Together for Human Rights: a Year in Review-2016May 2, 2017 Other, Report
International Partnership for Human Rights (IPHR) is an independent, non-governmental organization which was founded in 2008. Based in Brussels, IPHR works closely together with civil society groups from different countries to raise human rights concerns at the international level and promote accountability for human rights violations in repressive environments. Currently we work mainly on countries in the region of the former Soviet Union (FSU), in particular the Central Asian countries (Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan), the countries of the South Caucasus (Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia), Russia and Ukraine.
IPHR’s work is based on the recognition that a strong civil society is essential for the development and consolidation of a truly democratic society and for the effective protection of fundamental rights in any country. IPHR’s core values are: partnership, responsiveness, commitment and integrity.
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.
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STATEMENT: We stand ready to support the newly-formed Government in overcoming the existing challenges and shall remain committed to the core principles and agenda of our workMay 19, 2018
We shall continue to focus on the most relevant and pressing issues, including among others human rights, the fight against corruption, the independence of the judiciary, and the development of a free and competitive economy.
The RA NSS and Prosecutor General’s Office do not see grounds for initiating a criminal case against RA citizen Serzh SargsyanMay 18, 2018
The RA National Security Service and the RA Prosecutor General’s Office did not find information containing elements of crime in the report submitted by Chairman of Helsinki Citizens’ Assembly-Vanadzor Artur Sakunts against RA citizen Serzh Sargsyan on April 9, 2018.
The company conducting the construction works is to be involved as a third party in the examination of the claim to cease the construction works at Vanadzor’s Artsakh ParkMay 18, 2018
Today, on May 18, 2018, the examination of the claim filed by Helsinki Citizens’ Assembly-Vanadzor pertaining to ceasing the construction works at Vanadzor’s Artsakh Park started at the Vanadzor Residence of the RA Administrative Court.
The Ukrainian citizen persecuted by the RF law enforcers was provided with an asylum seeker certificate in ArmeniaMay 18, 2018
The RA Migration Service provided an asylum seeker certificate to Ukrainian citizen Bogdan Kaliusskyi (the previous name: Maksim Baidak) in accordance with his application.
Upon the motion of the defender, the examination of the case on the doctor charged with causing the death of a new mother has been adjourned for the second timeMay 18, 2018
Today, on May 15, the examination of the case of Hripsime Nazlukhanyan, a new mother who died at Vanadzor Medical Center in October 2016, was set to be held at the Court of General Jurisdiction of Lori Region.
oday, on May 17, HCA Vanadzor published Armavir Penitentiary Institution convict Armen Shamiryan’s alert about the administrative staff of the penitentiary institution refusing to accept and send the letters addressed to the RA Prime Minister and the Minister of Defense to the addressees on May 15, 2018.
Alert: Employees of Armavir Penitentiary Institution refused to send the convict’s letters to the RA Prime Minister and the Minister of JusticeMay 17, 2018
On May 15, 2018, Armen Shamiryan, who is a convict at Armavir Penitentiary Institution, alerted Helsinki Citizens’ Assembly-Vanadzor again.
The case of Asya Khachatryan, who was subjected to degrading treatment by police officers in Artsakh, is being investigated by the RA Special Investigation Service, and she was referred to the authorities of Artsakh for psychological serviceMay 14, 2018
It is interesting that the criminal case on the citizen of the RA being subjected to degrading treatment by the police officers of Artsakh was initiated at the RA Prosecutor General’s Office. However, the RA Ministry of Justice refused to provide psychological support to the same citizen and referred her to the authorities of the Republic of Artsakh.
On May 11, 2018, the Court of General Jurisdiction of Syunik Region of the RA continued the stage of the examination of evidence related to the case of inciting serviceman Gevorg Khachatryan to commit suicide.
Artur Sakunts: Valery Osipyan is not the person to ensure human rights; his appointment is unacceptableMay 11, 2018
Valery Osipyan is not the person who can ensure the solution of the issues related to human rights. His appointment as Chief of Police is unacceptable.
Today, on May 8, Vanadzor’s Hayk Square has been crowded since morning. Hundreds of Vanadzor residents, mainly pupils and students, in white shirts are waiting for the RA Prime Minister elections, the progress of which they are going to follow through live broadcast.
On the progress of the crime reports submitted by HCA Vanadzor in connection with the violations of the rights of participants in the non-violent, peaceful protests and acts of civil disobedience that occurred from April 17-25, 2018May 7, 2018
Helsinki Citizens’ Assembly-Vanadzor has submitted 19 crime reports to the RA Prosecutor’s Office in connection with the cases of police officers and persons in civilian clothing using violence against participants in the non-violent, peaceful protests and acts of civil disobedience from April 17-25, 2018 and journalists covering those events as well as hindering the movement of protesters.