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

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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 transparent judiciary” pilot project implemented in cooperation with Solidarity Fund Pl.

The new project will be implemented in the cities of Yerevan, Gyumri and Vanadzor of Armenia, where permanent groups of court monitors operate. With the support and direct supervision of the NGO’s experienced monitors, young people involved in the groups will continue to develop their knowledge and experience in the field, with visits to local courts to observe criminal trials, discussions on the results, and experience exchange meetings and debates with law and judiciary experts (in particular, with representatives of the Ministry of Justice of Armenia, judges, prosecutors, attorneys, others).

A report on findings which will include a comparative analysis between 2021-2022 years and new proposals for reform will be released, which will be presented to key actors and stakeholders of the field, as well as to the wide public.

The project is implemented together with Solidarity Fund Pl and co-funded by the Polish Development Cooperation of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Poland.

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