Head of the Council of Europe Office in Yerevan, Maxime Longangué meets with high-level Government representatives and key partners in Armenia

Council of Europe Office in Yerevan 18 MAY 2024 YEREVAN, ARMENIA

From 14 to 17 May, following his appointment as Head of the Council of Europe Office in Yerevan, Maxime Longangué engaged in a series of courtesy meetings with high-level Government representatives and key partners in Armenia. This phase of meetings included strategic discussions and...

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Council of Europe supports the Police Reform in Armenia to safeguard the right to freedom of peaceful assembly

16-17 MAY 2024 TSAGHKADZOR, ARMENIA

Article 11 of the ECHR enshrines the right of everyone to freedom of peaceful assembly and to freedom of association. No restrictions shall be placed on the exercise of these rights other than such as prescribed by law and necessary in a democratic society in the interests of national security...

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Civil society raises awareness on the Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence in Armenia

Council of Europe Office in Yerevan 17 MAY 2024 YEREVAN, ARMENIA

Three civil society organisation (CSOs) - Armavir Development Center in Armavir province, Martuni Women’s Community Council in Gegharkunik province, and Sose Women’s Issues in Syunik province - have completed communication and advocacy projects that ran from June 2023 to February 2024. These...

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Public consultation on conditional release policies

15 MAY 2024 YEREVAN, ARMENIA

Public consultation on reforming the system of conditional release in Armenia took place in Yerevan on 15 May 2024. Among the attendees were representatives from the Ministry of Justice, the Prosecutor General's Office, Penitentiary Service, Probation Service and relevant NGOs. The aim of the...

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Secretary General: “We need ideas, voices, and energy of young Europeans to win the fight for human rights, democracy and the rule of law”

SECRETARY GENERAL 14 MAY 2024 STRASBOURG

Young people have a role to play in making sure that our standards prevail in the long term, but it will only be possible if the Organisation opens its ears, mind and doors to young people, stressed Council of Europe Secretary General Marija Pejčinović Burić in her opening address at the youth...

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Another important Recommendation of the Committee of Ministers on child rights is now available in Armenian

13 MAY 2024 YEREVAN, ARMENIA

The Recommendation CM/Rec(2019)11 of the Committee of Ministers to the member States of the Council of Europe on the Effective guardianship for unaccompanied and separated children in the context of migration has since been translated into and published in Armenian. The Recommendation aims to...

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Hate crimes must be unmasked, recorded and investigated, and victims supported

COMMITTEE OF MINISTERS 7 MAY 2024 STRASBOURG

Council of Europe member States should take all necessary measures and dedicate sufficient resources to prevent and combat hate crime and support its victims, in cooperation with civil society and other stakeholders. Effective, proportionate and dissuasive provisions to prevent and combat hate...

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Fostering interagency cooperation: workshop empowers collaboration in Armenia's criminal justice system

2-3 MAY 2024 TSAGHKADZOR, ARMENIA

A recent joint workshop held in Tsaghkadzor on 2-3 May, organised within the framework of two Council of Europe projects – “Strengthening the Protection of the Rights of Persons in Detention in Armenia” and “Strengthening the Probation Service in Armenia” – brought together key stakeholders from...

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Council of Europe promotes effective functioning of the Ethics Committee for Healthcare Professionals

4-5 MAY 2024 HANKAVAN, ARMENIA

The Ethics Committee for Healthcare Professionals (Ethics Committee) is an independent body which reviews cases of possible violations of professional ethical rules by healthcare professionals and consists of seven members, including healthcare professionals, lawyers, and psychologists who work...

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“Confidence in Tomorrow”

SECRETARY GENERAL 3 MAY 2024 STRASBOURG

Council of Europe Secretary General Marija Pejčinović Burić made the following statement to mark Europe Day on 5 May: “75 years ago, 10 European countries founded the Council of Europe. So, on this Europe Day we reflect, inevitably, on the extraordinary and unique role that our Organisation has...

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