On February 21, 2017, HCA Vanadzor held a discussion on ‘Situation of Human Rights Violations in Police-Citizen Relations in 2016’.
Report on elections to the Council of Elders of October 2, 2016 in Vanadzor and Gyumri cities presented
The presentation was attended by representatives of NGOs, governmental agencies, foreign embassies and the mass media. The Report was prepared under Capacity-building of Domestic Observer Organizations component of the European Union and Council of Europe joint project on Long-term Electoral Assistance to the Election Related Stakeholders of Armenia.
Discussion on Situation of Execution of European Court of Human Rights Judgments by Republic of Armenia held
On April 1, 2016, Helsinki Citizens’ Assembly Vanadzor, with the financial support of the Open Society Foundations Armenia and Sigrid Rausing Trust, held a round-table discussion on Situation of Execution of European Court of Human Rights Judgments by Republic of Armenia at Ball Room, Congress Hotel.
The event brought together representatives of competent state agencies, international organizations, diplomatic missions to the Republic of Armenia and non-governmental organizations.
“Youth Participation through Virtual and Inter-cultural Dialogue” Project by the United Network of Young Peace-builders
On September 24, 2011, a seminar-training on “Measures of restraint not connected with brining a person to Police, arresting and keeping him/her in detention” was held at Helsinki Citizens’ Assembly-Vanadzor office, which was targeted for advocates, public defenders, and students. Advocates Edmon Marukyan and Ruben Hakobyan, members from the RA Chamber of Advocates, were enrolled as trainers.
The Public Monitoring Group at Penitentiary Institutions of the RA Ministry of Justice informs that a meeting over the issues of punishment exemption of convicts suffering from diseases obstructing the service of sentences was convened on September 15.
“In 2008, 1 milliard 600 million AMD was invested in the Republic of Armenia, 90% out was which was invested from Russian Federation, this number was twice reduced in 2009 as a result of financial crisis, the monetary investment in 2010 was 1 milliard 200 million AMD, while, 35% increase was recorded in 2011.
Today Sakunts, Head of Helsinki Citizens’ Assembly-Vanadzor, spoke about corruption and provision of human rights protection in the army within the frames of the discussion “Situation in the Armenian Army”.
In reference to the aftermath of previous elections, Artur Sakunts, Head of Helsinki Citizens’ Assembly Vanadzor Office, revealed the main methods of election fraud during discussions on “Amendments to RA Electoral Code” initiated by the “Partnership for Open Society” Initiative.
”Partnership for Open Society” Initiative, which unites over 60 member organizations, held a discussion on “Amendments to RA Electoral Code: New Guarantees for Free and Fair Elections” with the participants of representatives from the National Assembly, international organizations, the civil society and the mass media.
On March 21, 2011, Helsinki Citizens’ Assembly-Vanadzor organized an event on “Against Gender Discrimination”, which was dedicated to the International day for the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination within the annual European-wide Action Week against racism initiated by UNITED European Network against Nationalism, Racism, Fascism and in Support of Migrants and Refugees.