The Ombudsmanpresented 2016 Annual Report on Activities at the National Assembly sitting
On April 20, at the plenary session of the National Assembly of Artsakh Republic, Human Rights Ombudsman Ruben Melikyan presented the 2016 Annual Report on activities of HRD institution and the situation of human rights in the country.
R.Melikyan detailed the statistical picture of the applications, as well as touched upon the strategic directions of the Ombudsman’s activity, including raising the legal culture of society, strengthening the dialogue with the civil society, guaranteeing human rights in closed institutions.
The Ombudsman specifically underlined the need to elaborate, adopt andimplement Artsakh Republic human rights strategy, and under these conditions it would be possible to achieve measurable results by a systematic approach. R.Melikyan also pointed that he expects assistance from the Diaspora structures as well as human rights community in the development of the strategy.
After the speech, the Ombudsman answered the deputies’ questions.