Monitoring visits aimed at guaranteeing rights of children

Monitoring visits aimed at guaranteeing rights of children

The representatives of the Human Rights Defender’s Office are in Syunik province within a working visit. They conduct monitoring at schools and kindergartens. The visit is conducted by the relevant specialists with questionnaires and special methods developed in advance. The aim is to examine the state of children’s rights, reveal existing issues and contribute to

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The Human Rights Defender’s Institution became full member of the European Network of Ombudspersons for Children

The Human Rights Defender’s Institution became full member of the European Network of Ombudspersons for Children

Full membership of the Human Rights Defender’s Institution to the European Network of Ombudspersons for Children will provide new opportunities for the exchange of experience and necessary information. The establishment of the Unit for Children’s Rights Protection and results recorded during the performance of its activities lead to the full membership to the Network. Moreover,

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Future lawyers visited the Human Rights Defender’s Office

Future lawyers visited the Human Rights Defender’s Office

Pupils of high school N42 after Taras Sevchenko visited the Human Rights Defender’s Office. They met Eduard Israyelyan, the Head of Child Rights Protection Unit  and Lusine Sargsyan, the Head of Human Rights Research and Educational Center. Future lawyers got acquainted with the activities of the Child Rights Protection Unit, the opportunities provided by the website

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Protection of child’s rights at special institutions should be improved: a legal analysis on the main guidelines has been published

Protection of child’s rights at special institutions should be improved: a legal analysis on the main guidelines has been published

The Human Rights Defender’s Office drafted a legal analysis on the guidelines of RA Human Rights Defender’s activities in the protection of child’s rights. Progress in the field of child’s rights protection in Armenia entails provision of all the necessary conditions for a child to live in a family, to be loved and receive cared

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Ad հoc report on the activities of Custodian and Guardianship Bodies and Commissions has been published

Ad հoc report on the activities of Custodian and Guardianship Bodies and Commissions has been published

Ad հoc public report on Custodian and Guardianship Bodies and Custodian and Guardianship Commissions has been prepared at the Human Rights Defender’s Office of Armenia. The report enabled to reveal the following main issues: representatives of the Custodian and Guardianship Commissions work on a voluntary basis, which is a significant obstacle for professional and motivated work

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Presentation of the results of “Young Voices” survey

Presentation of the results of “Young Voices” survey

On November 20, Universal Children’s Day, the Armenian representation of the organisation “Save the Children” in cooperation with “World Vision Armenia” and the Human Rights Defender’s Office presented the results of a survey “Young Voices”. The survey in Armenia was conducted among 1200 children from all the ten Provinces and the city of Yerevan. It was aimed at

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Conclusions and recommendations of a preventive nature will be presented in respect of the incident at School after John Kirakosyan

Conclusions and recommendations of a preventive nature will be presented in respect of the incident at School after John Kirakosyan

The Human Rights Defender’s Office initiated discussion procedure upon its own initiative in respect of the alleged violation of the pupil’s right studying at School N 20 after John Kirakosyan in Yerevan. Immediately after the event gained publicity, the Human Rights Defender’s Office contacted the child’s mother and held a private conversation with her. The

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The Defender visited Gyumri special school N3 and the nursing home

The Defender visited Gyumri special school N3 and the nursing home

On November 10, RA Human Rights Defender Arman Tatoyan visited the nursing home of Gyumri and the Gyumri special school N3 for mentally immature children. During the visit the relevant documents and human rights protection of children and people at the nursing home were examined Prior to that, representatives of the Child Rights Protection Unit

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Pupils of “Ayb” School visited the Human Rights Defender’s Office

Pupils of “Ayb” School visited the Human Rights Defender’s Office

On November 11, “Ayb” school pupils visited the Human Rights Defender’s Office. The Head of the Child Rights Protection Unit, Eduard Israyelyan, and the Head of Human Rights Research and Educational Center, Lusine Sargsyan presented the institution’s activities, spoke about child rights and presented the opportunities provided by the website http://children.ombuds.am/ which was launched lately.

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The Defender applied to the Constitutional Court for making school textbooks free of charge

The Defender applied to the Constitutional Court for making school textbooks free of charge

Human Rights Defender of Armenia Arman Tatoyan applied to the Constitutional Court in regard to the constitutionality of textbooks’ fees at the state schools of general education. Specifically, the RA Law on Education stipulates that textbooks shall be provided free of charge only for pupils of 1st to 4th classes, while for those studying at fifth or

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Unannounced Visit to the Gyumri Child Care and Protection Boarding School #1

Unannounced Visit to the Gyumri Child Care and Protection Boarding School #1

Representatives of the National Preventive Mechanism and the Child Rights Protection Unit made an Unannounced Visit to the Gyumri Child Care and Protection Boarding School #1 under the RA Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs, carrying out the task assigned by the Human Rights Defender. The Office of the Human Rights Defender reports that during

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The Human Rights Defender had a meeting with the Ambassador of the Republic of Poland

The Human Rights Defender had a meeting with the Ambassador of the Republic of Poland

On January 18, the Human Rights Defender Arman Tatoyan had a meeting with the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Poland Jerzy Marek Nowakowski. Within the meeting the cooperation issues in the field of human rights protection were discussed, particularly, issues related to the protection of children rights, the role of the Human

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