YPC Weekly Newsletter

2003


ARMENIAN NGOS SUGGEST TO POSTPONE THE ESTABLISHMENT OF OMBUDSMAN INSTITUTE

On September 2 at the expert seminar/discussion of a draft law on human rights defender (ombudsman), organized on September 2-3 by the RA National Assembly, OSCE/ODIHR, the Council of Europe and the OSCE Office in Yerevan, the statement of 18 NGOs of Armenia, including Yerevan Press Club, was disseminated. The statement says in particular that the adoption of the law on ombudsman before the amendments to the RA Constitution that would guarantee the maximum independence of this body are passed is ineffective and can discredit this idea, crucial for the protection of human rights.