The death toll after April 5 ceasefire is mounting, officials say.
31.05.2016 | News
According to the information gathered by hra.am from official press-releases, published by the Armenian Ministry of Defence (http://www.mil.am) and NKR Defense Army (nkrmil.am) at least 17 more soldiers of the NKR Defence Army have been killed since April 5 as a result of cease-fire violations at the Line of Contact between Nagorno-Karabakh and Azerbaijan.
“We need nothing but some attention and appreciation from the state”, says the mother of a killed soldier.
24.11.2014 | Position
“Civil Society Institute has been the only organization in Armenia to remember the names of all the sons killed in ceasefire name by name… You cannot imagine the parents’ joy when they see their son’s name mentioned in the newspaper… ”, says Aghunik Ghukasyan, the President of the “Ceasefire։ The Pain of Human Loss” NGO.
Workshop for NGO’s on Organization Development, Planning and Management
05.09.2014 | Position
Civil Society Institute, Armenia organized a two-day Workshop on Organization Development, Planning and Management on August 29-30, 2014 in Tsakhkadzor, Armenia in the framework of the project “Assisting in development of sound civil society through strategic planning and implementation” funded by the Embassy of the Czech Republic.
Armenia urged to implement UPR commitments and recommendations
28.03.2013 | Position
Civil Society Institute (CSI), the Norwegian Helsinki Committee (NHC) and the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) have submitted a mid-term assessment (May 2010–December 2012) following recommendations by the United Nations Human Rights Council at Armenia’s Universal Periodic Review (UPR) in May 2010.
Human Rights in Armenia 2012: Army and Electoral Right
08.01.2013 | Point of View
“Nothing changes in the army system. We ring the bell, provide information...changes are only imitated but in reality everything stays as it was, there are no systemic changes, no legislative changes”, says Arthur Sakunts, President of Helsinki Citizens' Assembly Vanadzor branch (HCAV), summarizing the situation with human rights in the army.
The verdict on “Mataghis” case was announced
18.12.2012 | News
The Court acquitted Araik Zalyan, Razmik Sargysan and Musa Serobyan who were accused of murdering two of their fellow conscript soldiers in 2003 at Mataghis military unit.
No report was presented to the soldiers’ parents
18.09.2012 | Point of View
The joint reference submitted by the parents of the 8 servicemen died in the army in time of peace and the RA Human Rights Defender remained unreciprocated. Non formal working group established within the National Assembly with the aim to examine the breaches during the investigation of soldiers’ deaths cases presented neither clarifications nor reports to the parents within one year.
There is no significant progress in the fight against torture: who is guilty and what to do?
27.06.2012 | Point of View
On June 26, the International Day in Support of Victims of Torture, ՛՛Against Violation of Law՛՛ NGO and Civil Society Institute in cooperation with the Chamber of Advocates summoned a conference entitled “A World without Torture-2012”.
Complaint on violation of Gevorg Kotsinyan’s right to life will be sent to European Court of Human Rights
25.05.2012 | News
On 17 May, 2012 the Court of Cassation of the Republic of Armenia decided that the complaints brought by the sides of the case of military servant Gevorg Kotsinyan’s death be returned to the applicants.
“The brother of witness Arthur Mkrtchyan is taken as hostage by the military police”, says Rouben Martirosyan
16.05.2012 | News
On May 15, the regular hearings of the trial on the death of Artak Nazaryan, started but in reality did not take place in the First Instance Court of Tavush marz. At the beginning, the judge Samvel Mardanyan, postponed the session for 10 minutes, because defendant Haroutik Kirakosyan, who continues his military service and is not detained, was not brought to the court in time. The judge reprimanded the officials of the Military Police, who accompanied the defendant, for being late, who in their turn blamed the bad state of roads of Dilijan for their delay.