| 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.
| 20.01.16 | 10:17
Some of the provisions of the amended Constitution will be applied in Armenia earlier than expected after Human Rights Defender Karen Andreasyan’s resignation was reaffirmed this week.
| 13.01.16 | 15:31
The lawyer of Gevorg Safaryan, who was detained during clashes between police and demonstrators in capital Yerevan’s Liberty Square on New Year’s Eve, and later was arrested, says that his client was simply provoked by the police.
| 13.01.16 | 14:01
The resignation of Armenian’s ombudsman is an encroachment on the rights of every Armenian citizen, Artur Sakunts, director of the Helsinki Citizens’ Assembly Vanadzor Office, said.
| 23.12.15 | 15:44
Obstruction to journalists’ work and applying physical violence against them during the constitutional referendum is rooted in the fact that the offenders of similar violations during the events in Yerevan’s Baghramyan Avenue on June 23 went unpunished, say experts on protecting journalists’ rights.
| 18.12.15 | 12:11
Human rights NGOs, estimating conditions at Penitentiary Institutions (PI) in 2015, say that there has been some progress, but there are still unresolved issues.
| 16.12.15 | 12:40
The alleged reprisals against a Yerevan school teacher who claims he refused to take part in unlawful activities and stood up against the use of administrative resource in the December 6 constitutional referendum, according to human rights activists, shows that rights of freedom of expression can be infringed upon in Armenia and that people can pay a price for their political views.
| 26.10.15 | 15:14
The lawyer of a middle-aged man suffering from several serious ailments has called on the court to let his client stay free pending trial in which he stands accused of illegally keeping drugs.
| 21.10.15 | 10:12
The complaints of 58 prisoners serving life terms in Armenia have been not so much related to conditions in the penitentiary as to the regime of their custody, the absence of precedents of case revisions. Civil society representatives, meanwhile, do not see the political will for reforms in the sphere that would ensure all that.