Reports and submissions
International reporting and advocacy is another priority for us. Together with local and international organization HRRC is actively involved in preparation of reports, factsheets and joint submissions too UN human rights mechanisms.
HRRC research team prepared two reports towards Armenia’s third Universal Periodic Review (UPR).
Joint UPR submission within Partnership for Open Society.
The report covers all the aspects of recommendations from the second cycle of Armenia’s UPR in 2015.
2. Joint UPR submission with the Advocates for Human Rights (US) and Women’s Resource Center (Armenia).
The report covers the recent legislative and policy developments in Armenia around the issue of domestic violence.
Access the Report.
Joint Caucasus Factsheet for Beijing + 25 Meeting of 2019
The factsheet assesses how countries in the Caucasus - Georgia, Armenia and Azerbaijan - meet their commitments under Beijing +25 and the areas requiring further action. It relies on information provided by civil society, national reports on B+25, as well as recommendations and assessments by international human rights mechanisms, such as CEDAW. Georgia, Armenia and Azerbaijan became independent states after the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991.
Access the Factsheet.
Submission of alternative reports to UN Treaty Bodies
From May 2018 till September 2019 HRRC in cooperation with the EPF-Armenia (Eurasia Partnership Foundation) coordinated the preparation of 4 alternative reports for the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child and the UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights. All 4 reports are with the regional focus. HRRC coordinates the research work of regional organizations/individual researchers.
Access the Alternative Report on the Right to Adequate Hosing in Armenia.
The Report reviews the legal framework regarding the right to adequate housing as well as challenges to providing housing to persons left homeless after the 1988 earthquake, in particular those in the city of Gyumri in Shirak region. The report is submitted for consideration of UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights.
Access the Alternative Report on the Rights of the Child with a Focus on Yezidi Children in Armenia.
The report looks generally at Armenia’s legal and policy framework through the lens of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) and focuses on the rights of children in the Yezidi community. The report is submitted for consideration of UN Committee on the Rights of the Child.
Access the Alternative Report on the Realization of the Right of Safe and Healthy Working Conditions in Armenia.
The Report in particular addresses the problem of realization in Armenia of the right to safe and healthy working conditions as prescribed under Article 7(b) of the Covenant focusing on practical challenges existing in Syunik Region of Armenia. The report is submitted for consideration of UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights.
Access the Alternative Report on the Realization of the Right to Health in Armenia.
The Report focuses on the challenges of enforcement of the right to enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of physical and mental health in accordance with the provision of Article 12(1) and addresses practical challenges existing in Gegharqunik Region of Armenia. The report is submitted for consideration of UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights.