Launched in November 2003 the "Partnership for Open
Society"
initiative is an open coalition of a number of
interested civil society actors in Armenia. The
Partnership strives towards promotion of democratic
reform process in Armenia.

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Polling

Which is the most corrupt sphere in Armenia?
Healthcare
4
 
13.79%
Education
5
 
17.24%
Jurisdiction
8
 
27.59%
Agriculture
0
 
0%
Social
2
 
6.9%
Environmental
0
 
0%
Other
2
 
6.9%
Total: 29




 

HUMAN RIGHTS

Partnership for Open Society aims at facilitating the reforms and development of human rights practices by assisting the policy development and legislation improvement with a primary focus on the following areas:

Human Rights Education and Human Rights Protection

  • Human rights education as part of public education process.  Expansion of education on human rights through Teacher-Student-Parent framework;
  • Study of the European experience in effective mechanisms of human rights protection and its adaptation to Armenia

Ombudsman Institute

  • Examination and analysis of the experience of Eastern European and post-communist countries in establishing and running such structures;
  • Identification of effective mechanisms and principles for the activities of this institute; public awareness raising on the role and importance of the institute; introduction of amendments to the adopted law to bring it in conformity with European requirements.

Freedom of Conscience/Religion and Tolerance

  • Draft a new law "On Freedom of Conscience and Religious Organizations" and lobbying its adoption and implementation

Alternative Service

  • Develop amendments to the law on alternative service, establish alternative civic service practice.   

Harmonization of Human Rights Practices with regard to Ethnic Minorities with CoE Requirements

  • Draft a law on protection of ethnic minorities enabling the incorporation of human rights protection mechanisms into the developments concerning culture, language and media;
  • Harmonization of these mechanisms with the international standards and particular focus on ethnic minorities that are not represented as states.

Protection of the Rights of Vulnerable Groups

  • Protection of economic, social and cultural rights of the disabled; enforcement of the right to make their problems known and heard.

Penitentiary System

  • Establishment and strengthening of an institute for public oversight over the penitentiary system, development of legislative amendments.

Latest

06.10.2015 | News
Description of audit activities on potential fraud and abuse in “ENA” CJSC.
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11.03.2016 | Upcoming Events
Public discussion series “Draft of New Electoral Code and Issues of Realization of Electoral Right in Armenia” in Yerevan, Gyumri and Vanadzor.

The Partnership for Open Society Initiative, representing more than 60 civil society organizations, is pleased to invite you to participate in public discussion series titled “Draft of New Electoral Code and Issues of Realization of Electoral Right in Armenia” in Yerevan, Gyumri and Vanadzor.

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POS statements

15.02.2016 | Statements
Statement on the Drafting of the New Electoral Code of the Republic of Armenia.

We would like to call your attention to the statement on the Drafting of the New Electoral Code of the Republic of Armenia. The statement is open for signature.

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