The Ombudsman had a number of visits in Brussels
On February 16, Human Rights Ombudsman Ruben Melikyan was in Brussels within the framework of his visit to Europe. He had meetings with the representatives of human rights community, parliamentarians, as well as civil society representatives.
The Ombudsman visited Strasbourg and had a press conference in the European Parliament
On February 14, Human Rights Ombudsman Ruben Melikyan, on the invitation of the European branch of the Armenian General Benevolent Union, had a working visit in Strasbourg.He had meetings with the representatives of human rights community, as well as the parliamentarians.
You can watch the video of the press conference by the following link:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SIUsag-9xDM
Congratulation message to the RA Ombudsman Karen Andreasyan
Please accept my cordial congratulations on Your being elected the Human Rights Defender of the Republic of Armenia.
I am sure that Your office will promote the future increase of the level of the RA human rights protection, and I wish You fruitful results in this important and responsible work.
Expressing my readiness to cooperate I hope that we will manage with joint efforts the development of the cooperation established during the last 3 years between the Ombudsman Institutions of two Armenian countries.
NKR Human Rights Defender
On February 2, 2011, the Human Rights Defender of the Republic of Nagorno Karabakh convened a press conference summarizing the results of activities of the year of 2010. The Defender presented the statistics of the staff admitted appeals during the year of 2010 according to their regions and plots. It was noted that in the year of 2010 about 243 people applied to the NKR Human Rights Defender, and violated rights of 36 people were restored. The NKR Human Rights Defender Yuri Hayrapetyan, indicated that in the mentioned period problems raised by the inhabitants mainly concerned the activities of judicial authorities, social security and safety issues, legal work relationships, clarifications on housing legislation and insurance of housing and utility services.
On December 10, 2010 in Transdniestrian State University named after T. G. Shevchenko took place a scientific-practical conference on “Development of Human Rights Institution in self-determined states” dedicated to the Human Rights International Day.
The participants of the conference discussed the issues concerning the activity of Human Rights and Freedom Institution, the present situation, prospects for development and improvement of their protection mechanisms in self-determined states.
At the conference the NKR Human Rights Defender Yuri Hayrapetyan spoke on “The history of the establishment and the development of the Ombudsman Institution and the influence of non-state recognized NKR factor on some fields of its activity.”
On December 10, 2010 the Human Rights Defender of the Republic of Nagorno Karabakh signed the partnership agreement between the Human Rights Defenders of Abkhazia, South Ossetia and the Transdniestrian Moldovan Republics. According to it the ombudsmen signed an additional agreement and the protocol of the partnership agreement.
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