Armenian Conference on Human Rights

Monday, March 23, 2009
A two-day conference entitled 'Human Rights in Armenia' took place on 19 and 20 March in Yerevan when approximately 200 national and international actors convened to discuss the country's domestic track record. Topics discussed included the pressing issue of torture and other forms of ill-treatment, police impunity, the lack of independent and effective investigations into allegations of torture as well as the lack of a definition of torture in the Armenian criminal code.

 

Date:
19 - 20 March 2009
Place:
Yerevan, Armenia
Purpose:
To promote an intensified discussion about human rights in Armenia, including torture and other forms of ill-treatment.
Partners:

Council of Europe

Open Society Institute Assistance Foundation - Armenia

OSCE Office in Yerevan

UNDP

US Embassy in Yerevan

Activities:
A two-day conference entitled 'Human Rights in Armenia' recently took place in Yerevan when approximately 200 national and international actors convened to discuss the country's domestic track record. On 19-20 March a range of topics were opened for deliberation including the pressing issue of torture and other forms of ill-treatment. An APT representative spoke at the event about Armenia's international and European obligations in this regard along side Armenian colleagues, who focused on a range of related issues such as police impunity, the lack of independent and effective investigations into allegations of torture as well as the lack of a definition of torture in the Armenian criminal code. In addition to the issue of torture and ill-treatment, the participants examined other clusters of human rights including judicial reform, freedom of expression and assembly, freedom of religion and conscience and free and fair elections.
Documents:
Agenda (English)
Contact Person:
Matthew Pringle, APT Europe & Central Asia Programme Officer