COMMISSIONER FOR HUMAN RIGHTS TO ARRIVE IN ARMENIA FOR EVALUATING THE
Hayots Ashkhar Daily
Published on July 12, 2008
On June 13, Thomas Hammarberg, Council of Europe Commissioner for Human
Rights, is arriving in Yerevan on a three-day visit to evaluate the
progress in the process of investigating the post-electoral
As informed by Stefano Montanari, Press Secretary of the Office of the
Commissioner, Mr. Hammarberg is to meet with President Serge Sargsyan,
representatives of the Parliament, senior government officials, the
Prosecutor General and the members of the NA interim committee.
`This visit forms part of the current dialogue with the Armenian
authorities and follows the visits paid last October and March. In my
recent report concerning Armenia, I called upon the authorities to
conduct a comprehensive investigation of the March 1 events. The goal
of the visit is to evaluate the progress in the sphere and obtain
precise information on the number and legal status of the detainees.
I have also taken into consideration the recently adopted PACE
Resolution on the Activities of the Democratic Institutions in Armenia.
In this context, I have a goal to ensure international participation in
the improvement of the situation with human rights in the country,’
Commissioner Hammarberg mentioned.