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Aug 25, 2023

Apr 5, 2023

NEW COURT MONITORING PROJECT LAUNCHED BY THE HELSINKI ASSOCIATION FOR HUMAN RIGHTS AND SOLIDARITY FUND PL

“Helsinki Association” human rights defender NGO invites high school and university students interested in human rights, fair trial and court monitoring issues to participate in “Towards transparent judiciary and respecting human rights: multiplying effects to Syunik region in Armenia” project. The project aims: to initiate in Syunik region of Armenia (in particular, in the cities of Kapan and Goris) investing and disseminating the results and good experiences of the court monitoring and judicial reforms projects implemented in involvement with young people in Yerevan, Shirak and Lo…

Jul 29, 2022

Press release: Summing-up of “Towards an Independent and Transparent Judiciary in Armenia” project

In April-July 2022, the “Helsinki Association” human rights NGO implemented the “Towards an independent and transparent judiciary in Armenia” project. The project was aimed at increasing the accessibility of information on the activities of the judicial institutions through the use of a tried-and-tested court monitoring mechanism and by publicizing the results obtained through it, to provide a comparative analysis of the  activities of the system between 2021 and 2022 and proposals for reforms. The project is co-financed by the Polish development cooperation of the Ministry of Foreign…

Jul 27, 2022

Summary Report։ ON COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS OF ACCESSIBILITY OF INFORMATION ON ACTIVITIES OF JUDICIARY DURING 2021-2022

The purpose of this report is to highlight the problems that hinder the effective operation of the judicial system and to provide applicable suggestions for reforms and problem solutions. The report is based on a comparative analysis of access to information on the activities of the judicial system in the Republic of Armenia between 2021-2022. It also provides certain concerns of international and local organizations regarding the independence, impartiality, transparency and public access of the judicial system, as well as the low level of public trust in the system, among other existing…

Mar 23, 2022

HELSINKI ASSOCIATION FOR HUMAN RIGHTS LAUNCHES “TOWARDS AN INDEPENDENT AND TRANSPARENT JUDICIARY IN ARMENIA” PROJECT

Helsinki Association for Human Rights launches “Towards an independent and transparent judiciary in Armenia” project from April 1, 2022. The project aims at increasing the accessibility of comparative information of judicial institutions and society about the quality of functioning of the courts in Armenia as a result of improved monitoring mechanism and a new report on findings which will include a comparative analysis between 2021-2022 years and new proposals for reform. The project is in fact a logical continuation of “Legally educated young citizens as guardians of an independent and…

Dec 24, 2021

Populist rhetoric following the velvet revolution in Armenia /Aram Kevorkian, HAHR volunteer/

In the months of spring of 2018, The Republic of Armenia witnessed the “Velvet Revolution”, a mostly peaceful transfer of power where the life-long oligarch Serzh Sargsyan stepped down of office following weeks of protests all over the country. The man who came on top was Nikol Pashinyan, a journalist turned critic of the current regime who was able to galvanize the anger of the Armenian populace around him and in a short time turn from an obscure and lesser-known actor in the Armenian political sphere, to become the effective Prime Minister of the country. Since then, his “My Step” party h…

Dec 8, 2021

YOUNG PEOPLE FOR AN INDEPENDENT AND TRANSPARENT JUDICIAL SYSTEM: CRIMINAL JUSTICE MONITORING

Summary Report Monitoring is a part of any human rights related project, without which it is impossible to achieve tangible legal changes in public life. Human rights activists carry out monitoring to confirm or deny reports of human rights violations, collect evidence of violations, and other data.  The analysis of these data allows further actions to be taken to change the situation. Judicial monitoring is a mean to evaluate the work of courts in general in order to detect violations of the right to a fair trial. “Helsinki Association” human rights NGO (HAHR) has been conducting jud…

Dec 1, 2021

 “Young People for an Independent and Transparent Judicial System: Monitoring in Criminal Justice” Report Presentation

On the 30th of November, 2012 “Helsinki Association” human rights NGO summed up Legally educated young citizens as guardians of an independent and transparent judiciary pilot project launched on July 15, 2021. The project aimed to increase transparency in the criminal justice system of Armenia, by encouraging youth participation, on the one hand, and to promote the establishment and development of the institution of court monitoring in the Republic of Armenia, on the other. The final workshop, in which participated 66 more active members of 110 court monitors in Yerevan, Gyumri and Va…

Dec 1, 2021

“Young People for an Independent and Transparent Judicial System: Monitoring in Criminal Justice” report presentation

On the 30th of November, 2012 “Helsinki Association” human rights NGO summed up Legally educated young citizens as guardians of an independent and transparent judiciary pilot project launched on July 15, 2021. The project aimed to increase transparency in the criminal justice system of Armenia, by encouraging youth participation, on the one hand, and to promote the establishment and development of the institution of court monitoring in the Republic of Armenia, on the other. The final workshop, in which participated 66 more active members of 110 court monitors in Yerevan, Gyumri and Va…