Democracy and Human Rights.

To shut down or not to shut down Russian TV channels in Armenia

Wednesday April 17th, 2019

On April 10, at the session of the Standing Committee on Science, Education, Culture, Youth and Sport of the National Assembly, during the presentation of the report on the activities…

US Department of State on Human Rights in Armenia

Friday March 15th, 2019

The US Department of State has published its annual report on human rights in Armenia, according to which the main human rights issues in Armenia in 2018 were torture, harsh…

Armenia’s score in Freedom House report considerably improves in the first time since 2004

Tuesday February 5th, 2019

Freedom House has published its annual “Freedom in the World 2019” report. According to the report, although 2018 was the 13th consecutive year of democratic decline around the world, some…

Police, Rescue and Border Control Services under the Ministry of Internal Affairs

Tuesday January 15th, 2019

In the near future, the National Assembly is due to discuss the Bill on the Government Structure and Activity, which envisages radical change in the structure of the government and…

Kerch Incident: Reaction and Reasons

Tuesday November 27th, 2018

Tensions between Russia and Ukraine may further increase Russia’s isolation after the November 25 incident in Kerch Strait. At the same time, over a short run, the incident will allow…

Violation without punishment: How does the gender equality law work in Armenia?

Wednesday November 21st, 2018

Gender equality, as a fundamental principle, is an integral part of human rights and is one of the fundamental characteristics of a democratic state. Since declaring independence, Armenia has signed…

On euphoria, political default and snap elections

Tuesday October 9th, 2018

One of the most common and circulating words in the post-revolutionary political vocabulary in recent months is the word “euphoria”. Being speculated by various political forces and figures, it seems…

Rise of civic consciousness in Armenia in April-May 2018

Wednesday May 30th, 2018

The rapid political developments taking place in Armenia during the last two months have given way to various interpretations. Six weeks after Serzh Sargsyan’s resignation and four weeks after election…

The Propaganda of the “Nation-Army” ideology in Educational Institutions Report

Tuesday May 15th, 2018

At the “Nation-army 2017” conference the former Minister of Education and Science Levon Mkrtchyan assigned the teachers and principles of schools to ensure that “after graduation in each school there…

Observations on demonstrations and mass protests in Armenia

Friday April 20th, 2018

Recent protests and rallies in a number of Armenian cities have some significant features that are unique in the history of the third Republic of Armenia and are worthy of…

Emergence of cult of personality in Armenia

Thursday April 12th, 2018

The ten-year period of Serzh Sargsyan’s presidency has reintroduced the cult of personality into the inner-political life of Armenia. It all started with hanging thousands of photos of Serzh Sargsyan…

State strategy of pathos in the education system

Thursday March 29th, 2018

RA Minister of Education and Science announced a year ago, “The main goal of the education system of Armenia is to ensure the continuation of the Armenian character.” This public…

Human rights in Armenia in 2017 according to Amnesty International

Monday February 26th, 2018

On February 22, Amnesty International human rights organization published its annual report on the human rights situation in 159 countries around the world. The report entitled “The State of the…

Daniel Ioannisyan’s Speech on March 1 events in the RA National Assembly

Friday February 23rd, 2018

Mr. Speaker, dear deputies and guests, I did not understand one thing. Mr. Bisharyan, are we discussing results of forensic examinations? I thought we are discussing political assessments of the…

“Nation-Army” propaganda: secret financing and violation of law

Monday February 19th, 2018

Within the framework of propaganda under the unwritten “Nation-Army” concept of the RA Ministry of Defense, billboards with the message “Called and conscripted for one purpose” have appeared in the…

Cultural censorship in Armenia

Friday February 9th, 2018

The presentation of the Armenian translation of the book “Awakening of Forces” by Mikheil Saakashvili, the former president of Georgia and opposition leader in Ukraine, took place in Yerevan on…

Armenia’s democracy ranked in the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) report

Thursday February 1st, 2018

On January 31, 2018 an influential British research and consulting firm Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) released its annual report on democracy. The Democracy Index-2017 report  provides a snapshot of the…

Armenia’s depoliticized politics

Friday January 19th, 2018

The ten years of the presidency of the incumbent president of Armenia, Serzh Sargsyan, made a significant change in the Armenian political life, namely, the formation of negative attitude towards…

Human Rights Watch about human rights situation in Armenia

Thursday January 18th, 2018

On January 18, “Human Rights Watch” international human rights organization published its “World Report 2018” annual study that summarizes human rights issues in more than 90 countries and territories around…

Freedom House: Democracy in the world and in the region in 2017

Thursday January 18th, 2018

On January 16, the American “Freedom House” research and human rights organization published its annual “Freedom in the World” report. The report entitled “Freedom in the World 2018: Democracy in…



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