Articles

With the members of HRRC Network of Human Rights Researchers we try to voice human rights issues through pieces and articles that can contribute to sensitization and awareness raising of general public.  

Human Rights-Based Approaches in Practice: The Armenian Context

Author: Anahit Simonyan, 2018

Original publisher: EVN Report

HRBA to state policy suggests that the norms and principles of protection of human rights and human dignity are put in the cornerstone of policy making in all spheres of public life.  As such, this is the most human-centered model of policy-making.

Chairs…They See No Status

Author: Misha Tadevosyan, 2018

Original publisher: EVN Report

The article explores issues of education in places of detention.

"For detainees, education is not only the source of traditional knowledge and skills acquisition, but also has a social and rehabilitative function - it fosters the reduction and prevention of repeat offenses, contributes to re-socialization and establishes a stable connection to the outside world."

Propaganda and Human Rights Discourse in Armenia
Author: Anna Pambukhchyan, 2018 

Original publisher: EVN Report

The article discusses the various manipulative narratives around human rights in "New Armenia".

"Today, five months after the change of government, propaganda that threatens Human Rights has not only decreased but on the contrary is steadily increasing...".

Why Green Policies Are Not Green For Everyone
Author: Sofia Manukyan, 2018

Original publisher: EVN Report 

The article explores the issue of environmental racism.

"Armenia is one such country that has some illustrative cases of investments which have left locals feeling exposed to unequal, discriminative and unjust policies by countries and financial institutions which have the leverage to impose their interests over the interests of the locals."

Palliative Care: The Right to Life with Dignity

Author: Yeva Asribabayan, 2018

Original publisher: EVN Report 

The article explores the complex link between palliative care and human dignity.

"My story is in no way unique. Stories like this happen every day. Every day, families make huge efforts trying to do everything possible. Every day, doctors try to save what is no longer possible to save, every day patients remain unheard. Every day, all of us, we live with pain and feelings of guilt."

Human Rights-Based Approach: Discussions with Decision Makers: Part I and Part II

Author: Anahit Simonyan, 2019

Original publisher: EVN Report

Through a series of interviews with decision makers the article discusses such questions as what kind of system are we moving toward and how should it be shaped an is there political will to guarantee state responsibilities that protect the individual’s dignity and rights for the benefit of social justice and rule of law?

Human Rights Related Official State Discourse in Armenia from 1991-2018

Author: Anahit Simonyan, 2019

Original publisher: Union of Informed Citizens

The article explores official discourse of the Government of the Republic of Armenia and key state Institutions within the period from 1991-2018, focusing on the analysis of official discourse related to human rights and democratization issues.

Human Rights Discourse in the Context of the Process of Armenia's Declaration of Independence

Author: Anahit Simonyan, 2019

Original publisher: Union of Informed Citizens

The article is a chapter of a larger study Human Rights Related Official State Discourse in Armenia from 1991-2018. It discuss the role of human rights protection as a concept and commitment in the official discourse of Armenia during the process of Armenia's declaration of independence in 1991-1992.