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   29.03.2017

Post Boxes were placed at Shushi penitentiary institution

     On the initiative of the Human Rights Ombudsman Ruben Melikyan, post boxes were placed in all three regimes of the penitentiary institution for gathering the applications directly addressed to the Ombudsman. 
     R.Melikyan found this initiative as effective cooperation with the Shushi penitentiary institution. He noted that only the HRD staff will have access to the post boxes.

   16.03.2017

The Ombudsman is on a working visit in the United States

Since March 8, Human Rights Ombudsman Ruben Melikyan is on a working visit in the United States of America organized by the Hay Dat Office of the US West Coast. R.Melikyan has had 33 events in New York, Boston, Providence, and Washington, including seven public speeches at the academic community and in various circles of Diaspora.                                                                                                                  
On March 15 and 16, Artsakh Ombudsman expressed his concerns over human rights issues to congressmen David Valadao, Adam Schiff (California) and Jim Mcgoverni (Massachusetts).                                                                                                                
During the meetings they particularly discussed atrocities committed by the Azerbaijani armed forces during the April war, as well as Lapshin’s case. The same issues were discussed on March 10 in Providence with Congressman David Cicilline representing Rhode Island.

   20.02.2017

Human Rights Ombudsman’s Staff to operate a hotline

On February 20, 2017, the day of the new constitution of Artsakh, a 2017 hotline will be operated by the Human Rights Ombudsman’s stafffor the purpose of rapid response to the applications relating the right to participate in the referendum, as well as free exercise of professional activity by mass media.
   16.02.2017

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.
         It should be reminded thatthe visit took place on the invitation of the European branch of the Armenian General Benevolent Union.

   14.02.2017

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.           
         A press conference of Artsakh Republic Human Rights Ombudsman Ruben Melikyan and European Parliament MP Frank Engel took place within the framework of the European Parliament session in Strasbourg. 
         During the meetings and press conference, the Ombudsman briefly summarized the results of the fact-finding activities carried out by his institution over the atrocities committed by Azerbaijan during the April war, as well as emphasized the danger and inadmissibility of pursuing the blogger Alexander Lapshin and suppressing freedom of speech by Azerbaijan.He also stressed the necessity of involving the European structures in Artsakh which may also become a means of preventing further illegal behavior of Azerbaijan.                                                                                                                    The Ombudsman’s European visit continues.

You can watch the video of the press conference by the following link:     

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SIUsag-9xDM
   03.03.2011

    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 
    Yuri Hayrapetyan
   02.02.2011

     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.
   21.12.2010

     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.”

   21.12.2010

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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