“Supporting Human Rights Cases through Legal Education”

Funded by:  U.S. Embassy Public Affairs Section
Project Manager: Edmon Marukyan
Project Duration: Sep.15, 2011-Feb.14, 2012
Total Grant amount: 4,179.00USD

From September 2011 “Center for Strategic Litigations” HR NGO implements a project entitled “Supporting Human Rights Cases through Legal Education”.
The aim of the project is to assist the increase of number and improvement of quality of the applications sent to the European Count on human Rights from Armenia.
Within the framework of the project it is planned to conduct a training session for 35 lawyers and advocates practicing in Lori Region on the topics of “Introduction to the European Convention on Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms” and European Court of Human Rights, “Procedure for applying to the European Court”, “Preparation of an application to the European Court”. The project also includes individual legal consulting of lawyers, establishment of a professional library, organization of professional discussions, launch “Center for Strategic Litigations” HR NGO based resource center for advocates.

“Monitoring of the implementation of recommendations of European Committee for the Prevention of Torture by Armenia”

Funded by: Counterpart International Representation in Armenia
Project Manager: Naira Khachatryan
Project Duration: November 1, 2011- April 30, 2012
Total Grant amount: 2.700.000 AMD

From November 1, 2011 “Center for Strategic Litigations” HR NGO started implementation of a project entitled “Monitoring the implementation of the recommendations of the European Committee for the Prevention of Torture by the Republic of Armenia”.
The aim of the project is to monitor the implementation the obligations undertaken by the Republic of Armenia within the frames of “European Convention for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment”, drawl of public attention towards the importance of public supervision mechanism active implementation.
Within the framework of the project it is anticipated to conduct comparative analyze of recommendations developed by European Committee for the Prevention of Torture and the responses of Armenian government and to collect information from the respective Armenian institutions. By the end of the project it is expected to publicize a study on the effective implementation of the reforms mentioned in the government responses to the recommendations of European Committee for the Prevention of Torture.

Main values

While fulfilling its mission, CSL HR NGO adheres to the following moral values:

Sticking to principles
Is observed in commitment and adherence to the adopted ideology

Justice
Is observed in commitment to the guiding principle of causing no harm and to the honest-minded approach in achieving the set goals

Consistency
Suggests a sequence of logical and interrelated actions in all initiatives of the organization.

Democracy
Democracy is seen both as one of the principles and guiding values of the organization’s activity. In the capacity of a value, democracy in Armenia and growth of establishments assisting to its development are given much importance by the organization. Where democracy is seen as a principle, the organization signifies diversity of opinions and respects freedom of speech.

Participation
Active participation of stake-holders in decision making and process of implementation is ensured.

Transparency
Suggests openness of the organization to the public. Transparency is the guiding principle for CSL HR NGO in implementing projects or any type of activity.