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June 26, 2019

HRHF statement on assembly and association in Armenia at HRC41

HRHF raises hate speech and smear campaigns against women human rights defenders in Armenia, in its statement to the UN Human Rights Council (HRC41) on 26 June 2019. This follows the UN special rapporteur on freedom of association and assembly presenting his report on his November 2018 visit to Armenia.

May 10, 2019

Discrimination as Armenia discusses Universal Periodic Review

During follow-up discussions of Armenia’s universal periodic review in April 2019, Chairperson of the Standing Committee on Protection of Human Rights and Public Affairs Naira Zohrabyan gave a discriminatory speech relating to issues of transgender people. Some 20 Armenian Human Rights NGOs, including Human Rights House Yerevan, issued the following statement calling on the Armenian authorities to examine the incident and condemn the speech made by Zohrabyan.

April 9, 2019

Armenian authorities urged to address growing hate speech against defenders

Armenian authorities should condemn hate speech, smear campaigns, and threats against human rights defenders, express support for defenders, and create an enabling environment, writes Human Rights House Foundation in a letter raising threats against defenders in Armenia.

February 4, 2019

From Shrinking Space to Post-Revolutionary Space

Discover how progressive civil society groups became among those at the forefront of the Armenian revolution, by acting as an inspiration and role model for larger social groups by popularising mechanisms and techniques of resistance.

June 12, 2018

Annual Report 2017/18

Time and again in 2017 we saw how resilient, creative, and adaptable human rights defenders can be in the face of repression.

May 31, 2018

Fighting for Women’s Rights and Equality in Armenia

Armenian human rights defender, Lara Aharonian, has defended equality and fairness for all with a special focus on women rights and sexual minorities for more than 15 years.

April 20, 2018

Human rights defenders detained amid Armenia protests

As peaceful protests against the long-time rule of Serzh Sargsyan continue in Armenia, authorities today targeted human rights defenders and journalists, adding to arrests and violence against protesters in recent days.

March 23, 2018

Threat to independence of lawyers in Armenia

Armenia has adopted new regulations that could serve as a punitive tool against independent attorneys of human rights advocates.

October 27, 2017

Briefing hopefully opens doors

For the first time, a non-governmental organisation has arranged a thematic briefing of the Council of Europe’s (CoE’s) decision-making body. Three human rights defenders presented their experiences on the front line promoting human rights.