Probation Officers participated in the training on “The activities of the State Probation Service”
27.02.2017 | News
On 25-26 February in Tsaghkadzor Marriott Hotel a training on “The activities of the State Probation Service”, organized by Civil Society Institute NGO with the financial support of UNDEF, took place. The head of the State Probation Service Arman Navasardyan, the probation officers and regional representatives of the State Probation Service participated in the training.
18.07.2016 | Position
CSI demands that the Armenian authorities comply with their domestic and international obligations to respect, protect and ensure human rights and fundamental freedoms even in the most difficult and tense situation. In the meantime, CSI condemns the use of any kind of violence and expects that...
Abuse of the Article 316 of the Armenian Penal Code to hinder the citizens rights
13.02.2016 | Position
FIDH and its member organisation in Armenia Civil Society Institute (CSI) would like to draw the attention to the case of "New Armenia" activist Gevorg Safaryan as an example demonstrating the misuse of the Penal Code by the law enforcement in order to exert pressure on activists.
Following the legislative reforms imprisonment will be considered as an exceptional measure
20.10.2015 | Position
Experts in the field of reforming the system of alternative sanctions and measures believe that change in the system depends on the radical changes in the legal framework regulating criminal justice system, in particular with establishing a probation service in Armenia.
EU-Armenia: Seeking More Efficient Support for Justice Sector Reform
22.05.2015 | Position
Ahead of the EU Eastern Partnership Summit, FIDH and its Armenian member organisation Civil Society Institute call on the EU to aim for more efficient support of the justice sector reform in Armenia. In its advocacy paper FIDH and CSI provide recommendations that would help promote reforms and reinforce the EU's monitoring tools used to assess their effectiveness.
Law enforcement bodies have not presented convincing grounds for detention, CSI Statement
15.04.2015 | Position
On April 15, 2015 Civil Society Institute NGO has disseminated a statement expressing its concern that law enforcement bodies had not provided convincing grounds for detention of the members of ''Founding Parliament '' (FP) and called upon RA authorities to immediately release detainees and respect their right to peaceful assembly.
The issues raised by the Council of Europe Commissioner on Human Rights have not been addressed yet
16.03.2015 | Point of View
Arman Danielyan, the director of “Civil Society Institute” NGO believes that the CoE Commissioner’s assessment is correct; however there is nothing new about the situation in Armenia in his report. “Similar reports are published quite often both by local and international organizations. Issues related to prevention of torture have been raised on numerous occasions...
Is a prison sentence always the solution?
10.02.2015 | Point of View
A new short animated film from Penal Reform International (PRI), looking at the damaging impact of the unnecessary use of imprisonment around the world and making the case for greater use of non-custodial measures.
European Court of Human Rights should strike a balance between freedom of expression and the fight against hate speech
29.01.2015 | Point of View
FIDH intervenes in the case of Perinçek v Switzerland before the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights and calls upon the Court to strike a balance between freedom of expression and the fight against hate speech.
“The Impunity Contributes to the Escalation of the Situation We are Facing Nowadays”
16.01.2015 | Interview
Interview with the member of UN Subcommittee on Prevention of Torture and Director of “Civil Society Institute” NGO Arman Danielyan.