Cascade training sessions on medical ethics and health promotion activities

1 February 2017 Yerevan

The first round of cascade training sessions on Medical Ethics and Health prevention and promotion activities in prisons started on Monday, 16 January 2017 in collaboration with the Law Institute of the Ministry of Justice of Armenia. The cascade training sessions are based on curricula developed...

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EAP III: Armenia will gain insight into best practice on public-private cooperation on cybercrime

16 December 2016 Yerevan

On 7-8 November 2016, the Cybercrime@EAP III project organized a session on public-private cooperation on cybercrime and electronic evidence in Yerevan, with the support and participation of the project country team comprising law enforcement, policy makers and the private sector (internet...

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Conference on combating corruption in higher education in Armenia

13 December 2016 Yerevan

On 13 December 2016, a Conference, presenting main achievements of the European Union and Council of Europe Joint Programme 'Strengthening Integrity and Combatting Corruption in Higher Education in Armenia', opened in Yerevan. The conference, organised at the end of the second year of the project...

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Visit to Armenia to discuss the new draft law on political parties

9 November 2016 Yerevan

A delegation of the Venice Commission, together with representatives of the OSCE/ODIHR, will travel to Yerevan on 14 and 15 November to discuss the new draft law on political parties. The relevant draft opinion is on the agenda of the December plenary session of the Commission. This activity...

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Call for tender: medical equipment in Armenia

14 October 2016 Yerevan

A call for tender is in progress for provision and installation of medical equipment for 11 prison healthcare units in the Republic of Armenia. For further information, please consult the call for tender page Deadline: 25 November 2016

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Study visit to the Netherlands

28-30 September 2016 TILBURG, DEN HAAG

In the framework of the CoE/EU Eastern Partnership PCF 2015-2016 project “Strengthening Integrity and Combatting Corruption in Higher Education in Armenia” a delegation from Armenia visited The Netherlands on 28-30 September 2016. Deputy Minister of Education and Science of Armenia led the...

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Request for an Opinion on electoral reform in Armenia

9 June 2016 Yerevan

The Armenian Minister of Justice requested an Opinion on the final version of the amended Electoral Code, in the light of amendments following the first Joint Opinion made public on 10 May 2016, and to the extent that these amendments implement the recommendations presented in the opinion....

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Data protection in Armenia

29 January 2016 Yerevan

The Personal Data Protection Agency of the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Armenia and the Council of Europe organised a workshop on “Personal Data Protection and Freedom of Information” on 29 January 2016. The event marked 28 January International Personal Data Protection Day. The...

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MEDIA ADVISORY: Presentation to the press of the mid-term results of projects for Armenian judiciary, law enforcement and academia

30 September 2016 Yerevan

On Friday, 7 October, the Council of Europe and European Union will present in Yerevan the mid-term results of projects for Eastern Partnership countries, with a special focus on Armenia. The part of the event during which the project results will be presented is open to media. It will take...

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Certificates Awarded to Trainers of the Justice Academy

4 October 2016 Yerevan

On 4 October 2016, certificates were awarded to 22 trainers of the Justice Academy who successfully passed training-of-trainers courses on 1) General criminal investigative methodology, 2) Investigations of alleged torture and ill-treatment and cases involving the right to life, 3)...

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Training on Healthcare services in closed institutions for the Human Rights Defender Office of Armenia

27-28 August 2016 Yerevan

Last week the staff of the Human Rights Defender Office of Armenia acquired knowledge and skills on healthcare services in closed institutions in line with the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) and the UN Manual on Effective Investigation and Documentation of Torture and Other Cruel,...

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Meeting on electoral reform in Armenia

3 May 2016 Strasbourg

At the request of the Armenian authorities, a meeting with representatives of the Venice Commission to discuss the latest version of the draft electoral Code took place at the Council of Europe’s premises, in the framework of the preparation of the joint opinion of the Venice Commission and the...

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Meetings on electoral reform in Armenia

24 June 2016 Yerevan

On 24 June 2016, the working group of the Venice Commission and the OSCE/ODIHR held discussions with representatives of the opposition on the on-going electoral reform in Armenia. It subsequently held a working meeting with Ms Arpine Hohvanissyan, Minister of Justice and Mr Davit Harutyunyan,...

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Council of Europe Opinion on electoral reform in Armenia

19 July 2016 Yerevan

The Venice Commission and OSCE/ODIHR transmitted the second preliminary opinion on the Electoral Code of Armenia (as amended on 30 June 2016) to the Armenian authorities. Armenia - Second Preliminary Joint Opinion on the Electoral Code (as amended on 30 June 2016)

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Women in Politics and Representation Online

21 June 2016 Aremenia

How Can Women Make the News? On 21 June 2016 the Council of Europe conducted a workshop on ‘Women in Politics and Representation Online’, during which the participants reflected on how women are accessing and are represented in electronic media. The risks and added value of social media for...

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Study visit to Sweden to improve Armenian prison healthcare

13-17 June 2016 Stockholm

A study visit to Sweden for six high-level representatives from the Ministry of Justice, Penitentiary Department of the Ministry of Justice and Ministry of Health of the Republic of Armenia was organised from 13-17 June 2016. The aim of the visit was to acquire first-hand knowledge about the...

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Training of trainers on prison healthcare in Armenia

15 July 2016 Aghveran, Armenia

On 5-9 July 2016 and 11-15 July 2016, the Council of Europe organised two five-day training of trainers sessions (ToTs) on prison healthcare in Arthur’s Aghveran Resort, Armenia. Thirty three participants representing penitentiary institutions, the Ministry of Justice, the Yerevan State Medical...

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