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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.
Village Consolidation Referendum: CEC Describes the Process Positive while Observers Reported Violations
19.05.2015
11:00
The Central Electoral Commission informs no violation was reported at the May 17 referendum held in three regions in Armenia. Meanwhile, the Head of the Electoral Systems Center which observed the referendum speaks about the observed violations and his concerns.
Syunik Is for Village Consolidation but It Views the Process Risky
15.05.2015
12:30
Locals in Syunik Region speak for the village consolidation program by the Armenian Government. Heads of villages included in the program believe the process will lead to more developed communities and tackle infrastructure issues.
Armenia - Turkey Ararat Valley Instead of Silicon Valley
13.05.2015
11:30
The projects bridging the IT sectors in Armenia and Turkey – with five teams of young entrepreneurs actively collaborating – were wrapped up at the Media Center hosted press conference, with an awarding ceremony following.
Hot Discussion: How to Tax Resident Companies Transporting Armenian Labor
11.05.2015
12:00
The recent proposed amendments to the laws on income tax and profit tax define that the resident companies in Armenia which take Armenian citizens to foreign countries to work may pay income and profit taxes to the state budget. The bill remains in the spotlight.
Bologna Reforms in Armenia Have Seen No Progress
07.05.2015
12:00
The Bologna process has been carried out in Armenia since 2005, with a lot of people not really understanding the process as such. Neither students nor faculties are well aware of the reforms, experts believe.
Is the Police Head’s Decision Lawful?
06.05.2015
12:00
The Public Monitoring Group on the Detention Facilities has filed a motion to the Administrative Court to appeal the Police Head’s decision not to include advocates in the monitoring group issued in 2005.
The Elections in Nagorno Karabakh Were Fair and Transparent: US Observers
06.05.2015
10:30
The observers from the USA are impressed with the professionalism and transparency the May 3 parliamentary elections in Nagorno Karabakh (NKR) were held with. The elections were conducted in a fair, transparent, competitive and accurate manner, consistent with the international standards, said the observers of the US monitoring delegation.
Armenian Mass Media Is Controlled and Not Free
05.05.2015
12:00
Regardless of the widespread availability of the online media, press in Armenia remains mostly dependent. Controlled by the authorities or various political powers, mass media often adopt this or that political direction. Control over media is crucial for authorities since it is one of the cornerstones for the political administration.
Prejudice Hinders the Selling of Products Created by Disabled People in Martuni
04.05.2015
13:00
Though great efforts are made to create job opportunities for disabled people in Martuni, Gegharkunik, prejudice hinders projects to achieve the main goal.
Rights Defenders Accuse the Special Investigation Service of “Biased” and “Unfair” Investigation
04.05.2015
12:00
The Special Investigation Service (SIS) does not conduct an unbiased and fair investigation of cases which involve officials who allegedly have exerted physical and psychological violence on civilians, rights defenders said at the Media Center hosted press conference.
Relations between the Armenian and Turkish Societies Have Risen to a New Level
30.04.2015
18:00
Following Ankara’s sharp reaction to the statements made by the foreign presidents who took part in the Armenian Genocide Centennial events, the Armenian-Turkish official relations may become increasingly tense. The public ties between the two countries, though, have risen to a new level, judging by the commemoration events held in different cities through Turkey.
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