Right to Fair Trial

After over than a year of alerts, the RA Ministry of Foreign Affairs finally took measures to protect the rights of RA citizen convicted in Ukraine

Լուսանկարը՝ aravot.amThe Ukraine Court of Cassation reversed the case of RA citizen Edgar Gevorgyan sentenced to life imprisonment in Ukraine and sent it to the court of first instance for re-examination. The reversal was based on the deprivation of the defendant of the right to an interpreter.

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CoE Committee of Ministers closely follows execution of ECtHR judgment on Nalbandyan v. Republic of Armenia

The RA Government submitted a response on Helsinki Citizens’ Assembly Vanadzor’s Reference on the execution of ECtHR judgment on Nalbandyan v. Republic of Armenia. The Organization filed its Reference to the ECtHR Department for the Execution of Judgments back on November 7, 2016 expressing its concerns that the RA Government did not ensure complete execution of the sentence; no proper and complete investigation was carried out into cases of ill-treatment and the RA Cassation Court’s ruling on sending the case for re-examination of June 24, 2016 was not executed.

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“Court’s ruling on Anzor Karapetyan’s case is not justified”; the Court of Appeals provided grounds

On January 10, 2016, the Court of Criminal Appeals granted the appeal of Ani Chatinyan, representative of victim’s successor and lawyer at HCA Vanadzor, against the decree of the 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 on December 31, 2015.

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Appeal on the case of the person who died at the penitentiary facilities granted

Today, on January 10, 2016, the Court of Criminal Appeals, presided by Judge A. Azaryan, granted the appeal against the decree of the 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 on December 31, 2015.

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The European Court of Human Rights submitted questions on the case of the deceased military serviceman: RA Government will answer them by March 20, 2017

Following the complaint submitted with the support of Helsinki Citizens’ Assembly-Vanadzor, the European Court of Human Rights submitted its questions to the Parties on the case of NKR Defense Army conscript soldier Tigran Varyan’s death. The victim’s successor and his representative filed a complaint with the European Court of Human Rights under Article 6 (Right to a fair trial), Article 2 … Continue reading

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The ECtHR judgment on Nalbandyan v. Armenia was not executed fully: HCA Vanadzor applied to the CoE Department for the Execution of ECtHR Judgments

On November 7, 2016, HCA Vanadzor submitted to the Department for the Execution of ECtHR Judgments a reference on the execution of Nalbandyan v. Armenia judgment. 

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The appeal of the aggrieved party on the case of the teacher who inflicted on her student injury of an eye was granted partially

մեսրոպAs reported before, on July 27, 2016, the RA Court of Criminal Appeals partially granted the appeal submitted by the aggrieved party on the case of Mesrop Khachatryan, an 8th-grade student who lost one of his eyes and his eyesight at the High School of Sevan town in Gegharkunik marz (region) on December 9, 2014, and reversed the ruling of the General Jurisdiction Court of Gegharkunik marz (region), RA, dated April 25, 2016 with regard to the material damage compensation.

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The case of the teacher who caused injury of an eye of her pupil is under examination at the Court of Appeals

HCA Vanadzor protects the rights of Mesrop Khachatryan, an 8th grade student who lost one of his eyes and his eyesight at the High School of Sevan town in Gegharkunik marz (region) on December 9, 2014.

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Another appeal on young Elen Parsadanyan’s death submitted to court

On April 16, 2016, the criminal proceedings initiated on the death of young Elen Parsadanyan’s death were again discontinued without any logical grounds despite the fact that on the same day the investigator granted by his decree the motion of the aggrieved party on questioning the expert responsible for the additional commission expert examination.

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Appeal on points of law submitted on the case of Karen Kyupelyan detained illegally for almost a day at the administrative premises of NSS

As reported before, on May 20, 2016, the RA Court of Appeals dismissed the appeal against the ruling of the General Jurisdiction Court of Arabkir and Kanaker-Zeytun administrative districts of Yerevan, RA, submitted by Tatevik Siradeghyan, lawyer at HCA Vanadzor Office in Yerevan and representative of Karen Kyupelyan detained illegally for almost a day at the administrative premises of NSS.

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Another appeal submitted on the death case pending since 2010

On May 11, 2016, by ruling of the General Jurisdiction Court of Kentron and Nork-Marash administrative districts of Yerevan city, RA, the complaint filed by Arayik Zalyan and Ani Chatinyan, HCA Vanadzor lawyers and representatives of Susanna Antonyan, successor of Arman Antonyan who deceased due to improper medical care, was dismissed again.  

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Investigating agency decided to question the expert and on the same day discontinued the criminal proceedings

Helsinki Citizens’ Assembly-Vanadzor reported before that the motion submitted under the criminal case initiated on young Elen Parsadanyan’s death had been granted partially, and accordingly, the expert responsible for the forensic examination should be questioned.

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