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Public Discussion. Draft of New Electoral Code and Issues of Realization of Electoral Right in Armenia
15.03.2016
15:00
A public discussion entitled “Draft of New Electoral Code and Issues of Realization of Electoral Right in Armenia” was at the Congress Hotel, Yerevan.
Publishing Signed Voting Lists Is Not Anti-Constitutional, Experts
14.03.2016
13:00
The draft Election Code does not include proposals by the opposition and civil society. Particularly, the new document does not contain any provision on publishing signed voting lists, which the authors explain as a requirement of the RA Constitutional Court that considers publishing of voting lists as anti-constitutional. The opposition, though, insists that the decision of the Constitutional Court does not restrict the option of publishing voting lists.
Shirak Sees an Increased Number of Job Seekers
11.03.2016
11:00
The number of registered job seekers in Shirak Region has surged from 9000 to 15.400 in a year. In the meantime, the Government’s employment programs continue their activities in the region, with positive results being observed: within the last year’s programs by the Employment State Agency 563 people in Gyumri found jobs while 254 people were involved in the seasonal programs. These numbers in total, however, make 5.30 percent of all registered job seekers in the region.
The Draft Election Code Has Controversial Provisions for Observers and Media
10.03.2016
11:00
The Media Center held a discussion on the possible limitations media and observers will have to face with the adoption of the New Election Code.
When Will the Non-Combat Deaths Be Uncovered?
09.03.2016
11:00
The Media Center hosted a press conference on the cases of non-combat deaths in the Armenian Army and their investigation. The press conference featured Avetik Ishkhanyan from Helsinki Citizens’ Committee and mothers of deceased soldiers Valerik Muradyan and Artur Ghazaryan- Nana Muradyan and Inga Ghazaryan.
The Gender Pay Gap in Armenia Is 35.9%
07.03.2016
11:00
In Armenia, men get higher monthly average salary, and it is observed in all economic sectors. The pay gap is 35.9 percent.
DISCUSSION: HOW TO SOLVE THE PROBLEM OF TRANSPORTATION OF SCHOOLCHILDREN AND TEACHERS IN LORI?
04.03.2016
13:00
Despite the fact that according to the accounting of Lori Regional Administration about 100 million AMD is necessary annually for solving the transportation of schoolchildren and teachers in the marz, only 278 thousand AMD is provided by the state budget for this purpose. The amount of the money has not changed during the last ten years and, in spite of real needs, the regional administration did not even try to demand more money from the Ministry of Finance when they submitted the annual budget. So the provided money is distributed among the four schools of the marz to solve the transportation problem of schoolchildren attending those schools only.
The MC Interview Program Hosts Levon Barseghyan
03.03.2016
16:00
Levon Barseghyan from Asparez Journalists’ Club, Gyumri shared thoughts on the political situation in the country, civil society issues, Pemyakov’s trial, general elections and escalation along the Azerbaijani border.
The Parliament Has Turned into the Government's Extension, Lawmakers
03.03.2016
13:00
During the eighth session the Fifth Armenian Parliament adopted four times more laws at special parliamentary meetings than the lawmakers managed to adopt during the whole session. 90 out of 112 legislative amendments were adopted at special meetings, with lawmakers initiating only 8 /7%/ laws.
Political Will Is a Must to Solve the March 1 Case, Jhangiryan
01.03.2016
12:00
Though some eight years have passed since the dramatic events on March 1, 2008, those guilty of the murder of ten people are not found and convicted, said Gagik Jhangiryan.
Interview: Artur Sakunts
29.02.2016
17:00
The Media Center hosted Artur Sakunts from Vanadzor Office of the Helsinki Citizens' Assembly.
THE DEADLINE HAS PASSED: THE OPPOSITION AND THE CIVIL SOCIETY IS NOT FAMILIAR WITH THE DRAFT ELECTION CODE
29.02.2016
14:00
Though the new Election Code is to be drafted according to President Serzh Sargsyan’s decision and introduced to the Parliament no later than March 1, the opposition, civil society representatives and even experts know little about the provisions of the document.
EXPERTS: ARMENIA SHOULD INTRODUCE AN INSTITUTE OF BUSINESS OMBUDSMAN
26.02.2016
14:00
Armenia needs a business ombudsman to improve the effective protection of the interests of business in the country. Besides, the NGOs defending the interests of business should activate the work with government bodies.
Vardges Gaspari Is a Victim of Political Repression. Rights Defenders
24.02.2016
13:00
Human rights defenders refuse to agree with the official explanation for civic activist Vardges Gaspari’s detention. They describe the detention as “an illegal and unreasonable act” and Gaspari is detained for his political views.
Armenia Needs an Anti-Discrimination Law. Rights Defenders
24.02.2016
11:00
The Media Center hosted a discussion on the recent violence acts against sexual minority representatives and attitudes of the law enforcement and health sectors.
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