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The Helsinki Association Human Rights NGO invites a round-table discussion on “Guaranteeing the rule of law, human rights and fair trials in Armenia as a means of promoting democracy”The discussion is scheduled for Saturday, June 29, from 11.00 to 13.00 at the Garni conference hall in the Ani Plaza Hotel (located at Sayat-Nova Ave. 19, Yerevan).

HAHR has extended this invitation to embassy representatives, international organizations, state structures, fellow Human Rights NGOs, advocates and journalists.

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In 1997, on the recommendation of the Economic and Social Council, the UN General Assembly proclaimed the 26th of June United Nations International Day in Support of Victims of Torture.

The day's focus is the struggle for the elimination of torture and the effective implementation of the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (the “Torture Convention”) adopted on 10 December 1984.

“Torture is a vicious attempt at breaking a person’s will. On this International Day in Support of Victims of Torture, I urge all States to end impunity for perpetrators and eradicate these reprehensible acts that defy our common humanity.” — UN Secretary-General António Guterres

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