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Armenia Criticizes PACE over the Controversial Report on Karabakh
06.11.2015
12:00
The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe was heavily criticized in Armenia and Nagorno Karabakh following the approval of the controversial report on Karabakh at the PACE Committee on Political Affairs and Democracy. Criticisms are addressed to PACE and report author Robert Walter (United Kingdom), a rapporteur of the PACE Political Affairs Committee. The Armenian authorities, though, are also criticized, and the project’s approval is described as Yerevan’s diplomatic defeat.
What Violations Are Observed during the Referendum Campaign?
05.11.2015
12:00
The representatives of civil society organizations shared thoughts on the violations observed during the campaign for the upcoming referendum on constitutional changes.
Pros and Cons: Vanadzor Is Discussing the Constitutional Changes
03.11.2015
13:00
The discussion on the proposed constitutional changes which was held in Vanadzor on November 3 involved representatives of Lori-based NGOs, civil society organizations and party regional committees.
How Can the Parole System Be Improved in Armenia?
02.11.2015
17:38
The parole system in Armenia does not operate efficiently and requires serious changes, representatives of the Civil Society Institute Arman Danielyan and Anna Melikyan believe.
Voting with ID Cards: Path to Elections or Violations?
02.11.2015
12:00
The discussions on voting with ID cards – which involve the ruling Republican Party, opposition and civil society representatives - are still going on.
Armenia Sees an Increase of Economically Inactive Youth
29.10.2015
13:00
The number of registered job seekers in Armavir region totaled 5602 seeing an increase of 38 percent as compared with the previous year. The specialists, though, are concerned over the growing number of the economically inactive youth.
Public Discussion: Constitutional Changes in Armenia
27.10.2015
14:00
A public discussion "Constitutional Changes in Armenia and Specific Aspects of Proposed Governance Model" was held at the Ball Room, Congress Hotel.
The ECHR Judgement Was a Blow to the Criminalization of the Denial of the Armenian Genocide
26.10.2015
13:00
The judgment of the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) in the case of Perinçek v. Switzerland met the demands of Armenia which was involved in the trial as a third party. The judgement, though, can hardly be called a victory.
Will the Courts in Armenia Act in Line with the Constitutional Court's Ruling?
22.10.2015
13:00
The Constitutional Court ruled in favor of the right of mass media not to disclose their source of information, and this decision may become a positive precedent and minimize demands enforcement agencies set forth to media outlets to reveal their sources, said Artak Zeynalyan from the Rule of Law NGO.
Gaps in the Legislation and Violation of the Procurement Policy, Expert
22.10.2015
12:00
The centralization ration in the state procurement system is increasing while the competition is distorted, said Artak Manukyan from the Transparency International Anticorruption Center.
EU-Armenia Negotiations May Start by 2016
21.10.2015
13:00
EU and Armenia are likely to kickstart talks on a new agreement by the end of this year. The EU Council has adopted a mandate to open negotiations with Armenia. A series of meetings between Armenian authorities and EU officials will be held by the end of the year, said First Deputy Minister of Economy Garegin Melkonyan who currently coordinates the Armenia-EU negotiations.
Why Aren’t Lifers’ Cases Reinvestigated?
20.10.2015
12:00
In Armenia there is a lack of will to reinvestigate lifers’ cases, civil society representatives believe.
Discussion in Kapan: Constitutional Changes
16.10.2015
13:00
Representatives of Syunik-based NGOs, international organizations and state agencies participated in the discussion on the process and project of the constitutional changes.
Shant Harutyunyan's Case in ECHR: The Lawyer Hopes for a Positive Decision
15.10.2015
12:00
Shant Harutyunyan and friends (referred to as a case “Shant Harutyunyan + 10”) have lodged an application to the European Court of Human Rights to subsequently have the case registered within 15 days.
Hot Discussion: The Constitutional Changes Aim to "Concentrate Resources"
13.10.2015
12:00
The constitutional changes are illegitimate since the majority of Armenia’s population is not interested and does not feel the importance of the process. Various surveys document the same results. The changes are undertaken by the authorities who seek to only stay in power and concentrate the power in one person’s hands, believe publicist Zara Hovhannisyan and lawyer Armineh Arakelyan.
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