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Turkey Has Plunged into a Political Crisis
16.06.2015
13:30
The parliamentary elections in Turkey evolved into a political crisis. The ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) won the elections but it lost the majority in the parliament. In a serious situation, AKP is searching for possibilities to build a coalition with other political forces in the parliament.
Lawyers Demand a Charge Be Brought against the Deputy Minister of Labor and Social Issues
15.06.2015
11:00
The recent developments in the case of Byureghavan boarding school were discussed with lawyer Tigran Hayrapetyan and Heriknaz Tigranyan, legal advisor at the Transparency International Anticorruption Center.
The Authorities Neglect the Possibility of Investigating Cases of Prisoners Sentenced to Life Imprisonment
12.06.2015
11:00
The investigation of cases with newly revealed circumstances is a matter of political decision and we must work in that direction, said the rights defenders at the Media Center hosted press conference.
New Findings on the Possible Electricity Price Hike
10.06.2015
11:00
The planned electricity price hike and the current tariff of 41 drams are not justified since the Public Services Regulatory Commission has inflated the expenses of the Electric Networks of Armenia which are included in the tariff.
Noncompetitive Elections with Many Violations
09.06.2015
13:00
The June 7 local elections in 32 communities throughout Armenia were generally noncompetitive. The observers, however, reported a series of violations.
The Subsoil Exploitation Isn’t Economically Well-Grounded
05.06.2015
12:00
The main environmental issues still unresolved in Armenia are the subsoil exploitation, waste management and poor condition of Ararat artesian basin. The problems affect the environment and human health, green activists said at the Media Center.
Local Elections: Disappointed People and Passive Opposition
05.06.2015
11:00
Political forces consider local elections important. Few of the opposition, however, run for the posts at local governments. The same situation is observed during the pre-election period of the June 7 elections.
More Attention to Choral Art in Armenia
03.06.2015
12:00
The Association of Armenian Choirmasters launched a large-scale festival campaign in all the regions of Armenia. On May 27 Gavar, Gegharkunik, hosted “Armenia- My World” children’s festival which involved 12 choirs.
What Will Enhance Effective Child Protection in the Regions?
01.06.2015
11:00
Day care centers and social workers will promote effective child protection in regions. Of no less importance is to protect rights of children deprived of education possibilities and ensure a child’s care and upbringing in a family.
EU Association Agreement as a Basis for a New Agreement between Armenia and EU
29.05.2015
12:30
At the 2013 Vilnius Summit Armenia – unlike Ukraine, Georgia and Moldova – did not sign the EU Association Agreement following its joining the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU). Brussels and Yerevan, though, intend to sign a new agreement which will be based on the previously drafted variant and will embrace the new realities as well, namely Armenia’s commitments to the EEU.
What Is the Main Cause of Explosions at Gas Filling Stations?
29.05.2015
11:00
In ninety percent of explosions at liquefied natural gas filling stations drivers are guilty since there is improper operation of gas cylinders installed in cars or cylinders are not timely taken to examination.
Armenia Could Expect Little from the Riga Summit
27.05.2015
13:00
Following the EU Eastern Partnership Summit in Riga, Brussels and Yerevan confirmed their readiness to continue the dialogue for visa facilitation and development of a new agreement, say the Armenian participants of the recent Eastern Partnership Civil Forum in Riga.
Anti-Discrimination Law Will Create Equal Opportunities for the Society
25.05.2015
12:00
Any individual in Armenia – regardless of the affiliation to a minority or social group – may suffer discrimination. Thus, an anti-discrimination law will enhance the protection of discrimination victims’ rights, civil society representatives and rights defenders believe.
The Family of a Victim of Domestic Violence Demand Justice
22.05.2015
11:00
The family of Diana Nahapetyan, 35, who was stabbed by the husband three years ago, still cannot achieve justice and punishment for her husband Volodya Muradyan.
Civil Society’s Proposal for Effective Investigation of Torture Cases
21.05.2015
09:00
Media Center, May 21, 2015: Rights defenders, officials and international experts shared insights on torture prevention, protection of torture victims’ rights and effective investigation in Armenia.
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