On the 2019 Democracy Defender Award

Monday March 11th, 2019

As delivered by Permanent Representative of Sweden to the OSCE Ambassador Ulrika Funered to the Permanent Council, Vienna February 28, 2019 Joint statement on behalf of Canada, Denmark, Montenegro, the…

To be recalled “Fact Investigation Platform”

Friday September 7th, 2018

Dear followers of website, We would like to inform you that the website will be renamed soon. The change is related to our new branding policy, and does not…

Civil society representatives meet with president Armen Sargsyan

Monday April 30th, 2018

On April 30,2018, a group of Armenian civil society representatives met with Armenian President Armen Sargsyan at the presidential residence. The meeting was attended by the Chairman of the Gyumri-based…

Statement on Preconditions for Fair Elections

Friday April 27th, 2018

As it is known, acting Prime Minister of the Republic of Armenia Karen Karapetyan has proposed to hold early parliamentary elections as a possible solution to the unprecedented political crisis….

Urgent Statement about Criminal Groups

Tuesday April 17th, 2018

According to news circulating among the public and information transferred to the media, gathering of tall men in plain clothes has been observed today in Erebuni district of Yerevan. According…

Enabling Watchdog Journalism in Armenia project launched

Tuesday April 3rd, 2018

On April 1, 2018, Union of Informed Citizens NGO, with the financial support of the United Nations Democracy Fund (UNDEF), launched the project Enabling Watchdog Journalism in Armenia for journalists,…

Statement about draft law on Higher Education of RA

Tuesday March 20th, 2018

19 March 2018 On March 16, 2018 during the Session of the Standing Committee on Science, Education, Culture, Youth and Sport of the RA Parliament the draft law on Higher…

Statement of The Armenian Member Organizations of the European Platform for Democratic Elections

Monday March 19th, 2018

On March 13, 2018, the Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation declared the European Platform for Democratic Elections (EPDE) and its Lithuanian member International Elections Study Center (IESC) “undesirable…

Civil society representatives propose a meeting with the presidential candidates.

Monday February 12th, 2018

In March 2018 the RA National Assembly will elect the fourth President of the Republic of Armenia, who will assume office on April 9, 2018. On December 14, 2017 “Yelk”…

Crime Elements in the Actions of Yerevan State University Guards: Incident Reported to the Police

Monday November 13th, 2017

On November 11, 2017, “Union of Informed Citizens” NGO reported a crime to the Central Department of the RA Police on the fact of YSU security and other employees closing…

Approaches of “Partnership for Open Society” Initiative Regarding COMPREHENSIVE AND EXTENDED PARTNERSHIP AGREEMENT To Be Signed between the European Union and the Republic of Armenia

Friday October 20th, 2017

Highlighting the importance of establishment and strengthening of public trust towards the activity of the state, as well as the European Union, “Partnership for Open Society” Initiative (hereinafter Partnership) welcomes…

A crime boss applied to Roskomnadzor against «Union of Informed Citizens»

Friday September 1st, 2017

Today, on September 1, Union of Informed Citizens received a letter from the Federal Service for Supervision of Communications, Information Technology, and Mass Media of the Russian Federation (Roskomnadzor). By…

30 School Principals against “Union of Informed Citizens” NGO: Time Schedule of Court Sessions

Friday July 14th, 2017

As it is known, during the period of 2017 parliamentary elections in Armenia, 30 school and kindergarten principals have filed civil lawsuits against “Union of Informed Citizens” NGO and its…

Special Report on Jrarat incidents

Wednesday March 15th, 2017

Yerevan, 15.03.2017 On March 12, 2017, the ‘Ohanyan-Raffi-Oskanyan’ (‘ORO’) Alliance, and later the Police and the Investigative Committee as well made a statement about an incident after ‘ORO’ Alliance election…

Statement and Call to the CEC

Tuesday March 7th, 2017

Article 7 of the Constitution of the Republic of Armenia stipulates that elections shall be held by secret ballot. In its turn, the RA Electoral Code not only stipulates that…

Press Release of “Independent Observer” Public Alliance

Monday February 13th, 2017

On February 12, 2017, the “Independent Observer” Public Alliance with 15 observers monitored the elections of the Council of Elders in Semyonovka village of Gegharkunik marz (region) during which the…


Thursday June 16th, 2016

We, the representatives of the civil society organizations, having participated in 4+4+4 format discussions, record that the Electoral Code of Armenia, adopted in May 2016, is a significant setback compared…

Statement on the Draft Electoral Code

Saturday June 4th, 2016

The Draft Electoral Code of the Republic of Armenia was adopted by the National Assembly of Armenia in its third reading on May 25, 2016. Unfortunately, neither the proposals submitted…

Primary Joint Demands Related to the Electoral Code

Tuesday March 22nd, 2016

Taking into account the most widespread types of election fraud registered during the elections in Armenia in the recent years (especially the Constitutional referendum), the lack of public confidence towards…

STATEMENT: Publish the Lists of Voting Participants

Wednesday February 10th, 2016

As it is known, the National Assembly is to discuss and adopt the new Electoral Code during the coming months. It is going to differ significantly from the current Code….