To achieve judicial independence and established democracy, to create a reliable system of human rights protection.
Independent judiciary is the most important precondition for a democratic society and democratic state. The court is often the last instance for the r…
The proper protection of human rights and freedoms is a prerequisite for a decent life. Throughout our work, we reveal various systemic problems that …
Free and fair elections are the cornerstone of a sovereign democratic state. It is a well-known fact that elections have been falsified for many years…

Azerbaijan's Acts of Agression Hinder the Democratisation Process in Armenia

On October 5 Genya Petrosyan, Director of LDPF gave a speech on the issues in the judicial system, democratic reform, and security challenges faced by Armenia. She mentioned that although Armenia is on the path of democratic reforms, some processes are too slow and there are also objective reasons for that, first and foremost, serious security challenges faced by Armenia.

The conference on the topic “Secret Surveillance Measures: International Good Practice and Standards Set by the ECHR, Issues of Armenian Legislation” was held

On 19 December the Law Development and Protection Foundation held the conference on the topic “Secret Surveillance Measures: International Good Practice and Standards Set by the ECHR, Issues of Armenian Legislation.” The aim of the conference was to sum up the findings revealed in the framework of the project titled “Analysis of the Judgments of the European Court of Human Rights finding Violation of Article 8 of the ECHR” and outline the possible solutions.

STOP Azerbaijan carrying out a genocide in Nagorno-Karabakh: Azerbaijan is shelling Stepanakert

On 19 September 2023, at 1:22 p.m., the Ministry of Defense of the Republic of Azerbaijan made an official statement on starting a so-called anti-terrorist operation. Stepanakert, the capital city of Nagorno-Karabakh, is currently being shelled from Shushi city. We hereby appeal to all the international organizations and states who attach any importance to human rights and security: not only to condemn the monstrous operation carried out by Aliyev’s dictatorial regime, but also to take concrete measures to prevent the genocide of the Armenians of Nagorno-Karabakh.

The Provisions Worsening a Person’s Legal Status should not be Retroactive

A group of civil society organizations, the Law Development and Protection Foundation, "Transparency International Anticorruption Centre" NGO, the Democracy Development Foundation, “Helsinki Citizen Assembly” NGO, and the “Protection of Rights without Borders” NGO, have published an expert opinion on the draft law on Military Service and the Status of Servicemen.” The organisations hold that the provisions worsening a Person’s Legal Status should not be retroactive.
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