Right to Fair Trial
On February 21, 2017 the Court declared that the examination of the appeal was to recommence. Further details will be provided additionally on the time and date of the next court hearing.
More than three months ago a criminal case was initiated and then terminated in connection with the threats addressed to Mher Arshakyan; however, HCA Vanadzor received the decision only after the second inquiry
On October 24, 2017 a criminal case was initiated on the basis of the crime report submitted by HCA Vanadzor in regard to the threats towards journalist and publicist Mher Arshakyan. Two months later the criminal case was terminated.
The examination of protester Armen Mikayelyan’s appeal is over; the ruling will be pronounced on February 21
On February 1, 2018 the RA Administrative Appellate Court examined the appeal lodged by protester Armen Mikayelyan and his representative Tatevik Siradeghyan, lawyer at HCA Vanadzor Representative Office in Yerevan.
An administrative complaint was filed against the law on 1000 drams; the court hearing is scheduled for February 22
The RA Court of Appeal has started proceedings. The court hearing has been scheduled for 11.00 am on February 22, 2018.
With the support of the Prosecutor’s Office, the issue of providing the defendant with a new public defender was resolved
On October 24, 2017 Nubarashen PI prisoner G. Kh. turned to Helsinki Citizens’ Assembly Vanadzor Office. He informed that he had no connection with the charges that were brought against him, and he refused to be defended by the public defender that he was provided with three times at the court as, in his belief, the public defender was cooperating with the prosecutor.
Upon the Constitutional Court’s decision, the administrative court to examine in a collegial formation the disputes on the legal documents serving as a basis for summarizing the election results
In fact, the Constitutional Court found that the current regulations of the RA Administrative Procedure Code do not guarantee a person’s right to a fair trial, which should be corrected; in particular, the disputes on electoral disputes should be examined in a collegial formation.
Today, on December 11, 2017, the Court of General Jurisdiction of Lori Province upheld the appeal of Lori TV editor-in-chief Narine Avetisyan’s representatives.
Lori TV editor-in-chief Narine Avetisyan’s representatives have applied to the Court with the claim to receive a copy of the expert conclusion
On October 23, 2017 the body conducting the proceedings refused to provide Lori TV editor-in-chief/journalist Narine Avetisyan’s representatives with a copy of the conclusion of the forensic examination.
Receiving a copy is one of the possible ways of familiarizing oneself with the expert conclusion and the aggrieved party has the right to it under the provisions of the Criminal Procedure Code of the RA.
After over than a year of alerts, the RA Ministry of Foreign Affairs finally took measures to protect the rights of RA citizen convicted in Ukraine
The Ukraine Court of Cassation reversed the case of RA citizen Edgar Gevorgyan sentenced to life imprisonment in Ukraine and sent it to the court of first instance for re-examination. The reversal was based on the deprivation of the defendant of the right to an interpreter.
CoE Committee of Ministers closely follows execution of ECtHR judgment on Nalbandyan v. Republic of Armenia
The RA Government submitted a response on Helsinki Citizens’ Assembly Vanadzor’s Reference on the execution of ECtHR judgment on Nalbandyan v. Republic of Armenia. The Organization filed its Reference to the ECtHR Department for the Execution of Judgments back on November 7, 2016 expressing its concerns that the RA Government did not ensure complete execution of the sentence; no proper and complete investigation was carried out into cases of ill-treatment and the RA Cassation Court’s ruling on sending the case for re-examination of June 24, 2016 was not executed.
On January 10, 2016, the Court of Criminal Appeals granted the appeal of Ani Chatinyan, representative of victim’s successor and lawyer at HCA Vanadzor, against the decree of the Armavir Marz (region) Investigative Department of the RA Investigative Committee of April 26, 2016 on discontinuing the criminal proceedings on the case and not prosecuting the other persons involved in the fight with Anzor Karapetyan on December 31, 2015.
Today, on January 10, 2016, the Court of Criminal Appeals, presided by Judge A. Azaryan, granted the appeal against the decree of the Armavir Marz (region) Investigative Department of the RA Investigative Committee of April 26, 2016 on discontinuing the criminal proceedings on the case and not prosecuting the other persons involved in the fight with Anzor Karapetyan on December 31, 2015.