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Two days ago, the Azerbaijani military beheaded an Armenian soldier. RA Ombudsman
  • Human Rights
  • 2020-10-19 11:18:04

  Today, the Human Rights Defender received an alarming call certifying that Azerbaijani military forces beheaded an Armenian soldier several days ago.   The initiated proceedings have revealed the following data: On 16

Artsakh Human Rights Ombudsman Condemns Azerbaijan's Steps to Make Arayik Ghazaryan a Tool of Public Interest
  • Human Rights
  • 2019-08-13 18:16:58

Artsakh Republic Ombudsman Artak Beglaryan issued a statement on Arayik Ghazaryan's case and condemned Azerbaijan's steps to make the serviceman a public interest and a propaganda tool. In particular, the

Artak Beglaryan discussed cooperation programs with Los Angeles authorities and Armenian organizations
  • Human Rights
  • 2019-07-04 18:06:53

Human Rights Ombudsman of the Republic of Artsakh Artak Beglaryan, together with Ombudsman of the Republic of Armenia Arman Tatoyan and the leadership of the Armenian Bar Association of

Statement by the Artsakh Ombudsman on the 27th anniversary of the Maragha Massacre
  • Human Rights
  • 2019-04-10 13:18:51

      The subsequent manifestation of Armenophobia and genocidal policy towards the Armenians took place on the April 10th, 1992, when the Azerbaijani armed forces carried out massacres in

Davit Petrosyan, the participant of “My Step” movement and his advocate Araks Melkonyan were assaulted
  • Human Rights
  • 2018-04-20 00:16:17

Davit Petrosyan, the participant of “My Step” movement was assaulted by 15 people in the yard of St. Grigor Lusavorich hospital on April 19, at 17:00 PM. Unknown people

Urgent Statement about Criminal Groups
  • Human Rights
  • 2018-04-17 10:26:51

According to news circulating among the public and information transferred to the media, gathering of tall men in plain clothes has been observed today in Erebuni district of Yerevan.

The Announcement by a Number of Armenian Organization on the Continuous Persecution against Andreas Ghukasyan
  • Human Rights
  • 2018-03-12 18:14:44

The civil society organizations express their strong concern and resentment on the fact of continuous political persecution against Andreas Ghukasyan, member of “New Armenia” Opposition Movement.   The local and international

According to international acclaimed experts gold project in Amulsar should not start. What has Lydian hidden and what the Armenian government has been “unaware” of?
  • Human Rights
  • 2017-07-26 08:03:15

    For years Armenian scientists, specialists and environmentalists presented from their field of expertise the dangers of gold project in Amulsar planned by Lydian International. They insisted that this project

Armenian Bar Association And Its ARWC Condemn The Trampling Of Sasna Dzrer Defendants' "right To Counsel" And Due Process, Mistreatment And Beatings In Custody, And Intimidation Of And Threats Levied Against Defense Attorneys In Yerevan Courthouse
  • Human Rights
  • 2017-07-04 08:37:13

  Armenian Bar Association and its ARWC call for the authorities to immediately restore order, and guarantee that defendants are afforded full due process without the threat of violence being

Ombudsman of Nagorno Karabakh REPUBLIC calls for Europe to help his office promote human rights
  • Press release
  • 2017-02-22 16:41:25

The Ombudsman of Nagorno-Karabakh Republic (NKR), Ruben Melikyan, as part of a campaign for the EU and its civil society to engage with Nagorno-Karabakh, addressed the last in a

Arman Tatoyan met with the Director General of the Directorate General of Democracy of the Council of Europe
  • Human Rights
  • 2017-01-24 17:22:21

The RA Human Rights Defender Arman Tatoyan had a meeting with the Director General of the Directorate General of Democracy of the Council of Europe Snežana Marković in Strasbourg.   During

The Human Rights Defender had a meeting with the Ambassador of the Republic of Poland
  • Human Rights
  • 2017-01-19 12:42:57

On January 18, the Human Rights Defender Arman Tatoyan had a meeting with the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Poland Jerzy Marek Nowakowski.   Within the meeting the

Ombudsman and Supreme hadznakatare expand cooperation in the UN Refugees
  • Human Rights
  • 2016-12-30 12:23:26

On 29 December 2016, The Human Rights Defender of the Republic of Armenia, Mr. Arman Tatoyan, and UNHCR Representative in Armenia, Mr. Christoph Bierwirth, signed a project agreement for

Representative of Human Rights Defender Urgently Departs for Chinari Village, Tavush, in Regards to the Sabotage Infiltration
  • Human Rights
  • 2016-12-29 14:25:29

According to the press release by the RA Ministry of Defense, Azerbaijani troops launched a sabotage infiltration in the vicinity of Chinari village of Armenia’s Tavush region, early in

Bako Sahakyan received human right defender of the Republic of Armenia Arman Tatoyan and the delegation led by him
  • Human Rights
  • 2016-09-09 18:29:37

On 9 September Artsakh Republic President Bako Sahakyan received human right defender of the Republic of Armenia Arman Tatoyan and the delegation led by him. The meeting addressed a range

The Issue of Political Prisoners in Armenia will Become a Topic at International Forums
  • Human Rights
  • 2016-08-20 19:42:58

  On August 2 the Court of First Instance of Arabkir and Qanaqer-Zeytun administrative districts of Yerevan issued a decision to arrest numerous political figures and civic activists with the

  • Human Rights
  • 2016-08-17 15:33:21

The Past is Prologue: A Nation Cannot Survive Treason From Within   “A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at

Letter to Europe's three presidents. Mass illegal imprisonments and human rights violations in Armenia
  • Human Rights
  • 2016-08-16 14:19:17

Subject: Letter to Europe's three presidents. Mass illegal imprisonments and human rights violations in Armenia   Many representatives of civil society, citizens, civil initiatives such as “Freedom to political prisoners”, “Daredevils

It Is Allowed to Enter the Polling Station after 8 p.m.
  • Human Rights
  • 2016-08-10 13:03:51

As it is known, during elections journalists, observers and proxies often have problems related to entering the polling station after 8 p.m.    Though, in fact, neither the old nor the

Attack on our partner
  • Human Rights
  • 2016-08-08 12:53:34

Yesterday, on August 7, our friend Medialab held an open-air live exhibition of its political cartoons at Mahstots Park in Yerevan. While it was initially planned to have a week-long exhibition

  • Human Rights
  • 2016-05-16 16:34:07

    We, the undersigned civil society organizations, having engaged in the analysis of the draft Electoral Code, having prepared alternative proposals and solutions, and having delegated our representatives to participate

The Human Rights Defender of Armenia has presented to Secretary General of the Council of Europe the atrocities committed by Azerbaijani Armed Forces and has transmitted the Report of the NKR Ombudsman
  • Human Rights
  • 2016-05-13 10:54:23

On May 12 the Human Rights Defender of the Republic of Armenia Arman Tatoyan met with Secretary General of the Council of Europe Thorbjørn Jagland in Strasbourg.   A. Tatoyan has

Nagorno Karabakh Republic (Artsakh Republic) Human Rights Defender (Ombudsman)
  • Human Rights
  • 2016-04-21 17:36:26

Interim Public Report   On Atrocities Committed by Azerbaijani Military Forces Against   the Civilian Population of the NKR and the Servicemen of the NKR Defence Army   on 2-5April 2016      Dear Colleagues,   On April 02, 2016

The Human Rights Defender of RA has introduced the results of the examination to the international organizations
  • Human Rights
  • 2016-04-04 13:05:59

The Human Rights Defender of RA has brought the data concerning the atrocities and cruel treatment committed by the Azerbaijani side against the Armenian civilian settlements and population to

U.S. Embassy Statement on Constitutional Referendum
  • Human Rights
  • 2015-12-14 12:05:51

The U.S. Embassy continues to monitor the recount proceedings of the constitutional referendum held on December 6.  We have previously noted our serious concern about credible allegations of irregularities

U.S. Police Experts on Domestic Violence Visit Armenian Counterparts
  • Human Rights
  • 2015-12-11 13:48:04

On December 11, 2015, U.S. and Armenian law enforcement officers were joined by other government officials and NGO representatives at a day-long working group to discuss ways to end

American and Armenian law enforcement agencies meet to combat drug trafficking
  • Human Rights
  • 2015-09-28 15:51:32

On September 23 and 24, 2015, in Tsaghkadzor, the U.S. Embassy, the U.S. Department of Justice, and the U.S. European Command held the first of three annual conferences designed

Armenia Maintains “Tier 1” Status in the 2015 Trafficking in Persons Report
  • Human Rights
  • 2015-07-28 16:33:55

The Embassy of the United States warmly congratulates the Government of Armenia on maintaining Tier I status for the third year in a row in the Department of State’s

““Compass” research, training and consultancy center” NGO's council’s statement about spurious charge against Karen Petrosyan
  • Human Rights
  • 2015-07-16 11:51:22

  On 17th of June, 2015 Public Services Regulatory Commission of RA made a decision about the increase of electricity cost in RA. The decision caused protests and riots among the

Judgment Expected in the Case of the Metro 3
  • Human Rights
  • 2015-07-16 10:28:06

On July 18th at 12:00 PM, the verdict in the case of three Metro workers who were fired more than one year ago is expected to be delivered. Defending

Citizen’s Rights When Dealing with a Policeman
  • Human Rights
  • 2015-07-09 17:03:36

As the police officers visited tens (possibly hundreds) of civic activists’ houses yesterday, the “Union of Informed Citizens considers it necessary to inform citizens about their following rights:    1. The

Human Rights Groups Campaign to End Torture in Armenia
  • Human Rights
  • 2015-06-25 13:44:14

Yerevan, June 26, 2015 – A coalition of six leading human rights organizations is teaming up to commemorate the 28th anniversary of the UN Convention Against Torture in Yerevan.

  • Human Rights
  • 2015-06-23 17:03:54

  We were encouraged by the responsible and generally respectful behavior by both protestors and police on the evening of June 22 during the protests over the planned rise in

Russian Border Guards Do Not Have Right to Act in “Zvartnots” Airport
  • Human Rights
  • 2015-05-12 18:12:42

As you know, at Zvartnots International Airport, the passports of arriving and departing citizens are often checked by border guards of the Federal Security Service (FSS) of the Russian

Press Release
  • Human Rights
  • 2014-12-10 18:44:45

Today, on the occasion of the Day of International Human Rights, a one-day conference on Economic Rights was organized at Hotel Marriott under the aegis of the Human Rights

OSCE encourages development of partnership model to prevent domestic violence in Armenia
  • Human Rights
  • 2014-12-02 15:06:39

  YEREVAN, 2 December 2014 – The Social Justice NGO with the support of the OSCE Office in Yerevan presented today the results and key findings of a project on

Press release
  • Human Rights
  • 2014-11-25 14:55:07

We hereby inform that based on the internal investigation revealing the fact of loss of material property with the estimated amount of 751 million AMD in K-Telecom CJSC, the

Public Consultations on Constitutional Reform in Armenia
  • Human Rights
  • 2014-05-19 13:06:56

YEREVAN, 19 May 2014 - A series of public consultations on a draft concept paper on constitutional reform in Armenia, will be held in Yerevan on 20, 21 and

The EU Advisory Group shares Best Practices and Methods of Interviewing Suspects
  • Human Rights
  • 2014-04-10 17:02:52

On 10 and 11 April 2014, the international seminar on Interviewing Suspects: best practice, models and methods was organized as a result of close collaboration between RA Police and

Role of the national parliament in protection and promotion of human rights
  • Human Rights
  • 2014-04-10 17:00:16

The EU Advisory Group organized an international seminar on the Role of the National Parliaments in Protection and Promotion of Human Rights on 10 April 2014, in the National

OSCE Yerevan Office provides legal advice on military service in Armenia
  • Human Rights
  • 2014-03-04 17:09:37

Free and professional legal advice for Armenian citizens on the call-up procedures and specifics of military service, is now being provided as part of the initiative launched by the

Human Rights Day Celebration
  • Human Rights
  • 2013-12-10 18:31:53

Yerevan, 10 December 2013 – Photo-contest and exhibition, debate on human rights and a theatre performance were the culmination of a campaign, which marked the Human Rights Day, giving

  • Human Rights
  • 2013-12-06 10:13:58

  We, civil society representatives of the Republic of Armenia strictly condemn the illegal actions of RA police against the people who were exercising their rights and freedoms in Yerevan

OSCE Office helps strengthen human rights protection, monitoring in Armenia’s penitentiary institutions
  • Human Rights
  • 2013-10-21 17:12:03

Training on international human rights standards and domestic legislation for representatives of civil society organizations monitoring penitentiary institutions, and penitentiary servants was held from 17 to 20 October 2013

President presented a proposal to announce amnesty to the National Assembly
  • Human Rights
  • 2013-09-30 11:52:04

On September 30, 2013 President Serzh Sargsyan presented to the RA National Assembly for deliberations a proposal to announce amnesty on the occasion of the 22nd anniversary of independence

OPINION On the court case filed by Harutyun Sargsyan versus “Tsayg” TV Company
  • Human Rights
  • 2013-07-09 15:55:51

1. CIRCUMSTANCES OF THE CASE Harutyun Sargsyan is being accused for the murder of the fiancé of the daughter of former Mayor of Gyumri. Currently he is under detention. The judicial

OSCE trains Armenian lawyers on preparing third party submissions
  • Human Rights
  • 2013-06-14 13:13:42

YEREVAN, 14 June 2013 – Third party submissions in constitutional and international human rights procedures, and the enforcement of the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) judgments will be

The police of the Republic of Armenia promulgate the voters’ list: the final number of registered voters is 816475
  • Human Rights
  • 2013-05-03 13:25:00

  In compliance with section 2 of article 11 of the RA Electoral Code, the police of the Republic of Armenia put Yerevan city voters’ list on the internet (the

  • Human Rights
  • 2013-03-14 16:10:15

    THE UNICEF in cooperation with the European Union, the Human rights Defender’s Office, Civil society Institute and International Prison Reform Organization presented a research of brutal treatment and tortures

STATEMENT of Armenian NGOs in regard with the failure of detection of electoral violations of 2013 presidential elections
  • Human Rights
  • 2013-03-06 11:06:00

  On February 18 2013, Armenia held presidential elections that were accompanied with gross violations reported by a numerous organizations and individuals. In this respect, Europe in Law Association and

Armenian political prisoners Armen Gevorgyan and Ruben Shekoyan released from prison
  • Human Rights
  • 2013-01-14 16:10:44

In October 2010 as a result of false accusations well-known figures of the Armenian community of Adjara Armen Gevorgyan and Ruben Shekoyan were arrested without evidence and sentenced to

Human Rights Organizations are Concerned with the Administration of Justice in Armenia
  • Human Rights
  • 2012-12-14 15:56:20

  The International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH), its member organisation in Armenia, the Civil Society Institute (CSI), and Norwegian Helsinki Committee (NHC), released a briefing paper outlining serious concerns

Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights and Labor Thomas O. Melia visits Armenia to Recognize International Human Rights Day
  • Human Rights
  • 2012-12-10 15:46:50

  Yerevan, Armenia - As part of the U.S. Embassy's recognition of International Human Rights Day, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights and Labor Thomas O. Melia

Սփյուռքահայ գործարարը ստիպված կլինի միջոցներ ձեռնարկել` դատը ԱՄՆ տեղափոխելու ուղղությամբ
  • Human Rights
  • 2012-10-26 16:50:27

The Honourable Mr. John A. Heffern US Ambassador to Armenia Honourable Ambassador Heffern, My name is Edmond Khudyan, a US citizen and the

  • Human Rights
  • 2012-10-10 15:30:30

STATEMENT BY AMBASSADOR HEFFERN October 10, 2012 Oskanian Case and Rule of Law in Armenia Yerevan, Armenia - I have been asked for the U.S. views on yesterday’s announcement that

New Armenian police website launched with OSCE support
  • Human Rights
  • 2012-09-28 17:42:34

The new official website of the Armenian police, which was developed with the support of the OSCE Office in Yerevan, was launched on 28 September 2012. The updated

OPINION On the Court Case filed by Hayk Babukhanyan and "Iravunk Media" LTD against "Khmbagir" LTD and Journalist Edik Andreasyan,Demanding Protection of Honour, Dignity and Business Reputation
  • Human Rights
  • 2012-09-18 13:48:54

OPINION On the Court Case filed by Hayk Babukhanyan and "Iravunk Media" LTD against "Khmbagir" LTD and Journalist Edik Andreasyan, Demanding Protection of Honour, Dignity and Business Reputation 1. The Circumstances

  • Human Rights
  • 2012-09-10 12:44:56

10 September, 2012, Yerevan. Meeting in executive session on September 9, the governing board of the Heritage Party considered Chairman Raffi K. Hovannisian's report and in advance of the

On the Court Case “Yerevan State University” State Non-Commercial Organization and Ara Gabuzyan vs “Banadzev” LTD and Sirekan.
  • Human Rights
  • 2012-09-05 16:28:03

On the Court Case “Yerevan State University” State Non-Commercial Organization and Ara Gabuzyan vs “Banadzev” LTD and Sirekan. Yeghiazaryan 1. The Circumstances of the Case On 11 June 2011, the “Yerevan State

  • Human Rights
  • 2012-07-24 16:16:59

NEW EVIDENCE OF A SCHEME OF DECEPTION IN MARIAM GEVORGYAN’S TRIAL Currently ongoing at the Universal Court of Ararat and Vayots Dzor Marzes in Artashat is the trial of

Amnesty International: ‘Virulent’ homophobic attacks put South Caucasus activists at risk
  • Human Rights
  • 2012-05-18 20:38:15

Armenia, Georgia and Azerbaijan must do more to protect lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people, Amnesty International said after a spate of attacks on activists. Instead of condemning

Ombudsman presented his Office’s Human Rights Strategies for 2012-2017
  • Human Rights
  • 2012-04-04 19:47:20

On April 4 Ombudsman of Armenia received ambassadors, heads and representatives of diplomatic missions and international organizations operating in Armenia at a round-table presentation of the findings of the

Defender’s assessment of the developments in the activities of the RA National Commission on Television and Radio (NCTR) in 2011
  • Human Rights
  • 2012-03-26 15:47:57

Shortcomings and problems identified • Especially in case of various infringement of the law in television broadcasting, including lack of pluralism, violations of advertising law, not fulfilling the requirements

Defender’s assessment of the developments in the activities of the RA Ministry of Defense in 2011
  • Human Rights
  • 2012-03-26 13:00:40

Shortcomings and problems identified • Some cases of deaths occurred in the RA Armed Forces were conditioned by the problems resulting from non statutory relations and insufficient effectiveness of

FIDH and CSI demand fair trial and independent investigation in the Stepan Hovakimyan and Vahram Kerobyan cases
  • Human Rights
  • 2012-02-22 20:04:27

International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) and Civil Society Institute (CSI) Press release Armenia Paris, Yerevan, 22 February 2012 - Two years have passed since Stepan Hovakimyan was charged on 6

Human Rights Watch Says Turkish Court Protects Dink’s Killers
  • Human Rights
  • 2012-01-20 16:10:42

ISTANBUL—A Turkish court’s verdict on January 17, that there was no state involvement or organized plot behind the 2007 shooting of the Turkish Armenian journalist Hrant Dink is a

Armenian National Assembly and EU Advisory Group co-organise Parliamentary Hearing on the Draft Law on Gender Equality
  • Human Rights
  • 2012-01-19 17:29:06

On 19 January 2012, the Standing Committee on Protection of Human Rights and Public Affairs and the Standing Committee on European Integration of the National Assembly (NA) of the

The European Court renders two judgments—further protecting the rights of conscientious objectors
  • Human Rights
  • 2012-01-13 11:34:26

STRASBOURG, France—On January 10, 2012, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) released two new judgments protecting the right of conscientious objectors in the cases of Bukharatyan v. Armenia

AAA: Assembly Participates in Religious Freedom Event on Capitol Hill
  • Human Rights
  • 2011-12-16 12:32:05

Washington, DC - Last month, the Armenian Assembly of America (Assembly), the Eastern Diocese of the Armenian Church of America, and the Knights of Vartan Ani Lodge, joined Members

The European Union celebrates Human Rights Day in Armenia
  • Human Rights
  • 2011-12-12 11:44:11

On 10 December, the European Union marks Human Rights Day and acknowledges the work of human rights defenders worldwide. Respect for human rights is among the cornerstones of the

RA authorities are called to found an institute which will review the cases of people sentenced to life imprisonment
  • Human Rights
  • 2011-06-03 19:17:21

During the discussion titled “The problems of people sentenced to life imprisonment in Armenia” organized by the Helsinki Committee of Armenia, nearly 30 representatives signed a declaration directed to

FIDH and CSI welcome the release of political prisoners in Armenia
  • Human Rights
  • 2011-05-31 18:12:16

The International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) and its member organisation in Armenia, Civil Society Institute (CSI) welcome the release of political prisoners in Armenia. On May 26, 2011, National

FIDH calls on to carry out new investigation of circumstances of Levon Gulyan’s death
  • Human Rights
  • 2011-05-11 15:20:43

FIDH and Civil Soceity Institute call on to carry out new, independent and unprejudiced investigation of circumstances of RA citizen Levon Gulyan’s death and to punish the transgressers. The

RA Human Rights Defender's Address to Judges
  • Human Rights
  • 2011-04-01 16:30:22

Honorable judge, As a result of amendments made to the RA Criminal Code on May 18 2010 defamation and insult were decriminalized; whilst the order and terms of compensation of damages

Amnesty International Press Release: Azerbaijan must halt crackdown on protest organisers

  • Human Rights
  • 2011-03-07 21:34:04

7 March 2011 Amnesty International is calling on Azerbaijan’s authorities to immediately end their crackdown on activists preparing for a March 11 protest inspired by recent events in the

IFJ Calls for End to Violence against Journalists in Egypt
  • Human Rights
  • 2011-01-28 14:50:05

28 January 2011- The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) today accused security forces in Egypt of indiscriminate violence after scores of journalists were forcibly detained and beaten during recent

  • Human Rights
  • 2010-12-09 14:55:25

On December 10, Human Rights Day, we celebrate the brave human rights advocates, some famous, many unknown, who speak out against discrimination, exclusion and inequality. These human rights defenders

Human Rights Day statement by UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay
  • Human Rights
  • 2010-12-09 14:45:23

When it comes to human rights, we sometimes forget how much we owe to others – the hundreds of thousands of unsung heroes, known collectively as human rights defenders.

  • Human Rights
  • 2010-12-09 14:33:00

Human rights are the foundation of freedom, peace, development and justice -- and the heart of the work of the United Nations around the world. Laws to protect and promote

RA Ombudsman Meets Diplomatic Corps Representatives
  • Human Rights
  • 2010-11-26 11:30:14

YEREVAN, NOVEMBER 26, NOYAN TAPAN. On November 25, RA Ombudsman Armen Harutyunyan met with representatives of diplomatic corps and international organizations. During the meeting, the Armenian Ombudsman presented the

  • Human Rights
  • 2010-11-22 19:06:58

TBILISI, NOVEMBER 22, NOYAN TAPAN. By the information of "Solidarity with the illegal prisoners", the inmates went on a hunger strike in the Tbilisi female prison. According

OSCE supports increased civil oversight of Armenia’s armed forces
  • Human Rights
  • 2010-10-29 14:22:08

YEREVAN, 28 October 2010 – An OSCE-supported survey on human rights situation in Armenia’s armed forces was presented at the Armenian Human Rights Defender’s Office today. The survey conducted by

10 October, 2010 - European Day against Death Penalty
  • Human Rights
  • 2010-10-10 20:02:50

STRASBOURG, OCTOBER 10, NOYAN TAPAN. Joint Council of Europe / European Union declaration: To mark the European Day against the Death Penalty and the World Day against the

  • Human Rights
  • 2010-09-16 13:48:00

(6-15 SEPTEMBER 2010) The Working Group on Arbitrary Detention of the United Nations Human Rights Council conducted a country mission to

  • Human Rights
  • 2010-09-13 11:45:58

GENEVA, SEPTEMBER 13, NOYAN TAPAN. The Representative of the Secretary-General on the Human Rights of Internally Displaced Persons, Professor Walter Kaelin, will carry out a follow-up visit to

Human Rights Ombudsman: Situation with freedom of speech in
Armenia is worrisome
  • Human Rights
  • 2010-07-08 14:00:00

YEREVAN, JULY 8, NOYAN TAPAN. Presenting his special public report on the right to the freedom of speech in Armenia, RA Human Rights Ombudsman Armen

The UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights defenders visited “Erebuni” penitentiary
  • Human Rights
  • 2010-06-15 16:26:00

YEREVAN, 15 JUNE, NOYAN TAPAN: On June 15, RA Minister of Justice Gevorg Danielyan received the delegation led by UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights defenders

The RA Deputy Foreign Minister received the UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights Defenders
  • Human Rights
  • 2010-06-14 18:36:00

YEREVAN, 14 JUNE, NOYAN TAPAN: On June 14, Armenia’s Deputy Foreign Minister Arman Kirakossian received UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights Defenders Margaret Sekaggia who arrived in Armenia based

Ombudsman publishes special report on right to freedom of
assembly in Armenia
  • Human Rights
  • 2010-05-25 15:30:00

YEREVAN, MAY 25, NOYAN TAPAN. Armenian Ombudsman Armen Harutyunian on May 25 presented to the public his special Report on the Right to Freedom of Assembly

Armen Harutyunian: Society cannot be composed of persons
having only rights and those having only obligations
  • Human Rights
  • 2010-02-26 23:00:00

YEREVAN, FEBRUARY 26, NOYAN TAPAN. "It does not matter if the gas tariff rise calculations are correct or not. The important thing is that the ordinary

2009 annual report on state of human rights in Armenia to
be presented to public in February or March
  • Human Rights
  • 2010-02-10 17:02:00

YEREVAN, FEBRUARY 10, NOYAN TAPAN. The 2009 annual report on the state of human rights in Armenia will be presented to the public in February or

Azerbaijan is waging total information war even in field of
human rights protection, RA Ombudsman says
  • Human Rights
  • 2010-02-10 16:30:00

YEREVAN, FEBRUARY 10, NOYAN TAPAN. Azerbaijan is trying to turn the field of human rights protection into one of the main dimensions of its information war,

No significant progress has been made so far regarding
human rights protection in Armenia, RA Ombudsman says
  • Human Rights
  • 2009-12-10 15:26:00

YEREVAN, DECEMBER 10, NOYAN TAPAN. The RA Ombudsman Armen Harutyunian believes that there are shortcomings in the field of human rights protection in Armenia, and so

Tigran Sargsyan: Modern society cannot develop without
respect for human rights
  • Human Rights
  • 2009-12-10 14:42:00

YEREVAN, DECEMBER 10, NOYAN TAPAN. Modern society cannot develop without respect for human rights, while man with knowledge and education who represents the driving force of modern

RA Ombudsman Armen Harutyunian elected member of Board of
Directors of European Ombudsman Institute
  • Human Rights
  • 2009-10-09 19:00:00

FLORENCE, OCTOBER 9, NOYAN TAPAN. A regular annual enlarged meeting of the European Ombudsman Institute was held in Florence on October 5, during which the Ombudsman

RA Ombudsman meets with PACE Monitoring Committee
  • Human Rights
  • 2009-06-17 16:35:00

YEREVAN, JUNE 17, NOYAN TAPAN. RA Ombudsman Armen Haroutiunian met with PACE Monitoring Committee Co-rapporteurs John Prescott and George Colombier on June 16. The Ombudsman presented his

429 complaints sent to RA Ombudsman's Office given positive
  • Human Rights
  • 2009-03-12 18:30:00

YEREVAN, MARCH 12, NOYAN TAPAN. 5 800 citizens applied to RA Ombudsman's Office in 2008. 429 applications were given positive solutions, RA Ombudsman Armen Haroutiunian reported

RA Ombudsman publicizes 2008 annual report on situation in
  • Human Rights
  • 2009-03-10 19:00:00

YEREVAN, MARCH 10, NOYAN TAPAN. On March 10, RA Ombudsman Armen Haroutiunian publicized the 2008 annual report on protection of human rights in Armenia in 2008.

Armen Harutyunian: The absence of complaints about abuses
of children's rights bears evidence of the existence of problems
  • Human Rights
  • 2009-02-09 23:00:00

YEREVAN, FEBRUARY 9, NOYAN TAPAN. "In Armenia, no complaints about abuses of children's rights are received, we have no official statistics, and it bears evidence of

Human rights defenders of Armenia speak against holding
court sittings without defendants
  • Human Rights
  • 2009-02-09 19:00:00

YEREVAN, FEBRUARY 9, NOYAN TAPAN. The following human rights orgaizations: Civil Society Institute, Helsinki Committee of Armenia, Against Legal Arbitrariness organization, and Helsinki Civil Assembly Vanadzor Office

DVDs with facts of policemen's illegal actions given to
head of RA police
  • Human Rights
  • 2009-01-20 19:00:00

YEREVAN, JANUARY 20, NOYAN TAPAN. With his application to the RA Ombudsman Armen Harutyunian, the representative of the Armenian National Congress Levon Zurabian enclosed three DVDs with

Armenian Ombudsman asks his Georgian counterpart to
implement monitoring of trial of members of United Javakhk
  • Human Rights
  • 2008-12-25 23:00:00

YEREVAN, DECEMBER 25, NOYAN TAPAN. The RA Ombudsman Armen Harutyunian sent a letter to his Georgian counterpart, in which he expressed concern in connection with the

In Armenia, it is state that violates human rights, Larisa
Alaverdian says
  • Human Rights
  • 2008-12-12 18:00:00

YEREVAN, DECEMBER 12, NOYAN TAPAN. "In Armenia, human rights violations have a mass and regular character," the former ombudsperson of Armenia, member of the National Assembly "Heritage"

  • Human Rights
  • 2008-10-07 17:40:00

YEREVAN, OCTOBER 7, NOYAN TAPAN. A discussion on the subject Assistance to Tolerance was held on October 7 in Yerevan within the framework of UNDP's program

  • Human Rights
  • 2008-09-17 19:45:00

YEREVAN, SEPTEMBER 17, NOYAN TAPAN. The OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) launched a four-day training course on September 15-18 for Armenian human defenders

  • Human Rights
  • 2008-09-12 20:00:00

YEREVAN, SEPTEMBER 12, NOYAN TAPAN. The content, shots and scenes of a 30-min documentary film presented by the social committee on inquiry into the March 1-2

  • Human Rights
  • 2008-08-01 23:08:00

YEREVAN, AUGUST 1, NOYAN TAPAN. The working group, which was set up by instructions of the RA Ombudman Armen Harutyunian, on July 29 went to Yerevan-Kentron

  • Human Rights
  • 2008-07-15 20:00:00

YEREVAN, JULY 15, NOYAN TAPAN. One of these days the independent commission on suspended pre-term release of convicts from serving their punishment or on

  • Human Rights
  • 2008-07-14 20:15:00

YEREVAN, JULY 14, NOYAN TAPAN. On July 14, Hovik Abrahamian, the Head of the RA President's Administration, met with Thomas Hammarberg, the Commissioner for Human Rights

  • Human Rights
  • 2008-07-14 19:20:00

YEREVAN, JULY 14, NOYAN TAPAN. Sometimes months are not enough for examining such events as those of March 1-2 and haste in this issue sometimes has

  • Human Rights
  • 2008-06-24 23:00:00

YEREVAN, JUNE 24, NOYAN TAPAN. On April 17 of this year, the residents of house 21 in Fuchik Street (Yerevan, Ajapniak community) sent a complaint to