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Armenian Activists Attempt to Break down the Stereotypes of Minorities
18.03.2015
12:30
The three-year Human Rights for Diversity and Equality Program launched in Armenia in January, 2015. It aims to enhance the protection of human rights in the country, with the target groups being sexual, religious and ethnic minorities.
Issues CoE Commissioner Pointed out Still Unsolved
16.03.2015
12:00
Though in his report Human Rights Commissioner Nils Muižnieks impartially focuses on the situation of human rights in Armenia, there are no actual positive shifts in the country, said human rights defenders at the Media Center hosted discussion.
Locals in Armavir Are Disappointed with Authorities and Opposition
11.03.2015
14:30
The upcoming local elections in Armavir on March 15 will presumably be held in rather unusual circumstances. Locals have no alternative to the current city head since the only candidate is Ruben Khlghatyan from the governing Republican Party.
People with Mental Illnesses Need a New Legal Framework
06.03.2015
11:00
It is necessary to provide a legal framework for restoring capacity of people who have previously been deprived of it, defining the incapacity period, as well regulating the application procedure to court for people who assumingly lack capacity, government and civil society representatives said at the Media Center discussion.
We Are Hostages of Eminent Domain: Residents
04.03.2015
11:00
The confrontation between Local Developers Company, owned by businessman Samvel Mayrapetyan, and residents of the buildings at 23, 25 Teryan Str. and 37 Lalayants Str. have come to a turning point. Local Developers Company – constructor of the buildings since 2007 – filed a lawsuit to move out residents of their flats. The residents, however, are determined to stand up and “vigorously struggle for” their property.
The Anti-Corruption Initiative Lacks Institutional Approach and Political Will
03.03.2015
11:00
The Government’s decision to establish an anti-corruption council chaired by the Armenian Prime Minister can hardly be an efficient tool and the council as such will not operate successfully unless there is an institutional approach. Such statement was made at the Media Center discussion.
March 1st Case Solved but Unpublicized
27.02.2015
11:00
The parents of the March 1 victims hopelessly think the March 1 case will not be solved and those guilty for the murder of ten people will not be punished under the current authorities in Armenia. The seven-year-long investigation, parents believe, is nothing but “an imitation.” They have decided not to go to the Special Investigation Service since they have stopped trusting it.
Establishing Pediatric Palliative Care in Armenia
26.02.2015
13:30
The concept of introducing pediatric palliative care appears to be gradually shaping in Armenia while palliative care for adults is becoming more available through availability of medicine and improvement regarding the policy, legislation and public awareness campaign, Armenian and foreign experts stated at the Media Center panel discussion.
Issues of Armenian Refugees from Azerbaijan after 27 Years
26.02.2015
11:00
After 27 years Armenian deportees from Azerbaijan still have to voice about the social problems, compulsory citizenship, isolation from the negotiations and political agenda.
Mining and Environmental Issues in Armenia: Construction of a New Tailing Pond of Akhtala Mining Plant
24.02.2015
12:00
The locals in Mets Ayrum, Lori Region, speak against the construction of a new tailing pond for Akhtala Mining Plant near the village because all the lands and pastures will be polluted by heavy metals, green activists say.
Review of the Activities of Lori Local Authorities
20.02.2015
13:00
The local authorities in Lori Region are willing to collaborate with the public sector. Several local authorities-related fields, however, have to still suffer a number of issues. Civil society and local government representatives shared their contradicting opinions at the Media Center initiated panel discussion in Vanadzor on February 20.
Over Seventy MPs of the National Assembly Are “Silent”
19.02.2015
12:00
During the sixth session the participation of the Armenian National Assembly in lawmaking has seen a 5% increase as compared with the previous session: the National Assembly-Government percentage correlation makes 10/90%. However, the Parliament has to still face a number of issues.
What Upshot Will the Political Tension in Armenia Have?
17.02.2015
12:30
Following the President Sargsyan’s scandalous speech about Gagik Tsarukyan, head of the Prosperous Armenia Party and the latter’s tough response, the political tension in Armenia has dramatically intensified and such escalation, the political experts and human rights defenders believe, is conditioned by the strife for power.
The Bill on Non-Governmental Organizations Restricts the Liberalization of NGOs
17.02.2015
11:00
The bill on non-governmental organizations intends to improve the working environment of NGOs and ensure the maximum liberalization of their activities which is restricted by the current legislation, representatives of non-governmental organizations stated at the Media Center panel discussion.
Law Enforcement Agencies Have Recently Taken More Rude and Radical Measures
16.02.2015
11:00
Human rights defenders have little hope for an unbiased internal investigation of the incident involving police officers and parents of soldiers killed not in action at Baghramyan Avenue on February 11.
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