treatment/torture cases.
Goal: Contribute to strengthening the national human rights protection mechanisms, improving the civil oversight of the state agencies, disseminating human rights ideas and enhancing human rights and peace-building movement in the RA.
To contribute to the protection of human rights and the establishment of rule of law in South Caucasus.
The missing person’s mother’s right to pension will be restored: the court annulled the Defense Ministry’s decisionMay 22, 2017
On April 10, 2017, the RA Administrative Court, presided by judge K. Avetisyan, announced the judgment resulted from the examination of the claim of missing person’s mother Svetlana Sargsyan and her representative T. Siradeghyan, lawyer at Yerevan Office of HCA Vanadzor, against the RA Ministry of Defense.
Taking into account the discussions on the actions and inactivity of law-enforcement bodies and particularly the Police conditioned by the political processes of the recent days, which was accompanied by sharp criticism, insults and profanities, it find it necessary to mention the following:
Head of Helsinki Citizens’ Assembly Vanadzor, human rights agent Artur Sakunts is the interlocutor of Lragir.am.
Regarding the case of embezzlement of the European Union grant funds Lragir.am talked with head of Helsinki Citizens’ Assembly Vanadzor, human rights agent Artur Sakunts.
Court hearing again postponed to receive Anzor Karapetyan’s case materials from the Investigative CommitteeApril 28, 2017
Today, the General Jurisdiction Court of Armavir marz (region) was to hold a next-in-turn court hearing under the examination of the complaint of Ani Chatinyan, lawyer at HCA Vanadzor and representative of victim’s successor on annulling the decree of Armavir Marz (region) Investigative Department of the RA Investigative Committee of April 26, 2016 on discontinuing the criminal proceedings on the case and not prosecuting the other persons involved in the fight with Anzor Karapetyan.
“Punisher will be the country’s president”: whether the candidates complied with Serzh Sargsyan’s warnings not to go beyond the boundariesApril 25, 2017
Still before the parliamentary elections “Zhoghovurd” Daily informed that Serzh Sargsyan had warned the candidates of parties on the national rating lists not to go beyond the bounds by trying to steal the votes of their team member. Ex-chairman of the RA SRC Hovhannes Hovsepyan was appointed to oversee that process. The latter was to oversee their candidates on the rating list to have a clear insight after the elections as to who was able to provide a certain amount of votes for the party.
Hrachya Boyajyan’s defense counsel Arayik Zalyan, lawyer at HCA Vanadzor, has repeatedly voiced the non-correct and baseless assessment given to the actions of Hrachya Boyajyan detained on the charges of using violence against the RA Police officers on July 19, 2016 in the area adjacent to M. Khorenatsi Street in Yerevan city under Article 316(2) of the RA Criminal Code, i.e. throwing at them stones and other items.
The leadership of the 102nd Russian military base has again violated the Armenian-Russian interstate agreement because it did not immediately inform the Armenian law enforcement agencies about the disappearance of the serviceman from the military base, the human rights activist Arthur Sakunts told Lragir.am.
The UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities presented its Concluding Observations on Armenia’s Report on implementing the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.
Court accepted the right of observation mission to challenge in administrative court violation of its observer’s rightsApril 21, 2017
As reported before, HCA Vanadzor and its observer challenge the lawfulness of the actions of district election commission №14 at the RA NA elections of April 2, 2017. Note that upon noticing cases when the same person assisted for 3 times persons unable to vote independently at polling station №14/10 in Armavir marz (region), O.A., who conducted observation mission within ‘Independent Observer’ Alliance, suggested that the commission chairperson recorded the fraud in the register but was denied. A relevant complaint was also rejected by the district election commission №14 insisting that the fraud was recorded.