Helsinki Citizens’ Assembly-Vanadzor publicizes the results of its activities through publication of annual, programmatic reports, thematic leaflets and brochures.
Information Paper on the Death Cases in the Armed Forces of the RA and the Republic of Artsakh/Nagorno-Karabakh in the First Half of 2018July 13, 2018
According to the information obtained by Helsinki Citizens’ Assembly-Vanadzor from mass media outlets, official sources and the relatives of the deceased servicemen, 24 servicemen of the Armed Forces of the Republic of Armenia and the Republic of Artsakh/Nagorno-Karabakh died in the first half of 2018.
This is a joint Action Plan or a Roadmap for the Comprehensive and Enhanced Partnership Agreement (CEPA) signed between the European Union and the Republic of Armenia, prepared by a group of civil society actors with extensive experience in democratic reform monitoring, critique, and policy development.
Information Paper on the Actions Implemented Aimed at the Identification of Phenomena of Corruption and Abuse in the Armed Forces of the RA and the Nagorno-Karabakh (according to the latest constitutional amendments: the Republic of Artsakh) 2 Years after the Hostilities of April 2016April 10, 2018
HCA Vanadzor regularly presents the cases of corruption and abuse that occurred during the hostilities of April 2016 and the situation of the resulting violations of servicemen’s human rights, the actions implemented by the authorities aimed at identifying and resolving those violations as the situation of the implementation of their obligations. This information paper touches upon the aforementioned issues, presenting the steps that have already been undertaken two years later.
Information Paper on the Fatalities in the Armed Forces of The Republic of Armenia and Nagorno-Karabakh (according to the latest constitutional amendments: the Republic of Artsakh) in the First Quarter of 2018April 5, 2018
Helsinki Citizens’ Assembly – Vanadzor presents the Information Paper on the Fatalities in the Armed Forces of the Republic of Armenia and the Republic of Artsakh in the First Quarter of 2018. It is based on the information disseminated through mass media and official sources.
Helsinki Citizens’ Assembly Vanadzor Office presents the findings of its 2017 monitoring of publications on 16 Armenian web pages issued about the field of mental health.
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.
During the last few days human rights activist Artur Sakunts’ interview of 2001 was actively circulated in the internet, where speaking about the regulation of Karabakh conflict, he states that compromises are necessary and that some of the occupied lands should be returned to Azerbaijan. Regarding the aforementioned subject Politik.am talked with human rights activist Artur Sakunts, Head of Helsinki Citizens’ Assembly Vanadzor, who pointed out that it was the subsequent campaign against him and the revolution.
Hence, we are in the process of learning how to live and act in free conditions. On the one hand civil society has to cooperate with government; on the other, it has to continue to serve as a vigilant watchdog over the authorities to safeguard society against any possible abuses of the new government.
Robert Kocharyan has not been engaged in politics recently. The separate interviews given by him do not evidence active political activity. Therefore, he should have been engaged in political activity to be subjected to political persecution.
The representative of the party carrying out construction works at Vanadzor’s Artsakh Park did not show up at the Court31/07/2018
Today, the representative of the third party did not show up at the Court due to having another court session in Yerevan. He had informed the Court about this and asked to adjourn the session. The parties did not object.
Before proceeding with the trial, N. Avetisyan’s representative S. Soghomonyan filed a motion for the aggrieved party to hand over her mobile phone, which is considered as material evidence. The parties did not object, and the Court ruled to uphold the motion and to give N. Avetisyan’s mobile phone to her on the condition of submitting it to the Court at the request of the Court if needed.
Sakunts: Only through constitutional amendments is it possible to neutralize the danger of not resisting the temptation of power30/07/2018
“Even in the case of the most perfect Constitution, nobody has guarantees that no group will seize power,” Artur Sakunts, Chairman of Helsinki Citizens’ Assemby-Vanadzor, mentioned in the press conference held today.
Yesterday, on July 26, 2018, the RA Civil Court of Appeal examined the appeal of the HCA Vanadzor employees against the payments established by the RA Law on the Compensation for the Damages Caused to the Life or Health of the Servicemen while Defending the Republic of Armenia (Law on 1000 AMD) and scheduled a date for the delivery of the decision.
The Appellate Court rejected the appeal by Armenian Women’s Front member Susanna Simonyan; a cassation appeal is to be filed27/07/2018
On July 26, 2018, at a session where A. Sargyan and A. Poghosyan were present, the RA Administrative Court of Appeal presided by K. Mkoyan rejected the appeal on the case of Armenian Women’s Front member Susanna Simonyan and left the judgment rendered by the RA Administrative Court on April 6, 2017 unchanged.
The relatives of deceased serviceman Zhorik Petrosyan do not believe in the official version of the death cause27/07/2018
According to the data of the RA Ministry of Defense, at around 3.30 pm on July 24, 2018, the corpse of ordinary serviceman-combat soldier Zhorik /patronymic name: Vahag/ Petrosyan (born in 1999) was found in the combat position of one of the RA military units located in the south west. There was a gunshot wound in the head.
The serviceman drafted with health issues in January 2018 was declared unfit for military service and was discharged in June26/07/2018
S. K., who was drafted with mental health issues and nocturnal enuresis in January 2018 and right from the day following the conscription was hospitalized due to the flu and then pneumonia, was declared unfit for military service with the support of HCA Vanadzor and was discharged.