Parliament of R. Moldova votes to declare Moldova a “captured state”

Parliament of R. Moldova votes to declare Moldova a “captured state” A draft decision to recognize the Republic of Moldova as a “captured state” was adopted by the votes of 61 attending MPs at the June 7 parliamentary sitting, IPN reports. The draft was introduced in the agenda by Zinaida Grecheanyi, the elected Speaker of Parliament. “The Plahotniuc regime is the most sinister page in the history of the Republic

Report: the Right to a fair trial in Ukraine. 2018

Report: the Right to a fair trial in Ukraine. 2018 In 2018, the International Society for Human Rights continued to monitor the observance of the right to a fair trial in Ukraine. During the reporting period, we were able to significantly increase our activities. Compared to 2017, the number of trials, which are monitored, has doubled (from 9 to 18 cases). The number of regions covered by monitoring increased

Velvet Revolution in Armenia: April-May 2018

Velvet Revolution in Armenia: April-May 2018 Demonstrators protesting in front of a public radio station in Yerevan on April 14, 2018. Photo credit: Ավետիսյան91 via Wikimedia Commons A historic sudden shift in the politics of Armenia took place through a non-violent, so-called ‘Velvet (or Love) Revolution’ over April and May this year. The leader of the revolution, Nikol Pashinyan, was elected Prime Minister in snap

U.S. Rock Star Hails ‘Beautiful Revolution’ In Armenia

          U.S. Rock Star Hails ‘Beautiful Revolution’ In Armenia Serj Tankian, a prominent Armenian-American rock musician, received a hero’s welcome late on Monday after arriving in Armenia to show support for the protest movement led by Nikol Pashinian. Tankian saluted the “beautiful revolution” as he addressed thousands of mostly young people in Yerevan’s central Republic Square, the main venue of massive anti-government protests

Pashinian Elected Armenian PM

          Pashinian Elected Armenian PM The Armenian parliament voted to elect opposition leader Nikol Pashinian prime minister on Tuesday nearly one month after he launched sustained anti-government protests that led to resignation of Armenia’s longtime leader, Serzh Sarkisian. Pashinian was backed by 59 of the 105 members of the National Assembly. They included 13 lawmakers representing Sarkisian’s Republican Party of Armenia (HHK). Forty-two

Institute of the Ombudsman in the Republic of Belarus: position of the Belarusian Section of the ISHR

Institute of the Ombudsman in the Republic of Belarus: position of the Belarusian Section of the ISHR In the Republic of Belarus there is currently no ombudsman institution, which is the most important element in the national system for the protection of human rights. The first attempt to approve such an institution in the Republic of Belarus was made in 1996, when the Law “On the Commissioner for Human Rights

Ukraine: Appropriate length of legal proceedings, especially for minors

Ukraine: Appropriate length of legal proceedings, especially for minors The implementation of the right to an objective, judicial process as well as a legitimate and fair judgment remains a difficult challenge for all states of the former Soviet Union, including Ukraine. This does not only concern the conviction of innocent people or the promulgation of manifestly unfair trials, but also endlessly protracted legal proceedings, which result in defendants waiting

Moldova, A ‘Hijacked’ Country

Moldova, A "Hijacked" Country Corruption and political impotence have transformed the small Moldova into a serious threat to the entire European continent. The Slum of Europe Moldova has been a destitute country due to its steep decline after the end of the communist Soviet system. For example, tiny Moldova was an important wine supplier to the Soviet Union, which covered almost a fifth of the Earth's surface.  Moldova, which