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Human Rights Defender on trial in Armenia

(Updated 8 March) Marina Poghosyan works against corruption in Armenia. She now faces charges of extortion. Human rights organisations have linked the trial to the work of the human rights defender's organisation in uncovering illegal activities involving officials in the country. 08 Mar 2017 »

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Women's Resource Center Armenia receives “With and For Girls Award”

Women's Resource Center Armenia (WRCA), member of Human Rights House Yerevan, has received the “With and For Girls Award” in recognition of its work to improve the lives of girls. The award is administered by the With and For Girls Collective – a group of seven organisations united by a common belief that girls are agents of change. 29 Nov 2016 »

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How can we resist illiberal democracy and populism?

On day two of the #HRHN2016 Assembly, the Human Rights Houses, joined by external experts, discussed the growing trend toward illiberal democracy, autocracy, and populism, and proposed solutions for how civil society can resist this trend. 24 Nov 2016 »

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Human Rights Houses pay tribute to Mikael Danielyan

Mika Danielyan, chairperson of HRH Yerevan, passed away on 24 August. Human Rights Houses extend their deepest sympathies to Mika’s colleagues, friends, and family in Yerevan, and share the following tributes. 26 Aug 2016 »

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Responsibility for violent clashes lies with the Armenian authorities

During “Erebuni” mass protests in Yerevan, largely peaceful protests have been met with disproportionate force, detentions, and provocations by law enforcement, leading to violent confrontations between police and protestors. The authorities have failed to meet their obligation to facilitate and support peaceful protests, and in many cases they have undermined efforts to ensure events remained peaceful. 02 Aug 2016 »

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