Ruben Melikyan met with a group of Artsakh lawyersOn 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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