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‘Independent Observer’ Public Alliance: Preliminary Opinion on Short-term Observation of Yerevan City Council Elections of May 14, 2017

«Անկախ դիտորդ» հասարակական դաշինք: 2017 թվականի մայիսի 14-ի Երևան քաղաքի ավագանու ընտրությունների կարճաժամկետ դիտորդության նախնական եզրակացություն The ‘Independent Observer’ Public Alliance believes that the Yerevan City Council Elections of May 14, 2017 were held in a blatant violation of the essential principles of democratic elections.

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Together for Human Rights: a Year in Review-2016

The report, Together for Human Rights 2016: A Year in Review describes the activities and achievements of IPHR and its partners with respect to dealing with human rights challenges and threats to civil society in the former Soviet Union in 2016.

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‘Independent Observer’ Public Alliance Election Campaign Long-Term Observation Report

IndObothIt follows from the above that during the election campaign the candidates, nominated political parties and blocs did not enjoy equal opportunities as prescribed by the RA Electoral Code, the election campaign was accompanied by continuous violations through misuse of administrative resources which were not prevented by the RA CEC and law enforcement agencies and which cast suspicion on the fair and free nature of the elections.

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‘Independent Observer’ Public Alliance Long-Term Observation Interim Report March 5-20, 2017

interDuring the election campaign period for the National Assembly (NA) elections to be held on April 2, 2017, the ‘Independent Observer’ Public Alliance carries out long-term observation mission in all the 13 voting districts (VD) of the Republic of Armenia. The long-term observation mission involves previously trained 61 observers and a legal consulting team consisting of 26 lawyers.

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US Department of State published its Annual Report on Human Rights in Armenia – 2016

default (3)The US State Department published its next-in-turn Annual Report on Human Rights Violations in Armenia in 2016. The violations are presented in separate sections by the rights.

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Annual report on cases of violation of human rights by the Police January-December 2016

Լուսանկարը՝ ՖոտոլուրիHCA Vanadzor issues the summary on the cases of human rights violations by the RA police officers during January-December, 2016, according to mass media outlets.

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Indices Characterizing Actions of Law Enforcement Agencies in The Republic of Armenia (2016)

FireShot Capture 21 - Helsinkyan book eng.pdf - Google Диск_ - https___drive.google.com_file_d_0BHCA Vanadzor presents the indices characterizing the activity of the law enforcement agencies in 2016. It covers the RA law enforcement arbitrariness and RA Police trust indices.

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Implementation of Recommendations by Venice commission, OSCE/ODIHR

RecommeHCA Vanadzor has analyzed 66 recommendations issued by the Venice Commission and OSCE/ODIHR in the Preliminary Opinion. According to this analysis 29 recommendations were implemented in the Final text of the Code, 24 recommendations were not implemented and 13 recommendations were implemented partly.

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City Council Elections in Vanadzor and Gyumri October 2, 2016 Final Report

ՏԻՄ-անգլOn October 2, 2016, there were local elections held in 377 communities. The New Electoral Code adopted by the RA National Assembly in May 25, 2016, stipulated a system for forming the local government in the cities of Vanadzor and Gyumri. According to the new system, residents of Vanadzor and Gyumri would directly vote only for a proportional city council, which in its turn would vote in a mayor. Each party/party alliance list would be led by their proposed candidate for the city head.

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Report on Human Rights Situation of Conscripts during Winter (2015) and Summer (2016) Call-ups

72760Helsinki Citizens’ Assembly Vanadzor hereby presents the data on the human rights violations throughout the winter call-up of 2015 (December 2015 – January-February 2016) and the summer call-up of 2016 (May-July), the legislative gaps and law enforcement issues recorded then.

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REPORT ON THE DEATH CIRCUMSTANCES OF SERVICEMEN PERISHED DURING THE HOSTILITIES OF APRIL 2016 AND THE STATE OF SOCIAL SECURITY OF THEIR FAMILIES

MapThe hostilities dated April 2-5 of 2016 and the death circumstances of servicemen, perished as a result of them, became a subject for a wide-ranging and heated public discussion. Various publications, articles and footages were disseminated by Mass Media regarding the aforementioned hostilities, however, no complete and comprehensive information in relation to the death circumstances of servicemen, perished as a result of the hostilities, has been published so far.

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Violations of persons’ right to health in terms of provision of medical services: examples of criminal justice

On day 2 of the 3-day First International Conference entitled ‘Healthcare and Human Rights’ launched on November 7, 2016 Ani Chatinyan, lawyer at HCA Vanadzor, presented reports on ‘Violations of persons’ right to health in terms of provision of medical services: examples of criminal justice’.

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