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Encouraging Signs They Are Set to Take More Leading Role

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An Icelandic flag hangs outside a shop in Reykjavik, October 27, 2016.
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Prompt, Thorough and Effective Investigation Needed

A homophobic attack in a small village in southern Armenia has generated a public discussion about human rights in Armenia and a challenge to the new prime minister. 
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Authorities Should Listen to Grievances That Brought People to the Streets

Today the mood in Armenia is that of elation – many people are cheering and dancing to loud music in the streets of the capital, Yerevan, and around the country as they celebrate the resignation of Prime Minister Serzh Sargsyan following 11 days of…
Protesters celebrate the resignation of Prime Minister Serzh Sargsyan following 11 days of protests, Yerevan, Armenia, April 23, 2018.
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Authorities Should Allow Nonviolent Protests

Thousands of people continue to flood Armenia’s capital Yerevan, protesting the former president’s shift to the prime minister’s seat after his two terms as President finished. Opponents of Serzh Sargsyan see this as an attempt to hold onto power as the…
Protest against Armenia's ruling Republican party's nomination of former President Serzh Sarksyan as its candidate for prime minister, in Yerevan, Armenia April 13, 2018.
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Authorities Should Refrain From Interfering in Peaceful Assembly

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Protest against Armenia's ruling Republican party's nomination of former President Serzh Sarksyan as its candidate for prime minister, in Yerevan, Armenia April 13, 2018.
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Lack of Effective Investigations Undermines Media Freedom

By Anahit Chilingaryan
 
 On the evening of September 28, Narine Avetisyan, editor-in-chief of a regional television station, got a call about workers laying asphalt on a road in the pouring rain in Vanadzor, Armenia’s third largest city. She went…
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Embezzlement Allegations Highlight Unsuitability of Institutions for Children

This week, media reports announced that Armenian authorities charged the director of an orphanage for children with disabilities with allegedly embezzling the equivalent of US$95,000 over three years.
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A boy sits on a swing in the courtyard of an orphanage for children with disabilities, Yerevan, Armenia.
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Other Council of Europe Countries Should Back LGBT Rights

As of March 1, Finland will allow same-sex couples to marry, bringing to thirteen the number of European countries with marriage equality laws.Nils Muiznieks, the Council of Europe’s Commissioner for Human Rights, in a statement on February 21, affirmed…
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Urgent Legal Changes Are Next Step to Get Treatment to Those in Need

About 8,000 people die from cancer in Armenia every year, many spending their last days in excruciating pain.
 But Armenia is taking an important step towards ending their suffering, and the government recently adopted a national strategy to…
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