Council of Europe/European Union
Partnership for Good Governance for Eastern Partnership Countries
Supporting the criminal justice reform and combating ill-treatment and impunity in Armenia
Start date: July 2015
Duration: 24 months
Budget: EUR 500 000
Donor: Council of Europe and European Union
Partners: Ministry of Justice, Justice Academy, Special Investigation Service, Investigative Committee
The Project aimed at strengthening the implementation of European Human Rights standards in Armeniain the context of fight against torture, ill-treatment and impunity.
The specific objectives of the Project were to support the alignment of human rights policies and practice in this field by ensuring compliance of legislative and regulatory frameworks with European standards and build the capacities of legal professionals and law enforcement officers.
As a result of the Project implementation, it was expected that
- The legislation on criminal matters and institutional mechanisms for combating ill-treatment is improved and implemented in line with European human rights standards;
- The capacity of the Justice Academy to train investigators on criminal justice and human rights is strengthened;
- Knowledge and skills of investigators on criminal justice and human rights, including effective investigations of ill-treatment cases, are improved.
Investigations of alleged torture and ill-treatment and cases involving the right to life (in Amenian only)
Opinion of the Council of Europe on the Draft Criminal procedure Code of the Republic of Armenia
HELP Guidebook on Human Rights Training Methodology for Legal Professionals
CoE opinion on draft Criminal Code of Armenia