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Separation of Powers and Ensuring Checks and Balances in a Parliamentary System of Governance

The Partnership for Open Society Initiative jointly with the OSF-Armenia Justice Group are pleased to invite you to participate in a public discussion titled “Separation of Powers and Ensuring Checks and Balances in a Parliamentary System of Governance.”

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STATEMENT On the physical and psychological violence against Marina Khachatryan, the member of “Yerkir Tsirani” community

The public display of the force one more time proves and highlights the propoganding and disseminating tendencies of the current impunity, as well as the culture of resovling the violation issues by the ruling party’s administration

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Chechnya: immediately release human rights defender Oyub Titiev

 We call on international organizations and foreign governments to follow Titiev’s case closely and to bring our concerns to the attention of the authorities in the Russian Federation. Russia must abide by its international human rights obligations and OSCE commitments.

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Safeguarding civil society participation in the Helsinki process – a matter of the OSCE’s raison d’être

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We, members of the Civic Solidarity Platform (CSP), believe that restricting civil society participation in the work of the OSCE would be a tremendous setback for the Helsinki process and a betrayal of the spirit and founding values of this unique peace advancement initiative.

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Instead of fostering emigration, visa liberalization can lead to immigration

article_53b3166f97add4According to Sakunts, those who believe that visa liberalization may cause an increase in emigration, base their opinion on the thesis that the reforms prescribed by the agreement will not be implemented.

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Tajikistan should mark the International Day of Persons with Disabilities by ratifying the Disability Rights Convention

Flags1-asp-298x300One hundred local, regional and international civil society organizations and independent experts jointly issuing this statement call on Tajikistan to mark the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, celebrated annually on 3 December, by swiftly ratifying the Convention.

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EaP CSF Armenian National Platform statement On the Signing of Comprehensive and Enhanced Partnership Agreement between the Republic of Armenia and the European Union

csf_armenia_logo-engNational Platform is confident that the Agreement establishes realistic grounds to develop comprehensive economic and political relationship between the EU and Armenia and carry out fundamental reforms in our country.

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HCA Vanadzor is inviting you to write letters of appeal in support of the writers imprisoned for their political views

prison library boxHelsinki Citizen’s Assembly Vanadzor invites everyone interested to stop by at the office at 5.00 pm from November 16 to December 1, to write letters in support of the chosen authors and journalists of this year’s International Day of the Imprisoned Writer.

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Last night Gevorg Safaryan was subjected to violence yet once again

Գևորգ ՍաֆարյանLast night an emergency call was received, indicating that member of the political union New Armenia Gevorg Safaryan, who was convicted for his political views, was subjected to beating by the other convicts in his cell at Nubarashen Penitentiary Institution.

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Turkmenistan: Attack on the Home of Prominent Turkmen Human Rights Defender Farid Tukhbatullin’s Mother

We voice our strong protest and demand that the authorities of Turkmenistan stop their shameful and unlawful pressure on civic activists and journalists through persecution of their relatives and friends.

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Approaches of “Partnership for Open Society” Initiative Regarding COMPREHENSIVE AND EXTENDED PARTNERSHIP AGREEMENT To Be Signed between the European Union and the Republic of Armenia

Based on both positive and negative experience of the civil society in establishing cooperation with international and national state institutes, its success and failures, “Partnership for Open Society” Initiative expects that the Civil Society Platform will not have a merely formal nature, but a real and substantial participation in the process of implementation of the Agreement.

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EaP CSF Armenian National Platform STATEMENT On the Publication of the Comprehensive and Enhanced Partnership Agreement between the Republic of Armenia and the European Union

csf_armenia_logo-engArmenian National Platform of the EaP Civil Society Forum welcomes the publication of the Comprehensive and Enhanced Partnership Agreement between the Republic of Armenia and the European Union, submitted to the Council of the European Union for a decision.

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