Summary of Reference about the monitoring findings of publications on the field of mental health disseminated via Mass Media outlets in 2016
The use of stereotypical wordings during the introduction of persons with mental health issues in publications describing and presenting various unlawful acts, as well as the presence of publications containing violations of the right to the protection of a person’s personal data and their growth as compared with the recent years continue to remain concerning.
In this reference the opportunities of exercising the rights of persons with psychosocial and mental disabilities through Spitak Care Home are presented. The current study is especially crucial in terms of highlighting the differences in the state of human rights protection between a large, closed type of care facility, such as Vardenis Neuropsychological Boarding Home and Spitak Care Home. The reference outlines the impact of Spitak Care Home on the life quality of its residents.
Reference on Actions Taken by Legal Team of Independent Observer’ Public Alliance during and after National Assembly Elections of April 2, 2017
Findings 2016: Monitoring of Mass Media Publications on Drug Users, Illicit Drug Trafficking and other Drug-related Issues
Since 2011, Helsinki Citizens’ Assembly-Vanadzor has regularly monitored the publications of the mass media in the Republic of Armenia by collecting and analyzing information on drugs, drug users and illegal drug trafficking. The monitoring aims to identify the situation of drug users’ rights protection and the attitudes of the state and society towards drug users and their problems, as shown in such publications.
HCA Vanadzor collected the data on the death cases in January-September 2016 from the information disseminated by the mass media and official sources as well as provided by the families of the deceased servicemen.
Reference on the implementation of action plan derived from the National Strategy on Human Rights Protection
HCA Vanadzor conducted a study on the implementation of the action plan derived from the National Strategy on Human Rights Protection in 2015. A similar study was also conducted by the Organization in 2014, the findings of which were compiled in the reference issued in July, 2015.
List of police officers who illegally deprived RA citizens of liberty, beat them and committed violence against them, judges who made apparently politically motivated rulings on detention and officials and public and political figures who directly sponsored these illegal actions within July 17-31, 2016
Helsinki Citizens’ Assembly-Vanadzor presents its Report on Human Rights Violations by Police in RA in the 1st half of 2016.
Helsinki Citizens’ Assembly-Vanadzor presents its Report on Human Rights Violations by Police in RA in the 1st half of 2016. According to the findings of the media monitoring, in January-June 2016, 110 incidents of human rights violations by police officers were identified in RA. As compared to the 1st half of 2015, the number of violations decreased by 31 and as compared to the 2nd half of 2015, it decreased by 53. 53 of the incidents that led to human rights violations occurred during assemblies or due to attending them.
Reference on Actions of Law Enforcement Agencies after Seizure of RA Police Patrol-Guard Service Regiment by ‘Sasna Tsrer’ Group
Helsinki Citizens’ Assembly-Vanadzor collected information on the actions of law enforcement agencies within the 14 days following the seizure of the RA Police Patrol-Guard Service Regiment by ‘Sasna Tsrer’ group on July 17, 2016. In particular, the Organization collected information from official sources, the mass media and civilians on the persons apprehended, arrested and later detained as well as persons who sustained bodily injuries within July 17-31, 2016.
Reference On Police Actions in RA on July 17-27, 2016 after Seizure of the RA Police Patrol and Guard Service Regiment Premises by ‘Sasna Tsrer’ Group
On July 17, 2016, Varuzhan Avetisyan, Vice Chairman of the Founding Parliament, posted on his Facebook page a statement informing that the ‘Sasna Tsrer’ group members seized one of the main police bases in Yerevan city.
HCA Vanadzor collected the data on the death cases in January-June 2016 from the information disseminated by the mass media and official sources as well as provided by the families of the deceased servicemen.
The media monitoring revealed a total of 304 cases of human rights violations by police officers in 2015, with 201 cases during assemblies or as a result of attending them and 103 individual cases.