ARMENIA

Overview

Armenia (Հայաստան, Hayastan), officially the Republic of Armenia (Հայաստանի Հանրապետություն, Hayastani Hanrapetut’yun), is a sovereign state in the South Caucasus region of Eurasia. Located in Western Asia, on the Armenian Highland.

The population of Armenia, as of January 1, 2016, is 2,998,600 people. The country’s area is 29,743 km². According to some sources, Armenia ranks at 136 in the world in terms of population and 138 in terms of territory. Nearly 95% of the population are Christians.

Capital: Yerevan
Official language:  Armenian

ISHR Armenia Section

The Armenian section of the ISHR was founded in 2007 by journalists, activists and other people that shared same ideas. In 2008 it was registered in Armenia Ministry of Justice as the international Non-Governmental Organization.

For eight years, the ISHR Armenian section is actively engaged in human rights activities in Armenia and in cooperation with other sections of the ISHR. The activities supported by the Armenian section are following the principle of protection and support to the more vulnerable parts of society, which are often not in the public spotlight, our members, journalists actively shed light on such problems and had success in the protection of the rights of these people.

ISHR Armenia is engaged in human rights activities carried out with the help of donors and volunteers. We are protecting the rights of refugees, people with disabilities, implemented the project “Awareness about the rights of disabled persons in Armenia”, published the book “Employment of rights and benefits of persons with disabilities in Armenia”.

Since 2011, we have addressed the protection of the rights of laborers, and created the site www.ishryouth.am. We also implemented a social care project for elderly people with the financial support of the German Embassy in Armenia. Members of our section are mainly active in the social processes in Armenia, defending and supporting justice and democratic values in the country.

Reports

Human rights work with young adults from the Eastern Partnership
Armenian Police Brutality
Source: VartanM. with inset from: K.Musser. Via Wikimedia Commons
Conflict Zone: Nagorno-Karabakh

News

Wechange eG invites young people to participate in the "Digital Natives" exchange

Wechange eG invites young people to participate in the “Digital Natives” exchange

Wechange aims to bring together people from Germany and Russia, with and without experience in international project work, with the exchange "Digital Natives" The programme combines three goals: firstly, raising ...
ISHR Fair Trial Monitoring in Armenia continues

ISHR Fair Trial Monitoring in Armenia continues

While a long-standing and successful fair trial monitoring project in Ukraine was put on hold due to the war, the Armenian section of ISHR, which recently joined the Ukrainian project ...
Armenian PM wins case against Armenia in Strasbourg court

Armenian PM wins case against Armenia in Strasbourg court

Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan has won a case against the Armenian state in the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) over his imprisonment a decade before coming to power. ...
Monitoring of the criminal case on the organization and participation in mass riots and robbery (hearing 12/15/2021).

Monitoring of the criminal case on the organization and participation in mass riots and robbery (hearing 12/15/2021).

On December 15, 2021, at the court of first instance in the city of Yerevan, a hearing was held on the application of detention in custody of N. Mantashyan. Since ...
UN International Court of Justice ruled on temporary measures related to claims of Armenia and Azerbaijan against each other

UN International Court of Justice ruled on temporary measures related to claims of Armenia and Azerbaijan against each other

The UN International Court of Justice demanded that Armenia and Azerbaijan suppress incitement to racial hatred and manifestations of discrimination. UN International Court of Justice ruled on temporary measures related ...
Monitoring of the criminal proceedings in the case of Armen Charchyan (session 11.02.2021)

Monitoring of the criminal proceedings in the case of Armen Charchyan (session 11.02.2021)

On 11.02.2021, a hearing on the criminal case of Armen Charchyan was held in the court of first instance of the city of Yerevan. He was charged under paragraph 2 ...
Monitoring of the Manuk Avetisyan case (hearing on 11.23.2021)

Monitoring of the Manuk Avetisyan case (hearing on 11.23.2021)

Manuk Avetisyan is accused of the fact that according to the decision of the Government of the Republic of Armenia No. 1586-N dated September 27, 2020, he was part of ...
Monitoring of the civil procedure in the case of the Institute of Geophysics and Engineering Seismology (court hearing on October 27, 2021)

Monitoring of the civil procedure in the case of the Institute of Geophysics and Engineering Seismology (court hearing on October 27, 2021)

On October 27, 2021, in the court of general jurisdiction of the Shirak region of the Republic of Armenia, a court hearing was held on the claim of Karlen Ghazaryan ...
UN Committee recommends Ukraine to protect journalists and Armenia not to oppress protesters

UN Committee recommends Ukraine to protect journalists and Armenia not to oppress protesters

The UN Human Rights Committee has published its findings on Armenia, Germany and Ukraine. Its members, among other things, recommended that Germany limit the surveillance of citizens, they called on ...
Monitoring of civil proceedings on the collection of fines and penalties for unpaid leave (court hearing on 10.28.2021)

Monitoring of civil proceedings on the collection of fines and penalties for unpaid leave (court hearing on 10.28.2021)

Monitoring of civil proceedings on the collection of fines and penalties for unpaid leave (court hearing on 10.28.2021) On October 28, 2021 In the court of first instance in Yerevan, ...
Monitoring of the criminal proceedings in the case of M. Sahakyan and S. Sargsyan (session 10.20.2021).

Monitoring of the criminal proceedings in the case of M. Sahakyan and S. Sargsyan (session 10.20.2021).

Monitoring of the criminal proceedings in the case of M. Sahakyan and S. Sargsyan (session 10.20.2021). On October 20, 2021, a hearing on the criminal case of Mais Sahakyan and ...
Monitoring of the criminal proceedings in the case of Gevorg Navoyan and Anahit Grigoryan (session 10.08.2021).

Monitoring of the criminal proceedings in the case of Gevorg Navoyan and Anahit Grigoryan (session 10.08.2021).

Monitoring of the criminal proceedings in the case of Gevorg Navoyan and Anahit Grigoryan (session 10.08.2021). On October 8, 2021, a hearing on the criminal case of Gevorg Navoyan and ...
ISHR launched a new project "Strengthening the rule of law in Armenia and Ukraine"

ISHR launched a new project “Strengthening the rule of law in Armenia and Ukraine”

ISHR launched a new project "Strengthening the rule of law in Armenia and Ukraine" On October 16, 2021, an International Conference was held in Kiev, dedicated to the launch of ...
Appeal to the Republic of Armenia and the Republic of Azerbaijan

Appeal to the Republic of Armenia and the Republic of Azerbaijan

In a letter to the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev and the President of the Republic of Armenia Armen Vardanovich Sargsyan, the International Society for Human Rights ...
New skirmishes between Armenia and Azerbaijan

New skirmishes between Armenia and Azerbaijan

Azerbaijan’s youth demonstrate for war. “End quarantine-begin war,” so to read on their demo banners. 75 years after the end of the Second World War, modern, educated youth take to ...
Protest Action in front of the Belarusian Embassy in support of the 3 Arrested Civil Society Partners in Belarus

Protest Action in front of the Belarusian Embassy in support of the 3 Arrested Civil Society Partners in Belarus

In the period of 5 to 7 September, three Belarusian public figures, Irina Sukhiy, Andrei Yahorau and Stanislava Husakova, members of the Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum, were arrested. Protest ...
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