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Professional activities::

(a) Work at national level:

since 2006 Yerevan State University / Faculty of Law - Head of the Chair of European and International Law
1997 to 2009 Bar Association of the Republic of Armenia (BARA) - Vice-President
1997 to 2009 Bar Association of the Republic of Armenia (BARA) - Executive Director
1998 to 2006 Public Centre for Legal Aid - Founder & Director
1999 to 2002 Presidential Commission on Drafting Constitutional Amendments - Member
1996 to 2006 Yerevan State University / Faculty of law - Associate Professor

(b) International work:

since 2001 European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (Council of Europe) - Member in respect of the of Armenia
2004 to 2008 Advisory Committee of Framework Convention on National Minorities - Member in respect of the Republic of Armenia

Education and professional development:

1988 -1993 Yerevan State University, Faculty of Law (Yerevan, Armenia) - Diploma with Honor in Law
1993 – 1996 St-Petersburg State University (St-Petersburg, Russia) - Candidate of Law (PhD) - Ph.D. thesis title "International Legal Protection of National Minorities"
1999 University of California/Berkeley (Berkeley, USA) - Junior Faculty Training Program
2001 University of Cambridge (Cambridge, UK) - Visiting Scholar
2001-2003 Civic Education Project (Yale University, USA) - Eastern Fellow

Publications on Human Rights:

“Case Law of ECHR”, Textbook for Law Schools, Yerevan, 2007
“The Guarantees of Access to Justice in Armenia”, Yerevan, 2007 (co-author)
“Court Monitoring of Armenian Courts: results, analysis, recommendations,” Yerevan, 2006 (co-author)
“Access to Justice: European Standards and Armenian Issues”, Yerevan, 2005 (co-author)
“Human Development”, Textbook, Yerevan, 2004 (co-author)
“Public International Law”, Textbook for Law Schools. Yerevan, 2002
“Human Rights and Human Development”, Contribution for the UNDP National Report, 2000 (co-author)
“Implementation of Norms of International Humanitarian Law” in Russian Yearbook of International Law, 2000
“International Law and National Minorities”, Yerevan State University Press, Yerevan, 1999
“Basics of the State and Law”, textbook, Yerevan, 1998 (co-author) (in Armenian),
“National Minorities and National Self-Determination”, National Academy of Science, Yerevan, 1996
“National Minorities and Their Protection in International Law” in Jurisprudence, St. Petersburg University, No. 2, 1995

Membership to professional associations:

President of Armenian Institute for Development
Vice-President of Bar Association of the Republic of Armenia
Member of the Board of Armenian Association of International Law
Member of the Board of Armenian Association of European Studies
Member of the Editorial Council of the “Moscow Journal of International Law”
Member of the Editor’s Board of the “State and Law” Law Review