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On International Anti-Corruption Day 2020, a group comprised of leading economists, trade unions and civil society organisations tackling issues from human rights, to poverty, to business integrity, have come together to call for an end to the abuse of anonymous companies.


Hoktanyan: The fight against corruption must not turn into political revenge

Draft project of creating an anti-corruption committee was approved by  the National Assembly. According to TIAC Program Manager Varuzhan Hoktanyan, the purpose of creating this specialized body is to exclude a new corruption cases. 


Statement: Making Amendments on the Draft RA Constitutional Law

Transparency International Anti-Corruption Center in partnership with the  "Protection of Rights without Borders" NGO issued a joint statement on the draft amendments to the Constitutional Law "Judicial Code of the Republic of Armenia". The statement is available in Armenian.


Crisis Management Action Plan

Road map suggestion for the period of January 1, 2021 - March 31, 2021

A meeting of civil society representatives was held on December 18, 2020, during which the current situation was thoroughly discussed (for reference see  the following article https://hetq.am/en/article/12564). A number of measures were discussed, as a result suggestions roadmap for crisis management was proposed for the next 3-6 months.



Act exclusively within the limits of law

TIAC has joined a group of non-governmental organizations that have issued a statement on the closure of the interstate highway by the police. The announcement is available in English.


Independent Public Reunion: "Anti-Crisis Civic Discussion"

On December 18, an independent public reunion entitled "Anti-Crisis Civic Discussion" was held in Yerevan, attended by individuals, representatives of non-governmental organizations, experts in the political, diplomatic, military and scientific spheres. The purpose of the meeting was to assess the crisis situation in Armenia in the post-war situation, to clarify the directions of urgent steps, to bring together practical proposals.


New research from Transparency International warns of high corruption risk in defence sectors across Central and Eastern Europe

On December 9, the International Anti-Corruption day Transparency International published an extensive research on the actions to prevent corruption in Central and Eastern Europe’s (CEE) defence sectors.

Transparency International’s Government Defence Integrity Index (GDI) is the first global analysis of the existence, effectiveness and enforcement of institutional and informal controls to manage the risk of corruption in defence and security institutions. GDI finds more than half of the 15 countries assessed in the region face a high risk of corruption in their defence and security sectors. 


Statement on the International Anti-Corruption Day

Since 2018 Armenia has made significant progress measured by international indicators in terms of effectiveness in fighting corruption and in development of democracy. According to the “Countries in Transition” 2020 report by the Freedom House, Armenia’s CPI is at its best throughout the history, starting from 1996.[1] According to the Democracy Index 2019 report by Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), Armenia has improved its standing in 17 categories, rising from 103rd place in 2018 to 86th place, moving from authoritarian country category to a group with hybrid regimes.[2] As a result, out of 180 countries in the world Armenia from previous 105-113th places moved to 77-79th with a lower level of corruption.[3] In 2019 the Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) has registered the most notable positive shift in the last 15 years since proclamation of the fight against corruption in Armenia.

Transparency International states that "despite the positive developments, conflicts of interest, non-transparent and non-accountable actions in the public sector continue to be seen as obstacles in the fight against corruption in the country.



Call for Immediate Action for the Exchange of Armenian Prisoners of War and Civilians and Return of the Corpses of Soldiers and Civilians from the Azerbaijani Control

Transparency International Anticorruption center joins its partner civil society organizations to respectfully request the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights to stand for the protection of the core rights protected by the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights and to urge the Azerbaijani authorities not to hinder the exchange of prisoners of war; to open, with the engagement of international institutions, a secure corridor for civilians and other people in the territories under its control, to return the corpses of soldiers and civilians as well as to discontinue any action that puts the life and limbof prisoners of war and other individuals under imminent risk.