Yerevan-Paris, 5 May 2014 - Recent cases of pre-trial detention in Armenia once again raise the issue of the routine application of measures of constraint by judges in violation of the international human rights standards.
On 23 April 2014 CSI presented “Qualitative and quantitative survey: fa
Penal Reform International South Caucasus Regional Office and Civil Society Institute (CSI) are conducting an online public opinion survey in Armenia to assess public awareness on criminal justice issues, particularly the use of non-custodial, alternative sanctions and measures. The survey is conducted within the framework of "Promotion of the use of non-custodial sanctions in Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia" project, funded by the UN Democracy Fund (UNDEF).
On February 24-26, March 3-5 and March 10-12 new training sessionson Transitional Justice took place in the framework of the Coalition for Rebuilding of Trust projectimplemented in Armenia by the Civil Society Institute in partnership with the Caucasus Institute. Beneficiaries are human rights activists, journalists and students. The selected participants were invited to take part at the training, which was this time organized in Yerevan.
A series of attacks, dangerous for life and health of individuals, took place between 22 August and 5 September, 2013 in Yerevan. All these individuals are supporters of civil initiatives, either through active participation in different protest actions or as having direct relations to the activists.
On 22nd of August, activist Anoushavan Grigoryan was attacked by unknown persons at 5 Komitas St., Yerevan.