Helsinki Citizens’ Assembly-Vanadzor publicizes the results of its activities through publication of annual, programmatic reports, thematic leaflets and brochures.
Helsinki Citizens’ Assembly Vanadzor Office presents the overall picture of its activities in 2017 in the form of an infographic.
It presents the activities and the recorded achievements of the Organization according to specific directions.
Information Paper Updated Information on The Fatalities in The RA Armed Forces and NK Defense Army in 2017February 26, 2018
HCA Vanadzor presents an additional information paper on the cases that surfaced after the publication of the Information Paper on the Fatalities in the RA Armed Forces and NK Defense Army in 2017.
Findings of the 2017 Monitoring of Mass Media Publications on Drug Users, Drug Trafficking and other Drug-related IssuesFebruary 23, 2018
The majority of the 168 publications published on the official web pages of state bodies, 164 of them or nearly 98% were disseminated by the RA Police. 3 publications were published on the web page of the RA Prosecutor’s Office and only 1 – on the web page of the RA Ministry of Health. There were no relevant publications on the official web page of the RA Labor and Social Affairs.
Report on the Situation of the Rights of Conscripts during the Winter Call-up of 2016 and the Summer Call-up of 2017January 26, 2018
The report presents the recorded systemic issues, accounting for the violations of conscripts’ rights during the past and ongoing call-ups, as well as the statistical data regarding the conscripts that turned to the Organization.
Authorities failed to bring to justice officials responsible for excessive use of force against protesters and journalists, including during largely peaceful protests in Yerevan in July 2016.
Authorities failed to bring to justice officials responsible for excessive use of force against protesters and journalists, including during largely peaceful protests in Yerevan in July 2016. The trials of 32 men accused of crimes committed during the violent takeover of a police station in Yerevan, which prompted the protests, were ongoing at time of writing.
Human rights defenders faced threats and harassment.
Domestic violence persists as a serious problem.
Helsinki Citizens’ Assembly Vanadzor is presenting the reference on the fatalities recorded in the RA Armed Forces and NKR Defense Army in 2017.
The video showcasing the behavior of defendant Lilit Vardanyan after the delivery of the judgment is to be examined as data characterizing the defendant in the case of Lia Misakyan’s death21/03/2018
Tatevik Siradeghyan, the representative of Lia Misakyan’s legal successor, filed a motion to examine as data characterizing personality the mass media publications and the video showcasing defendant L. Vardanyan’s behavior in the courtroom after the rendering of the judgment on June 15, 2015.
The Ministry of Finance has been involved as a third party in the examination of the claim of the protester demanding compensation from the Police21/03/2018
Tatevik Siradeghyan, the representative of the plaintiff, responded that the plaintiff did not bear the obligation to substantiate the claim, and the cause-and-effect link had already been proven by the Police upholding the application for compensation at least in part.
On March 13, 2018 the judicial proceedings in the case of protester Hasmik Evoyan commenced again at the RA Administrative Court.
Last Friday, on March 16, 2018, Eva Jašková and Pia Winter, EVS volunteers at HCA Vanadzor, held a Cultural Cocktail event at Anti-café Teynik in Vanadzor.
The staff of HCA Vanadzor and the Board of the Organization are concerned by the fact of the insults directed at employee of the Organization Vardine Grigoryan by the supporters of “Sasna Tsrer” group through the social networking website Facebook. Our colleague has been fighting for political and civil rights for many years, presenting public sentiments and demands in Armenia at international institutions as well as protecting the interests of political prisoners.
Sakunts: By detecting corruption cases from time to time, the authorities are trying to show the international community that they are working20/03/2018
No fight is lead against systemic corruption in Armenia, and no high-ranking official is punished. This observation was made by human rights defender Artur Sakunts in his interview with MediaLab, while touching upon the announcement about the detection of yet another corruption offense in the field of defense.
Statement: The Draft does not adequately address the problems in its current form and in a way makes possible even more profound control of the system by the executive20/03/2018
We hereby express our concern about the presented Draft and urge the National Assembly of RA not to adopt the Draft in its current form but form a commission comprising the stakeholder sector, individual experts, and organizations, in order to improve all the problematic provisions mentioned above.
Statement: The negative attitude of the Russian Federation towards the Platform is due to the revelations by Golos Association, which is a Russian member of the Platform17/03/2018
The negative attitude of the Russian Federation towards the Platform is due to the revelations by Golos Association, which is a Russian member of the Platform. Those revelations always expose electoral fraud and violations in the RF. Golos was labelled a “foreign agent” by the RF Ministry of Justice yet in 2014, and the persecution and restrictions against its members as well as the attempts to discredit them are of a continuous nature.
“New Generation” Humanitarian NGO views this as prevention of the normal working process of the NGO by special authorities and strictly condemns such actions.15/03/2018
The NGO would like to express concern on this issue and also state that it will continue the implementation of human rights defender’s, healthcare and charity missions set before the NGO in accordance with the International legal acts and as provided for by RA legislation and in-state legal acts.
On 13 March 2018, the European Platform for Democratic Elections (EPDE), a civil society network of independent election observation organizations, and its Lithuanian member International Elections Study Center (IESC) were classified as “undesirable organizations” by the Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation.