17.08.16

The statistics of military court cases in courts of Syunik region in the period of June-July 2016

Compared to previous months, in June-July 2016 in courts of General Jurisdiction of Syunik region, cases about military personnel started to take place intensively.
Within the framework of the project "Free legal aid to conscripts", monitoring activities are continuing in the courts by the Rights Information Center NGO.
According to the Judicial Information System (datalex.am), 150 cases were scheduled in the Courts of General Jurisdiction of Syunik region for the period of June-July 2016.
In the mentioned period, 71 cases took place. 43 cases out of 71 took place for the first time and they were mainly about the RA Criminal Code 177, 359, 358, 360, 364 part 1 articles.
As in previous months, in June-July 2016 the major obstacle about monitoring is the fact, that the trial is scheduled in Syunik region, but in general it takes place in Stepanakert.





14.06.16

Discussion about free legal assistance in Syunik region


On June 14, 2016 a round table discussion took place in the Rights Information Center NGO about Free Legal Assistance Issues in the Syunik region. The debate were attended by attorney Gagik Babayan, Goris Garrison Military Prosecutor Sergei Khachatryan, representatives from Goris Press Club, "Sharavigh" Journalists Club. The main topic of the discussion were the issues of free legal assistance to conscripts that are investigated in general courts of Syunik region. Were also discussed some systemic problems in the public defense system in Syunik region. We plan to organize similar discussions, with the participation of public defenders, lawyers, experts and other professionals. The debates will be broadcast live.

02.06.16

The statistics of military court cases in courts of Syunik region in the period of April-May 2016


Whitin the framework of the project "Free legal aid to conscripts" monitoring activities are continuing in the courts by the Rights Information Center NGO. According to the Judicial Information System (datalex.am), 81 cases were scheduled in the Court of General Jurisdiction of Syunik region (Kapan) for the period of April-May 2016. In the mentioned period only 7 cases took place.
As a result of 2 cases, a verdict was made(RA Criminal Code Article 177, Paragraph 2, Part 3, Paragraph 2, 177 part 1.3 / theft).
At 5 court cases (Article 365 of the criminal code of 3.177 Part 2 Paragraph 3, 177 part 1, 182 part 1, part 2, point 3, 38-177, 361 part, 359 part 1, part 2, 371, 359 part 2 point 4) no decisions have been made yet. According to the NGO studies and surveys, the cancellation of the lawsuits was mainly due to the strengthened regime of the service at the Armenian-Azerbaijan border. As a result of this situation, conscripts are not able to participate in the juridical cases.


01.06.16

Past Projects

1. 01.09.2013-01.09.2015 Community budget monitoring
In 6 communities of Syunik region were set up monitoring teams which have participated in the monitoring of the budget and ensuring transparency expenditure . As a result, in 6 communities 38 million dram has been economized.

2.01.12.2012-01.03.2013 Our vote worths more.
Towards the presidential elections were organized debates, raised human awerness.


3.01.03.2012-01.06.2012Fair elections 
Promotion of youth participation in the parliamentary elections and the voting rights awareness


4.01.12.2011-01.03.2012  The information as a community development tool 
In 10 rural communities have been created blog-sites by young people.


5.01.10.2011-31.03.2012Fair trial through the Local Media 
Protection of the interests of the military courts: military courts in Syunik region.


6.01.05.2011-31.12.2012 Monitoring as a means of protecting rights 
The human rights system development in Syunik region: young people from Syunik.


7.20.12.2010-20.04.2011թ Youth for rights protection 
Activation of the human rights activities of young people, from Syunik region: 55-60 students from universities of Syunik: Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports


8.01.10.2009-01.07.2010թթ Monitoring of free legal aid 
Provision of affordable Legal Aid in the courts of Syunik region free legal assistance to the citizens who need it : US Embassy


9. 01.01.2009-01.01.2010թթSelf-government trancparensy in communities 
Provision of citizens participation in the activities of local governments: rural communities of Syunik region: MATRA KAP Programm, Embassy of Niderlands:


10.01.12.2007- 30.07.2008թթ Public monitoring for rights protection
Monitoring was implemented in police departments of Syunik region, was published a report, citizens were informed about their rights. USAID, Counterpart:


11.18.12.2007 10.02.2008թթ. Youth Initiatives for the Future 
Activation of youth participation in the presidential elections of 2008: 12 young people from the communities of Syunik region. "Youth Event organizing center" SNCO


12. 2007 January-MayLook at Future 
About 800 young people were informed on electoral process of upcoming parliamentary elections: USAID, Counterpart


13.2006 թ April-May Democratic self-governing 
Goris community council's transparency: Goris local councils, people: Counterpart


14.2005-2006  Support to the development of civil initiatives in Syunik region 
In 24 communities of Syunik region were developed participatory strategic plans. World Bank, OSI


15.2003-2004  Legal assistance to local self-government 
Training of local government employees, ensure budget transparency: 72 employees from 24 communities of Syunik region. USAID World Learning.

16.2003-2004  Support to human rights protection in Syunik region. Provides access to information about human rights: 9 residents of the most remote communities of Goris. World Vision Armenia


17.2002-2003 Healthy future. Rights protection of 350 schoolchildren from Goris. World Vision Armenia

18. 2001-2002Freedom Bell . Covering the basics of human rights in schools, 750 students from 6 schools in Goris: USAID World Learning

19.04.16

The statistics of military court cases in courts of Syunik region in the period of February-March 2016

Whitin the framework of the project "Free Legal Aid to Conscripts "the monitoring groups have started their work in courts. According to the datalex.am were scheduled 106 cases in the Court of General Jurisdiction of Syunik region (Kapan), and 10 cases in Goris for the period of February- March 2016. 31% of the cases investigated within the mentioned period are related to Article 358 of the RA Criminal Code, that is, violent acts committing or threating against the superior. 23% of the cases are related to Article 359 of the RA Criminal Code, that is, breaking the regulations of relationships among the conscripts due to lack of inferiority relations (subordination) among them. 46% of the cases are related to the RA Criminal Code Articles 363-1, 177, 360-1, 364-1, 364.2-1, 361. As a result of the preliminary analysis it is clear that in the military units are dominant the issues related to interpersonal relations between superiors and conscripts.


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