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Information on the course of preliminary investigation into criminal proceedings initiated on interfering with ‘Lori’ TV editor-in-chief Narine Avetisyan’s professional journalistic activities

Narine AvetisyanWithin the preliminary investigation into the criminal case, the investigating body decided to assign a forensic medical examination and a forensic computer and technical expert examination.

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UN Special Rapporteur presented his observations on the health system in RA

timthumb (5)At the end of the visit Mr. Dainius Pūras shared his preliminary observations on the healthcare system in RA. He stated that there are good opportunities to achieve the progressive realization of the right to health in Armenia but public authorities should step up efforts to address structural and systemic challenges, both in law and practice, in order to fulfill its obligations under international law to promote and protect human rights.

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Questioned police officer insists that he personally demanded that protestor V. Petrosyan left the traffic section of the street

download (7)On October 6, 2017 the RA Administrative Court questioned the police officers involved as witnesses in protestor Vahram Petrosyan’s case.

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Persons with mental health problems still face discrimination and social isolation

Persons with mental health problems are “imprisoned” at psychiatric hospitals and care facilities and lose their opportunity of self-realization and their own self. This is caused by both the current stigma and stereotypes, and the lack of necessary psychosocial support services and insufficient legislative regulations.

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‘Training Laboratory: Designing Learning for Peace’ peace-building training series launched

20170914_122714As a result of cooperation with Germany-based European Intercultural Forum and Georgia-based Academy for Peace and Development, a next-in-time peace-building training was organized within ‘Training Laboratory: Designing Learning for Peace’ program and is currently in progress. The program started in August 2017 and will be carried out by March 2018.

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No criminal proceedings initiated on human rights defender Marina Poghosyan’s case: HCAV filed a complaint to the Prosecutor’s Office

original (1)No criminal proceedings were initiated based on HCA Vanadzor’s report on illegal investigation and search actions against human rights defender Marina Poghosyan.  

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In the past 4 years, except for 2016, the number of EU membership supporters grew; “Positions: to the North or West?”

survey-2017-picIn May 2017 HCA Vanadzor, jointly with the ‘Advanced Public Relations Group’ (APR Group) NGO, conducted a sociological survey throughout Armenia to find out the public positions on international entities (EU, EAEU (Eurasian Economic Union)).

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No proper investigation into newborn’s death in Gyumri is carried out

small_file_3357_5018192Preliminary investigation into the newborn’s case, who died in Gyumri on March 12, 2016, is still in progress.

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European Court of Human Rights received the complaint of Karen Kyupelyan illegally kept for almost a day in NSS administrative building

միեդ-472x265 (1)The European Court of Human Rights confirmed receipt of the complaint of Karen Kyupelyan illegally kept in the NSS administrative building on November 1-2, 2007.  

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Within the framework of OSCE/ ODIHR Human Dimension Implementation Meeting (HDIM) in 2017 Artur Sakunts spoke about the trends of shrinking civic space in RA

ԵԱՀԿ/ԺՀՄԻԳ-ի Մարդկային ոլորտում հանձնառությունների իրականացման շուրջ (HDIM) 2017 թ. հանդիպման շրջանակում Ա. Սաքունցը խոսել է ՀՀ-ում քաղհասարակության գործունեության տարածքի կրճատման միտումների մասին

“In the context of joining the Eurasian Economic Union by the decision of RA President Serzh Sargsyan in 2013 and the following constitutional amendments of 2015 have largely restricted the opportunity and geography for the civil society’s effective implementation  of activities in the Republic of Armenia both at legislative and practice levels”, stated Artur Sakunts, head of Helsinki Citizens’ Assembly Vanadzor, within the framework of OSCE/ ODIHR Human Dimension Implementation Meeting (HDIM) held in the capital of Poland, Warsaw, in 2017.

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Кто хочет в Евросоюз, а кто в Евразию

За последние четыре года в Армении выросло число сторонников Европейского союза и сократилось число сторонников Евразийского экономического союза. Об этом сегодня заявили руководитель Ванадзорского офиса Хельсинкской гражданской ассамблеи Артур Сакунц и глава общественной организации «Ведущая группа общественных исследований» Рубен Саргсян. Они представили результаты соцопроса, проведенного их организациями совместно.

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Important circumstances on the case of Anzor Karapetyan, who died at the penitentiary, left out of the investigation

The findings of the forensic psychological expert examination received 9 months after Anzor Karapetyan’s death at ‘Armavir’ penitentiary facilities on January 4, 2016, stated that his individual psychological features could not lead to his suicide.

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