Helsinki Citizens’ Assembly-Vanadzor publicizes the results of its activities through publication of annual, programmatic reports, thematic leaflets and brochures.
In this reference the opportunities of exercising the rights of persons with psychosocial and mental disabilities through Spitak Care Home are presented. The current study is especially crucial in terms of highlighting the differences in the state of human rights protection between a large, closed type of care facility, such as Vardenis Neuropsychological Boarding Home and Spitak Care Home. The reference outlines the impact of Spitak Care Home on the life quality of its residents.
‘Independent Observer’ Public Alliance: Preliminary Opinion on Short-term Observation of Yerevan City Council Elections of May 14, 2017May 16, 2017
The report, Together for Human Rights 2016: A Year in Review describes the activities and achievements of IPHR and its partners with respect to dealing with human rights challenges and threats to civil society in the former Soviet Union in 2016.
Reference on Actions Taken by Legal Team of Independent Observer’ Public Alliance during and after National Assembly Elections of April 2, 2017April 21, 2017
It follows from the above that during the election campaign the candidates, nominated political parties and blocs did not enjoy equal opportunities as prescribed by the RA Electoral Code, the election campaign was accompanied by continuous violations through misuse of administrative resources which were not prevented by the RA CEC and law enforcement agencies and which cast suspicion on the fair and free nature of the elections.
During the election campaign period for the National Assembly (NA) elections to be held on April 2, 2017, the ‘Independent Observer’ Public Alliance carries out long-term observation mission in all the 13 voting districts (VD) of the Republic of Armenia. The long-term observation mission involves previously trained 61 observers and a legal consulting team consisting of 26 lawyers.
HCA Vanadzor issues the summary on the cases of human rights violations by the RA police officers during January-December, 2016, according to mass media outlets.
HCA Vanadzor has analyzed 66 recommendations issued by the Venice Commission and OSCE/ODIHR in the Preliminary Opinion. According to this analysis 29 recommendations were implemented in the Final text of the Code, 24 recommendations were not implemented and 13 recommendations were implemented partly.
The missing person’s mother’s right to pension will be restored: the court annulled the Defense Ministry’s decision22/05/2017
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 Committee28/04/2017
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 boundaries25/04/2017
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 rights21/04/2017
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.