| 26.02.16 | 15:07
The Armenian Revolutionary Federation (ARF, Dashnaktsutyun), which signed an agreement on political cooperation with the ruling Republican Party of Armenia on February 24 and for two days has been formally considered to be a governing party, believes that there are no political prisoners in Armenia.
| 25.02.16 | 14:59
The lawyer of jailed radical opposition activist Gevorg Safaryan says they are going to appeal the latest controversial ruling by a court on extending his client’s detention by another month at the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR).
| 25.02.16 | 10:53
While human rights activists alert the authorities that civil activist Vardges Gaspari is subjected to torture and mistreatment at the Nubarashen penitentiary and justice officials say there is no complaint from the detainee, the man’s lawyers plan to appeal to the European Court of Human Rights.
| 24.02.16 | 15:01
Karine Achemyan, an MP representing the ruling Republican Party (RPA), believes that journalists covering the incident connected with RPA MP Mher Sedrakyan’s hurling obscenities at journalists, and similar scandalous cases leave out more important events from their attention.
| 24.02.16 | 14:55
A number of civil society organizations have again condemned discrimination against sexual minorities in the wake of the latest incident in which a group of LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender) activists were attacked in Yerevan and later one of them was allegedly ridiculed by medical staff.
| 10.02.16 | 15:35
Zaruhi Postanjyan, the Heritage faction representative says her professional background and experience make her well suited to serve as Armenia’s Human Rights Defender (Ombudsperson). If named to the post, she must give up her affiliation with the political party.
| 10.02.16 | 10:29
The National Assembly’s standing Committee on State and Legal Affairs has received three nominations for the vacant position of the country’s ombudsman, including those of a deputy justice minister supported by the ruling party and an outspoken government critic backed by some minority parliamentarians.
| 08.02.16 | 10:14
A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania Law School who has served as Armenia’s deputy minister of justice is likely to become Armenia’s next ombudsperson after the ruling Republican Party of Armenia (RPA) nominated his candidacy for the post late last week.
| 29.01.16 | 10:36
This week three human rights watchdogs, including two international organizations, have released their annual reports, showing lack of progress in terms of human rights protection in Armenia.
| 29.01.16 | 09:54
The governments of Azerbaijan and Hungary have been asked by the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) to respond formally to a case brought by the relatives of Armenian army officer Gurgen Markaryan, who was axed to death in his sleep by Azerbaijani officer Ramil Safarov in Budapest in 2004.