Administration of Justice

Statistical Yearbook of Armenia - Law Statistics
Statistical Yearbook of Armenia (includes reports from 1996 to present)

This website presents statistical yearbooks of Armenia.  In Armenian & English.

Corrections

Life Imprisonment and Conditions of Serving the Sentence in the South Caucasus Countries
www.pri.ge/docs/pri_publication_2009.pdf

This report, produced by Penal Reform International, reports on the project of monitoring the conditions of prisoners sentenced to life imprisonment. Per PRI, "it is well known that prisoners serving long‐term or life sentences often experience differential treatment and worse conditions of detention compared to other categories of prisoners. In South Caucasus countries where the criminal justice institutions are in continuous development and the resources are far from comparable with European countries, the difficulties associated with lifetime prisoner’s prison conditions and rights are serious ones." Part of this report addresses prisoners in Armenia.

Corruption & Fraud

Anti-Corruption Practitioners Network - Country Overview
europeandcis.undp.org/anticorruption/show/B4C1C858-F203-1EE9-BE519C131C7FDD18

Part of the United Nations Development Programme, this network overview presents information on Armenia's anti-corruption institutions, anti-corruption strategy, and anti-corruption legal framework. Also available are links to related documents.

Group of States against Corruption (GRECO) - Council of Europe

GRECO evaluation procedures involve the collection of information through questionnaire(s), on-site country visits enabling evaluation teams to solicit further information during high-level discussions with domestic key players, and drafting of evaluation reports. These reports, which are examined and adopted by GRECO, contain recommendations to the evaluated countries in order to improve their level of compliance with the provisions under consideration. Measures taken to implement recommendations are subsequently assessed by GRECO under a separate compliance procedure (website).

The Council of Europe’s Group of States against Corruption (GRECO) has published its Third Round Evaluation Report on Armenia. The report has been made public with the agreement of the country’s authorities. It focuses on two distinct themes: criminalization of corruption and transparency of party funding.


Drugs & Alcohol

Armenia 2004 - Country Fact Sheet, Eurasian Narcotics
www.silkroadstudies.org/new/inside/research/narcotics_crime/FactSheet/2004/Armenia.pdf

This site provides information about drug production and smuggling and counter-narcotics efforts of Armenia.


Human Rights

Annual Reports to Congress on Human Rights Practices - Armenia
These reports, produced by the U.S. Department of State, to the U.S. Congress. The law provides that the Secretary of State shall transmit a "full and complete report regarding the status of internationally recognized human rights, within the meaning of subsection (A) in countries that receive assistance under this part, and (B) in all other foreign countries which are members of the United Nations and which are not otherwise the subject of a human rights report under this Act." Reports on several countries are included that do not fall into the categories established by these statutes and that thus are not covered by the congressional requirement. The reports cover internationally recognized individual, civil, political, and worker rights, as set forth in the Univeral Declaration of Human Rights. (website).

Annual Reports to Congress on International Religious Freedom - Armenia

These reports, produced by the U.S. Department of State, describe the status of religious freedom in Armenia, government policies violating religious belief and practices of groups, religious denominations, and individuals, and U.S. policies to promote religious freedom around the world. It is submitted in compliance with the International Religious Freedom Act of 1998.

Council of Europe - Commissioner of Human Rights Country Visit Reports

The Commissioner regularly conducts contact and assessment visits to help raise the standards of human rights protection in all Council of Europe member states, in accordance with his mandate. Contacts visits aim at strengthening the relationships with the authorities and looking into one or several specific issues, while the main goal of assessment visits is to give a comprehensive review of the effectiveness of human rights protection. Each assessment visit is completed by the publication of a report containing conclusions and relevant recommendations to help redress shortcomings (website).


Juvenile Justice

Child Protection: A Resource Packge for CEE/CIS
www.ceecis.org/child_protection/arm_juv.htm

This site provides information about the number of juveniles sentenced for criminal activity and registered juvenile crime rate of Armenia.


Research & Statistics

Statistical Yearbooks of Armenia

These reports, produced by the National Statistical Service of the Republic of Armenia, provide extensive statistical information on multiple facets of Armenia, including law.