The new editing of internal regulations acting in the RA Police system since 2008 have been put for public discussion.
Helsinki Citizens’ Assembly-Vanadzor has repeatedly addressed regular violations of rights of those held in detention places. Regular violations were also recorded by the RA Human Rights Defender as a national preventive mechanism.
Though it is mentioned in the Draft justification that its adoption is related to the necessity to make activity of detention places compliant with international standards and protect rights of persons held in detention places. Nonetheless, a number of issues identified back in 2006 are still unresolved.
Taking into account the international legislation and legal practice, HCA Vanadzor has developed 21 recommendations regarding the following spheres:
Click here to read the full package of recommendations (in Armenian).