The high-level conference “The Judiciary as a Guardian of Democracy,” co-organised with the Constitutional Court of Armenia on 8-9 June in Yerevan, served as a platform to facilitate the dialogue between the Constitutional Court, courts of general jurisdiction and other branches of power, alongside with the international community and civil society. The aim was to discuss ways through which the independence of the judiciary could be strengthened, and public trust increased. Ongoing reforms in Armenia were discussed.
A grant, aiming to contribute to the empowerment of persons with disabilities by challenging the negative stereotypes existing at the society level and informing them about the most recent legislative developments in the country was implemented over the period December 2021-June 2022. In the concluding event, project beneficiaries, representatives from local authorities and civil society organisations supported full inclusion for all members of society in the Lori region. The message “We are all equal but different” was promoted through a mural and a billboard in prominent areas of Vanadzor.
Articles from the joint European Union/Council of Europe campaign on hate speech held in the country, won the Tulip Press Award 2022 under the Online/Written Press category. Through these awards, the Center for Independent Journalism with the Office of the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, highlight the efforts of journalists addressing human rights issues in their materials.
More than 250 law students and professors attended the event organised in co-operation with the Faculty of Law of Baku State University, aiming to increase awareness among law students and professors on the Council of Europe standards on violence against women and domestic violence, including the Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence, known as the Istanbul Convention.
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