The human rights protection in 25-year-old independent Armenia is still far from being proper. There are numerous cases of human rights violations in public, social, political and economic spheres. This is the opinion of human rights defenders who participated in a discussion on the current issues and challenges of human rights protection on September 20 at Media Center.
“The case of murder of the Avetisyans is not completely exposed yet”. Arthur Sakunts, Representative of the Successor of the Avetisyans, human Rights Defender, said this during the discussion at Media Center.
Media Center, July 19, Yerevan: The lack of timely and sufficient coverage of the armed attack by TV channels led to the deepening of the gap between the public and the governmenton the one hand, and the interested audience moved to the online media field on the other hand. Boris Navasardyan, Chairman of Yerevan Press Club, said this during the discussion on “How did the Arenian media cover the armed attack in Yerevan” at Media Center on July 19.
During the last two days, the civil activists were detained and taken not to the police station but to the Unit of Police Forces: Human rights defenders said this during the discussion at Media Center.
“It is unacceptable to solve internal issues armed with weapons. It was unexpected that they did such a thing.” This is the opinion of Avetik Ishkhanyan, President of Armenian Helsinki Committee, who participated in the discussion at Media Center.
Turkey’s failed military coup would be revealed in the political life of the country for a long time. “Aftershocks” are possible in the near future and the Turkish political leadership, represented by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will be busy with internal problems, so they would not be much active in the regional issues. Turkey lost its ambitious positions in the region as a result of domestic political instability.
“The Ministry of Finance aims to provide funds to the state budget and that is why it proposed a suspension of recreation component of the social package for state employees," Mane Tandilyan, member of “Bright Armenia” Party, said this during the discussion on “Suspension of Recreation Component from the Social Packages: Causes and Consequences” at Media Center.
The results of the summit of NATO that took place in Warsaw on July 8-9 have been the subject for different discussions and comments not only among the Armenian experts and politicians but also in the media field.
Erdogan was led by a well-known principle: "If you cannot cut your opponent's hand, then kiss it and put it on your forehead." This opinion was expressed by Republican MP Shirak Torosyan during the discussion at Media Center.
During the complete transition to the new Constitution, which will be held in April 2018, when the president will lay down its powers and the state will pass to the parliamentary form of governance, some shocks may occur. RA MP Edmon Marukyan thinks so.
Head of European Union (EU) Delegation to Armenia, Ambassador Piotr Świtalski presented the foreign policy and global security strategy of the European Union during the press conference at Media Center.
The new Draft Tax Code has been at the core of criticism among public, political and professional circles but was adopted by the first reading at the National Assembly. In fact, it is the constitution of the business world and it needs significant corrections and conceptual changes.
“It is very hard to explain to my clients that if torture was used against him, it is necessary to apply, fight and demand that the perpetrators be prosecuted and one out of 10 agree to do that,” Advocate Hayk Alumyan said during the discussion at Media Center.