The early conditional release (ECR) system in Armenia lacks clear criteria and does not work effectively. In 2013 only five per cent of inmates eligible for ECR were released. Decisions of the Independent Board on not approving ECR are not grounded and are not subject to appeal. The stakeholders do not deny that the system needs to be reformed.
Arman Danielyan, President of Civil Society Institute NGO asked Vladimir Gasparyan, Head of the Armenian Police to terminate his membership in the Police Disciplinary Commitee.
On 1 October Civil Society Institute NGO reported to the Chief of Armenian Police and the Prosecutor on the events which had taken place several days before at Gold Market in M. Khorenatsi Street. It was claimed in the report to properly assess Head of the Market Vagharsh Abrahamyan’s actions and take measures within the jurisdiction including the institution of the criminal case.
Eighteen NGO representatives from Armenia and Republic of Negron Kharabakh were trained on such topics as, Phases of organization development, Event planning and management, Budget design, Voluntary Management, Integrating Social Media tools into NGO’s work.
Civil Society Institute, Armenia organized a two-day Workshop on Organization Development, Planning and Management on August 29-30, 2014 in Tsakhkadzor, Armenia in the framework of the project “Assisting in development of sound civil society through strategic planning and implementation” funded by the Embassy of the Czech Republic.
“Civil Society Institute has been the only organization in Armenia to remember the names of all the sons killed in ceasefire name by name… You cannot imagine the parents’ joy when they see their son’s name mentioned in the newspaper… ”, says Aghunik Ghukasyan, the President of the “Ceasefire։