Statement: Police violated the right to freedom of peaceful assemblies of dozens of protesters.
27.07.2016 | Position
On 27 July the Armenian police grossly violated and continue to violate the right to liberty and security of dozens of people. Over hundred persons were apprehended from the streets in Yerevan, police failed to notify them of any legal ground for deprivation of liberty.
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...
"Vardges Gaspari’s detention is not lawful": A.Danielyan
26.02.2016 | Interview
Interview with Arman Danielyan, Director of Civil Society Institute.
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.
"We consider that the actions of the Police of 23 June are taken as a whole unlawful". Ombudsman
06.07.2015 | Point of View
We expect detailed examination and proportional assessment not only from the Police, but also from the Special Investigative Service of the Republic of Armenia regarding all the unlawful actions of the police officers.
Release without delay all participants to peaceful assembly who are deprived of liberty in police. CSI statement
23.06.2015 | Position
"Police yet have to prove that the intervention into the enjoyment of the right to freedom of peaceful assembly was proportionate and necessary. At the moment it is clear that deprivation of liberty of the participants of the assembly is ungrounded and in violation of the law with the purpose to put pressure and intimidate the protestors",- says Artak Kirakosyan, Chairperson of the Civil Society Institute NGO.
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 Police Have Obviously Exceeded Their Authority”. CSI Statement
02.02.2015 | Position
On February 2, 2015 “Civil Society Institute” NGO issued a statement concerning the incident which had happened to the members of the “Founding Parliament” during the auto-rally to Artsakh. This incident is asssessed to be in violation of human rights and freedoms forbidden both under the RA and NKR Criminal Codes.
CSI calls upon the Police of Armenia to stop unlawful practice in order not to escalate the situation
16.01.2015 | Point of View
We call upon the Police of Armenia to stop such unlawful practice which impedes the enjoyment of the right of persons to freedom of assembly. Moreover, being provocative in its nature it escalates the situation even more.
Local EU Statement on Recent Cases of Violence against Civic Activists and Opposition Politicians
18.12.2014 | Point of View
The EU Delegation expresses its concern at recent incidents in Yerevan involving attacks on civic activists and opposition politicians. The EU Delegation calls upon the Armenian authorities to take prompt and decisive action to bring the perpetrators to justice without delay.