• Public Monitoring Board supervising penitentiary institutions under the Ministry of Justice of Armenia

    Pushkin 3a, 2nd floor, room 5

    (+37410) 56 79 23


    The group was formed upon the orders of the Minister of Justice and complies with the principles of “The Regulations of Activities of a Public Monitoring Group at the Detention Facilities of Penal Services of the Ministry of Justice» of the Law of the Republic of Armenia «On the Custody of Detainees and Prisoners». In particular, according to the documents, the Group is authorized to supervise the protection of human rights and liberties of persons held in detention facilities. According to the regulations, the members of the Group have the right to free access to the penal institutions, acquire knowledge of the contents of various documents (as well as, upon the consent of the prisoner, the contents of his or her personal files and letters (except for secret documents)), examine the conditions at the institutions and meet with the prisoners. The members are elected for a three – year term.


    The Public Monitoring Board of the Ministry of Justice of Armenia was established in 2004.