"Vardges Gaspari’s detention is not lawful": A.Danielyan
26.02.2016 | Interview
Interview with Arman Danielyan, Director of Civil Society Institute.
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.
Until the Paymasters are Punished there will be Attempts of Silencing People by Committing Acts of Violence
12.12.2014 | Point of View
On December 11, 2014 in the evening oppositionist politician Aram Manukyan, Secretary of Armenian National Congress Parliamentary Faction, was battered at the entrance to his house. According to the representatives of ANC, the unknown person was of mid height and wore a hat. He hit the parliamentary in the face without saying a word.
CSI has reported against the actions of Vagharsh Abrahamyan, the Head of the Gold Market
01.10.2014 | Position
On 1 October CSI reported to the Chief of Armenian Police and the Prosecutor on the events which had taken place several days before at Gold Market in M. Khorenatsi Street. It was claimed in the report to properly assess Head of the Market Vagharsh Abrahamyan’s actions and take measures within the jurisdiction including the institution of the criminal case.
“We have the right to freedom of speech, but we don’t have leverage to influence”
16.01.2014 | Interview
Interview with Artak Kirakosyan, Chairman of the Board of the Civil Society Institute NGO
Human Rights in Armenia 2012: right to property, freedom of speech and environmental issues
28.12.2012 | Point of View
Although the number of victims of expropriation of property for the state needs has not increased in the past year, no progress was made in the protection of the right to property through 2012. “No expropriation decisions have been made as there are no areas for expropriation left in the down town of Yerevan”, says Sedrak Baghdasaryan, Chairman of the NGO “Victims of State Needs”.
Pressure towards media intensifies during the elections: Expert
22.10.2012 | News
In July-September of this year situation with the freedom of speech and press was tense in Armenia. The Committee to Protect Freedom of Expression has recorded 16 cases of violation.
No one is accused in the cases of hindrance to the professional activities of journalists on May 6
22.06.2012 | News
In the three criminal cases instituted on the cases of hindrance to the professional activities of journalists in Gyumri on the day of Parliamentary Elections there are no suspects and no one is arrested so far, nobody is charged. This was reported by the RA Special Investigation Service in respond to the written inquiry of www.hra.am.
CSI Demands an Investigation into Occasion of Unlawful Interference by Police
04.04.2012 | News
Civil Society Institute demands proper investigation on the occasion of unjustified interference with the fundamental freedoms of the individual and punish the offender officials in order to deter repetition of such incidents in future.
National Commission on Television and Radio did not ensured the rights of Armenian taxpayers
26.03.2012 | News
“In case of various infringement of the law in television broadcasting, including lack of pluralism, violations of advertising law, not fulfilling the requirements of the legislation on Armenian Language and ignoring the ethical rules the results of the monitoring of TV and Radio companies activities carried out by the NCTR were extremely insufficient”- noted Karen Andreasyan, Human Rights Defender in Armenia. He assesses the RA National Commission on Television and Radio activities (NCTR) in 2011.