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Study tour to Romania_CSI Anti-Corruption Experience Exchange Between Romania and Armenia: Study tour
On May 2-6 the Caucasus Institute and the Expert Forum (EFOR) (Romania) organized a visit of an Armenian delegation to Bucharest in the framework of the project "Anti-Corruption Experience Exchange Between Romania and...
CSI New Penitentiary and Probation Strategy– challenges and solutions
A conference on “New penitentiary and probation strategy – challenges and solutions” took place on April 13, 2022 in Yerevan. The speakers at the conference were Arpine Sargsyan, Deputy Minister of Justice, Artak...
Amulsar Mine in Armenia: Government Must Avoid Potential Environmental and Human Disaster
Erevan-Paris, XX June 2019 – Later this month the Armenian government will decide whether to allow mining company Lydian Armenia to resume its Amulsar mine operations. Initiated in a climate of corruption, the...
Armenia: Judicial harassment and defamation campaigns against several environmental defenders
ARM 001 / 0519 / OBS 045 Judicial harassment/ Smear campaigns  Armenia May 24, 2019 The Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders, a partnership of FIDH and the World Organisation Against Torture (OMCT),...
Meeting-Discussion on a state strategic plan for the establishment of the probation institute
On 27 March, a town hall meeting on a state strategic plan for the establishment of the probation institute organized by the Support for Probation National Network took place. Arsen Navasardyan, Head of the State...
Agreements on joint actions between the Support for Probation Network and the Ministry of Justice were reached
On February 27, members of the Support for Probation National Network met with Deputy Justice Minister Suren Krmoyan, Head of the Probation Service Arsen Navasardyan and Head of Department for Drafting Anti-Corruption...
Workshop on the Risk and Needs Assessment Tool in the Probation Service of RA Ministry of Justice
On February 22, 2019, during the workshop with the Director of “Civil Society Institute” NGO Artak Kirakosyan, the probation service staff discussed the changes made to the risk and needs assessment tool in the pilot...
Women prisoners have gained professional skills in a penitentiary institution
On February 7, the ceremony of handing over certificates of professional skills of female prisoners took place at Abovyan Penitentiary. English, computer skills, fitness, yoga, hairdressing and culinary courses were...
The Minister of Justice met probation experts from the Netherlands
The Minister of Justice of the Republic of Armenia Artak Zeynalyan received Koen Goei, Project Officer for the Netherlands Helsinki Committee, Leo Tigges, NHC Senior Expert for Probation, and Artak Kirakosyan, Director...
The results of the “Abovyan Prison: Establishing a Culture of Transparency, Efficiency and Rehabilitation” program summed up
On January 18, Deputy Justice Minister of the Republic of Armenia Suren Krmoyan participated in the final event of the “Abovyan Prison: Establishing a Culture of Transparency, Efficiency and Rehabilitation” program. An...