17.01.2017

A meeting with youth who have applied to participate in the frameworks of “Youth awareness rising about the electoral processes”


The “Rights Information Center” NGO launched the project “Youth awareness raising about the electoral processes” since December 1, 2016 with the assistance of the “European Endowment for Democracy” organization. In the frameworks of the project meetings were organized with the students of  Goris State University and Kapan branch of  National Polytechnic University of Armenia. 
The project objectives and activities were presented to the students during the meetings. After the project presentation many students expressed readiness to participate in the project.  As a result we have had 58 applications from Goris and Kapan.

17.08.2016

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.





14.06.2016

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.

02.06.2016

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.