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Court postpones hearing in Robert Kocharyan’s case until May 4

The Yerevan Court of General Jurisdiction, presided over by judge Anna Danibekyan, on Tuesday postponed a hearing in the case involving Armenia’s former President Robert Kocharyan until May 4. The judge said that she will be on annual leave starting from 27 April. Kocharyan did not appear in court for today’s hearing, with hi...

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panorama.am2 days ago

Armenian ombudsman meets with families of captive soldiers from Shirak

Armenia’s Human Rights Defender (Ombudsman) Arman Tatoyan on Tuesday met in Gyumri with the families of servicemen from Shirak Province who are being held captive in Azerbaijan in gross violation of international human rights requirements, his office reported. Issues related to the protection of the rights of both captured ser...

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panorama.am3 days ago

Lawyer: Threat to judicial independence in Armenia stopped at this point

See also Armenia's president refuses to sign judicial reforms bill into law, applies to Constitutional Court Doctor of Law, Professor Artur Ghambaryan praised the move of Armenia’s president to apply to the Constitutional Court to challenge the constitutionality of a government-drafted bill proposing amendments to the Judicial C...

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panorama.am3 days ago

Armenia's president refuses to sign judicial reforms bill into law, applies to Constitutional Court

Armenia’s President Armen Sarkissian has refused to sign into law a bill calling for changes to the Judicial Code and has unveiled his decision to apply to the Constitutional Court to challenge its constitutionality. The draft law was submitted to the president for approval on March 22. Sarkissian discussed the bill with the j...

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panorama.am04/8th/2021, 3:54

Artsakh's ombudsman presents activities carried out by his office in post-war period

Upon the initiative of the Armenian Bar Association, Artsakh's Human Rights Defender (Ombudsman) Gegham Stepanyan on Wednesday held a meeting-discussion with the members of the organization, and the representatives of the University of California (Los Angeles), Loyola Law School (Law and Genocide Center), Southwestern Law Schoo...

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panorama.am04/8th/2021, 1:12

Opposition MP: Armenia’s police chief should investigate actions of police officers at Wednesday’s rally

Opposition Bright Armenia MP Ani Samsonyan, Deputy Chairwoman of the National Assembly Standing Committee on Protection of Human Rights and Public Affairs, condemned the use of excessive force by police against women protesters outside the Armenian government building on Wednesday. In a Facebook post on Thursday, the lawmaker ...

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panorama.am04/8th/2021, 11:24

Robert Kocharyan sues Nikol Pashinyan for ‘slander’

Armenia’s former President Robert Kocharyan has filed a lawsuit against the Republic of Armenia and Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan for “slander”, his lawyers said on Thursday. The lawsuit is based on Pashinyan's statements made during the March 1 rally at Republic Square in Yerevan. The lawyers demand that the statements of t...

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panorama.am04/7th/2021, 10:12

Justice minister: Armenia’s anti-corruption court will involve at least 15 judges

The Armenian National Assembly Standing Committee on State and Legal Affairs held a sitting on Wednesday, with a bill calling for changes to the Judicial Code on the agenda. Presenting the draft law, Minister of Justice Rustam Badasyan said it proposes to eliminate the regulations on a specialized anti-corruption court of appe...

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panorama.am04/7th/2021, 7:12

Azerbaijani military’s move to stone civilian car in Armenia’s Syunik confirms urgent need for security zone, ombudsman says

The move of the Azerbaijani military to throw stones at a civilian car in Armenia’s Syunik Province confirms the urgent need for a security zone, Human Rights Defender (Ombudsman) Arman Tatoyan said in a statement on Tuesday. The media widely reported that between 4am and 5am on Tuesday, the Azerbaijani military, stationed on ...

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panorama.am04/6th/2021, 4:42

Lawyer: There are no grounds for bringing new charge against Kocharyan

For two and a half years, the lawyers of Armenia’s former President Robert Kocharyan “have repeatedly warned” that Article 300.1 of the Criminal Code has problems with applicability and certainty, one of the lawyers, Aram Orbelyan, told reporters on Tuesday, after a court in Yerevan ruled to end the criminal prosecution against...

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