“Gender inequality and violence against women are serious human rights concerns in Armenia. More vigorous efforts are needed to address them,” said Nils Muižnieks publishing the report of his visit to Armenia from 5 to 9 October 2014.
Further he noted that the existence of violence against women, including domestic violence, is increasingly acknowledged in the public debate in Armenia. However, the authorities have yet to adopt measures commensurate to the extent of the problem. “Thousands of women are victims of violence every year in Armenia. The phenomenon remains largely unreported because of a poor response from State institutions and a cultural, societal and family environment which tends to justify and accept violence against women”, the Commissioner stressed.
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On 20 March, 2015 the Council of Europe in co-operation with OSCE office in Yerevan and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees organised a one-day workshop on "Effective application of domestic and international human rights instruments: correlation of some Articles of ECHR with Article 14". The workshop was organised within the framework of the CoE/EU Joint Programme on "Strengthening the capacity of lawyers and human rights defenders for domestic application of the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) and of the Revised European Social Charter (RESC)".
The objective of the workshop was to introduce recent developments in the ECtHR case-law as regards Article 14 of the Convention, while focusing also on modalities of domestic execution of the ECtHR judgments delivered. (more)
On 19-20 March the second two-day seminar on “Civil and Administrative law and proceedings: enhancing skills in Articles 6 of the ECHR and Article 1 of Protocol No 1to the ECHR” was organisedfor judges and judicial servants of the Civil and Administrative Chamber of the Court of Cassation. The activity was carried outwithin the framework of the Project on “Strengthening the Application of the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) and the Case Law of the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) in Armenia”, implemented by the Council of Europe and funded by the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
The seminar focused on the ECHR cases-law, particularly on the substantive and procedural bases for deciding on the grounds for compensation of non-pecuniary damage. Specific emphasis was. (more)
On 12 March, 2015 the Council of Europe in co-operation with the Ministry of Justice of Armenia organised a round-table discussion on “The European Court of Human Rights: new challenges and future perspectives” within the framework of the Project on “Strengthening the Application of the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) and the Case Law of the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) in Armenia”, implemented by the Council of Europe and funded by the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
The round-table discussion aimed at introducing the current changes and challenges faced by the ECtHR, in particular the increased number of applications that has created new challenges before the Court. Presentations on the admissibility of the cases before the ECtHR in the context of increas. (more)
On 5 March 2015, the Steering Committee Meeting on the implementation of the Council of Europe 2012-2014 Action Plan for Armenia took place in Yerevan. The meeting was co-chaired by Verena Taylor, Director of the Office of Directorate General of Programmes of the Council of Europe Deputy and GarenNazarian, Deputy Foreign Minister of Armenia. The participants of the meeting were the representatives from the Council of Europe Secretariat and the Council of Europe Office in Yerevan, Armen Papikian, Permanent Representative of Armenia to the Council of Europe, as well as high-rank officials of the RA state agencies, which were the beneficiaries of the Action Plan projects.
During the meeting, the results of implementation of the Action Plan for Armenia 2012–2014 in the fields of human rights, rule of law and. (more)
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