Project : Strengthening the application of the European Convention on Human Rights and the case law of the European Court of Human Rights in Armenia

Support to Human Rights National Implementation

Title Strengthening the application of the European Convention on Human Rights and the case law of the European Court of Human Rights in Armenia
Project area Armenia
Budget EUR 1 000 000
Funding provided by Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark (100%)
Partners Court of Cassation, Justice Academy, Ministry of Justice
Project team Based in Yerevan and Strasbourg
 

Objectives of the action:

The Project’s overall objective is to contribute to improve the effective implementation of European human rights standards in Armenia.

Upon completion of the Project, the following results are expected:

  • 1. The capacity of the Court of Cassation to ensure a uniform application of European human rights standards at the national level is strengthened.
  • 2. The training capacity of the Justice Academy as well as the knowledge and skills of judges, prosecutors and judicial servants to apply European human rights standards in their daily work is enhanced.

This will be achieved through:

  1. needs assessment missions to identify the needs and proposition of recommendations to improve the situation;
  2. the establishment of an human rights unit to support the judiciary in applying European human rights standards,
  3. the improvement of the access to the case law in the online database of national judgments,
  4. workshops on European human rights standards for judges and staff of the Court of Cassation,
  5. the development of training programmes and materials on human rights with the Justice Academy,
  6. the creation of a pool of trainers on human rights issues,
  7. training seminars for judges and prosecutors on human rights issues.

All training activities are carried under the umbrella of the European Programme for Human Rights Education for Legal Professionals (HELP), which is the platform gathering all capacity-development resources for legal professionals of the Council of Europe.

All training activities are carried under the umbrella of the European Programme for Human Rights Education for Legal Professionals (HELP), which is the platform gathering all capacity-development resources for legal professionals of the Council of Europe.

The general approach selected will provide a good basis for multiplier effects as regards human rights protection and ensure that the process is fully owned by the Court of Cassation and the Justice Acamdey, and shared with the relevant stakeholders, to ensure the impact and sustainability of the Project.