“Europe Day is an opportunity to see the enormous work being carried out with the EU support”. A.Kirakosyan (photos)
25.05.2015 | News
Civil Society Institute (CSI) NGO participated in the information fair of the Europe Day presenting two projects supported by the EU – “Exclusion of forced confessions as a ground for fair trial” and “Coalition for Rebuilding of Trust in the South Caucasus”.
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.
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...
A Coordinated and Comprehensive Program is Needed to Increase Effectiveness of the Fight against Torture
22.01.2015 | Position
“The problem of torture is multilayered and it is impossible to solve it in one day. To solve the problem, of course, political will is needed, however, that is not enough. There is a need for coordinated actions in various areas...",- Mr. Arman Danieyan, President of Civil Society Institute stated in his 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.
CSI president Arman Danielyan is reelected in the UN Subcommittee on Prevention of Torture
29.10.2014 | News
Arman Danielyan, the President of Civil Society Institute NGO, was reelected as SPT member for four years’ term. SPT is one of the United Nations mechanisms directed to the prevention of torture and other forms of ill-treatment in Member States by visiting all places of detention in those States and examining the treatment of people held there.
Prevention of Torture: UN human rights body suspends Azerbaijan visit citing official obstruction
18.09.2014 | News
The delegation was prevented from visiting several places where people are detained and was barred from completing its work at other sites, despite repeated attempts to do so and assurances of unrestricted access to all places of deprivation of liberty by Azerbaijani authorities.
Conference and Rock Concert Against Torture and Impunity
27.06.2014 | Position
On 26 June, Civil Society Institute and Foundation Against Violation of Law NGOs organized a number of events to commemorate the United Nations’ International Day of Support to Victims of Torture. The organizations disseminated a joint announcement stating that the ineffective investigation and impunity have remained as a serious problem in cases of torture.
GrishaVirabyan’s case will be sent to new investigation
02.06.2014 | News
On May 22, the Court of first instance has granted Grisha Virabyan's claim, which requested to take into account the judgment of the ECHR against Armenia and recognize as ill-founded the 2005 decision to close Mr. Virabyan’s case on subjecting him to torture and send the case to proper pre-trial investigation.
A. Danielyan: «Europe Day is a good opportunity to show the work we have accomplished»
26.05.2014 | Position
«Europe Day is already a traditional holiday for all of us, and is also a good occasion to show the work we have accomplished. We've preferred to present ourselves in this format as we think every person should be aware of his/her basic rights while being in the police department in order to be safe and avoid torture», noted Arman Danielyan.