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The illegal and humiliating behavior of police officers against peaceful civilians in Armenia

Written by Hripsime on . Posted in Monitoring

On July 17 in the morning the occupation of Grand Patrol Service station by “Sasna Tsrer” group was followed by persecutions of peaceful civilians by police officers in the streets. Human Rights House Yerevan adjudicates the events organized by police against peaceful civilians on 17th and 18th July: particularly more than 3 hours’ illegal persecution without stating legal category, torture, while keeping them in the places that are not legally supposed to keep persecutors.

Xenophobia as a Ferment of Racism

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The term xenophobia comes from Greek word "xeÂnos", which refers to foreign, and foÂbos, which refers to fear. The suffix `phobia' is a physiological term. It refers to having an extreme fear or hatred to something. The difference between fear and phobia is that, while fear corresponds with a real danger, phobia corresponds with imagined danger, which leads to inadequate attitude towards reality.

Right to Life vs. Right to Death

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Right to Life vs. Right to Death
Right to life and right to death had been a topic for discussion for a long time, within the borders of which a lot of attention was paid by authors to the holiness and not-holiness of life. The development of this topic went contra right to death, because people were mostly concentrated more on giving worth to the concept of life than on the right to choice. This essay is mostly dedicated to looking at the right to death from the perspective of the right to choice.  Religious approaches of sanity of life threaten people with the concept of inhumanity to end up life intentionally. However the right to freedom of choice which refers not to suffer from “useless existence” is not less important. Some appreciate the value of existence, while others consider life valuable depended on opportunities and choices. 

Is a Right Without Remedy a Right at All?

Written by Nina on . Posted in Blog


The necessity of existence of remedies and compensation for victims of gross violations of International Humanitarian Law proves the fact that it has never been limited only by regulating relationship between countries. Nevertheless, isn’t there a big difference between recognizing these rights and having the right to claim them?

Statement on torture, degrading and inhuman treatment

Written by Ani Karapetyan on . Posted in TopStories

To the RA Minister of Justice A. Hovhannisyan,

RA Prosecutor General G. Kostanyan,

Head of the Department of Penitentiary Institutions

at the RA Ministry of Justice A. Osikyan,

Human Rights Defender A. Tatoyan.

                                                  Statement on torture, degrading and inhuman treatment

Nubarashen Penitentiary Institution’s inmate Hrachya Gevorgyan’s mother Nakhshoun Yengibaryan applied to the Helsinki Association for Human Rights and informed that her son gained many life-threatening diseases upon being jailed in Nubarashen Penitentiary Institution: acute chronic bronchitis, hepatitis C, Parkinson's disease, etc. He hasn’t received adequate treatment in the penitentiary as a result the inmate’s health is in critical condition. He is not able to move on his own, speak or use the toilet without anyone’s help, etc.

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