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The Nagorno Karabakh Republic recognizes the fundamental human rights and freedoms as inalienable and supreme value, for freedom, justice and peace.


CONSTITUTION OF THE NKR
(Article 2.)
The state guarantees the protection of individual and citizen’s rights and freedoms in accordance with the international human rights principles and norms. The state is sanctioned by those rights and freedoms directly in effect.

CONSTITUTION OF THE NKR
(Article 5.)
 
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   10.04.2018

Ruben Melikyan met with a group of Artsakh lawyers

On April 9, the Human Rights Ombudsman of the Republic of Artsakh with the attorneys of theArtsakh Republic Chamber of Advocates and School of Advocates.  
Both R.Melikyan and the Chairwoman of the Artsakh Republic Chamber of Advocates O.Altunyan highlighted the use of the joint potential of the Institute of Advocacy and the Ombudsman’s institution in guaranteeing human rights. The Ombudsman briefly presented the main records of the 2017 Human Rights Ombudsman’s Annual Report and expressed his willingness to closely cooperate with the Artsakh advocates community in the areas of identification of human rights issues, elaboration of proposals for their solution, as well as developing of advocacy capacities and professional experience exchange.
The advocates set forth a number of questions to the Human Rights Ombudsman which were mainly of legislative and law enforcement issues in the areas of protection of the client’s legitimate interests in pre-trial andjudicial phases, as well as effective legal assistance in places of detention. Within his competence, R.Melikyan committed to investigating the presented issues, international experience in overcoming them and together with the advocates’ community to elaborate and debate the suggestions for resolving the issues.                                                                 
         At the end of the meeting, the sides agreed to keep on the regular contacts.

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   31.03.2018

he Human Rights Ombudsman published 2017 Annual Report

On March 31, 2018, under Paragraph 1 of Article 30 of the AR Law on Human Rights, the AR Ombudsman’s institution published the 2017 Annual Report on the activities, as well as the situation of human rights and freedoms protection in Artsakh. 
The document provides information on the overall situation of human rights and freedoms protection in Artsakh, human rights violations in separate areas, recorded problems and possible solutions, as well as recommendations aimed at raising the level of human rights guarantee.                                                                                         

In 2017, the Ombudsman’s staff received 119 applications from 150 persons, of which 55 were written and 64 were oral. The quantitative difference between the applicants and applications is conditioned by collective applications.
In 2017, the activities of the Human Rights Ombudsman’s institution of the Republic of Artsakh continued to be aimed at guaranteeing human rights and freedoms in Artsakh, implementing preventive measures, raising awareness on human rights in the public, civil society structures in Artsakh, AR public authorities, as well as establishing and strengthening cooperation with the Republic of Armenia, Diaspora and international partners....  ...»Read more
   29.03.2018

The Ombudsman appointed Gerard Guerguerian as advisor

On March 29, 2018, on a decree by AR Human Rights Ombudsman Ruben Melikyan, Gerard Guerguerian has been appointed as adviser to the AR Ombudsman.

Let’s remind that the AR Law on Human Rights Ombudsman enacted on February 1, 2018, along with other content and structural changes, allows the Ombudsman to have up to 5 advisers on a pro bono and voluntary basis.       

Below is Gerard Guerguerian’s biography: 
Gerard Guerguerian was born in 1953 in Lebanon. He lives in France since 1970.       
He is graduated in political sciences from the Institute of Political Sciences of Paris, and in International Law from the University of Panthéon Assas in Paris. He also holds a degree in Psychology from the University of Paris. 

Mr. Guerguerian has practiced international and corporate transactional Law. He has also for many years negotiated and structured a significant number of US and European acquisitions and Joint ventures. He has served during his career as Executive Director and Executive Senior Vice President of major multinational European and US based corporations...  ...»Read more

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