11:28 | May 24, 2013
Reporters Without Borders firmly condemns the sentence of 13 and a half months in prison that an Istanbul magistrate’s court passed yesterday on Turkish-Armenian journalist Sevan Nişanyan for posting “insulting” comments about Mohammed in his blog.
14:16 | May 6, 2013
At the time, Virabyan was a member of the People’s Party of Armenia and actively participated in public rallies and political campaigning for the 2004 presidential election in Armenia.
11:34 | April 19, 2013
“The school and education system is crucial in ensuring that future generations are educated on human rights and fundamental freedoms. By developing human rights learning we can help young people to exercise and claim their rights in everyday life,” said Ambassador Andrey Sorokin, Head of the OSCE Office in Yerevan.
21:18 | April 9, 2013
Heritage Party member Anahit Bakhshyan has informed Hetq that the police are still holding Heritage Party Vice-President and former MP Arem Martirosyan in the Arabkir police station.
Articles From Princess to Slave (video)
17:17 | April 1, 2013
Armenian concept of a girl, this is how I understand it. When an Armenian girl is born, she is a princess, the princess of the family, because her father sees her that way. When she gets married she becomes the servant who has to serve as much as possible. It doesn’t matter how much and in which family, but that demand exists, which means that this way of thinking exists.
10:51 | March 29, 2013
Recently, the Civil Society Institute (CSI), the Norwegian Helsinki Committee (NHC) and the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) have submitted a mid-term assessment (May 2010–December 2012) following recommendations by the United Nations Human Rights Council at Armenia’s Universal Periodic Review in May 2010.
00:02 | March 7, 2013
A lawyer representing Vardan Setrakyan, the presidential candidate who was recently arrested on charges of ordering the shooting of Paryur Hayrikian, stated today that a court’s decision to hold his client for two months pre-trial detention is unconstitutional.
15:30 | February 28, 2013
Armenia’s Human Rights Defender has urged RA Deputy Prime Minister Armen Gevorgyan to take immediate action to ensure proper access to polling stations for citizens with physical impairments.
17:09 | February 13, 2013
The CCAF statement says such a move neglects the serious violation of human rights in Turkey, pointing to recent attacks against Armenian women in Istanbul, the life sentence handed down by a Turkish court to Pinar Selek, and the scores of Turkish journalists and lawyers serving lengthy prison sentences in Turkey.
14:58 | January 30, 2013
AI declared that Turkish authorities have an obligation to investigate any alleged racist and/or religious bias behind the perpetration of these crimes according to the European Convention of Human Rights, ratified by Turkey.
11:55 | January 25, 2013
We are writing to express our profound concern regarding the lack of effective investigation into allegations of ill-treatment relating to the case of Armenian National Congress activists Tigran Araqelyan, Artak Karapetyan, Sargis Gevorgyan, and Davit Kiramijyan, accused of disorderly conduct and violence against government representatives during an encounter with Yerevan police in August 2011.
Interviews Public Notary – A Basic Primer
15:18 | January 24, 2013
Our notions regarding public notaries and notary services are severely limited. The scope of powers reserved to a notary, as set down by the “Law on Notaries”, are quite wide-ranging. However, for average citizens, a notary is one who certifies an authorization or accepts an inheritance petition.
13:32 | January 17, 2013
When the last three justice ministers spoke about reforms to the system, I never took them seriously. Those “reforms” have been in the works for the past ten years. What have been the results? Have the courts and serving judges become more independent? No. In fact, they have become more controllable and more corrupt.
13:44 | December 19, 2012
Armenia’s Special Investigative Service (SIS) says it has filed criminal charges against two members of Yerevan’s Criminal Police Investigative Division for breach of police procedure and assaulting a suspect they had arrested.
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