“The Obstacles Facing the Monitoring Group and Current Problems Relating to Violation of Human Rights in Penitentiary Institutions”
25.07.2018
11:00
After the velvet revolution the ministry of justice sticks to the same position and keeps hindering the group's activity the same way", stated Nare Hovhannisyan, member of the public monitoring group in conducting public control in RA ministry of justice at July 25 Media Center discussion.

Nare Hovhannisyan, member of the public monitoring group of conducting public control in RA ministry of justice, while dwelling upon the problems facing the group, stresses that within 10 years of their activity their work was never hindered to the extend as it was during 2016 politically shaded  events when the observers were not allowed to meet with the detainees.

This tendency is still in effect and covers other cases.

“So far we have not witnessed practical differences not withstanding statements”, says says Robert Revazyan, lawyer of the public monitoring group of conducting public control in RA ministry of justice PIs, dwelling upon the work being conducted in penitentiary institutions following the velvet revolution.

He also says that no penitentiary institutions is adapted for people with disabilities whereas the WCs are quite disastrous.

Zaruhi Hovhannisyan, member of the public monitoring group on conducting public control in RA ministry of justice PIs, says that in Abovyan penitentiary institution there is a mother of 4. While according to the law the sentence should not have been executed. And the problem of the guardianship of the children is still on the table.

Hasmik Harutyunyan, president of the public monitoring group on conducting public control in RA ministry of justice PIs notes that in spite of the legislative amendments relating to suspended sentences there are still content related problems.  

“The institution of independent institutions was abolished, but the same problems still prevail”, Harutyunyan says.

For more please watch the video.

Lilit Arakelyan, Media Center project editor/coordinator.

 

Videos
Print Friendly and PDF
More Press Releases
Election Race in the Armenian Online Platforms - 2018
19.12.2018
12:00
Region research center conducted a research on Election Race in the Armenian Online Platforms – 2018 researching 22 Facebook pages of the political forces standing in the elections in 6 online platforms since November 1.
THE RIGHTS OF ARMY RECRUITS IN WINTER 2017 AND SUMMER 2018 CONSCRIPTION
18.12.2018
12:00
On December 18 HCA Vanadzor office presented a report on The Rights of Army Recruits in Winter 2017 and Summer 2018 at Media Center.
“The New Parliament: Mechanisms to Control the Authorities and Shape Counterbalance”.
14.12.2018
17:00
On December 14 Media Center initiated an online live debate at A1Plus pavilion on “The New Parliament: Mechanisms to Control the Authorities and Shape Counterbalance”.
Human Rights Violations in Penitentiary Institutions in 2017-2018
13.12.2018
11:00
The years long prevailing issues in penitentiary institutions remain unsolved. This was the note struck by public group of monitors conducting supervision over RA ministry of justice penitentiary institutions on December 13 Media Center discussion.
Human Rights in 2018: Annual Sum Up
12.12.2018
11:00
For 25-30 years issues related to human rights violations in Armenia have been in our spotlight: Such was the notice of Larisa Alaverdyan, head of “Fighting Against Violations of Law” NGO, first Ombudsperson of Armenia on December 12 at Media Center press conference.
Follow us on social networks
Registration of events
Services
Videos
Press Releases
Armenia-Turkey Events