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Human Rights are in the limelight
18.10.2010

Human Rights are in the limelight

Along with a number of non-governmental organizations, Transparency International Anti-corruption Center came up with a statement addressed to Thorbjorn Jagland, the Secretary General of the Council of Europe to bring a number of pressing human rights issues to his attention, which negatively affect the state of democracy in Armenia. The mentioned eleven organizations particularly called upon him to urge the Armenian authorities to secure the immediate release of all political prisoners and ensure an independent and impartial investigation into the events of March 1, 2008.


Civil society organizations appeal to PACE Monitoring Committee
13.10.2010

Civil society organizations appeal to PACE Monitoring Committee

Transparency International Anti-corruption Center joined a number of civil society organizations in their appeal concerning delay of PACE Monitoring Committee co-rapporteurs' visit to Yerevan, planned to be paid as far back as on June 22, 2010. The NGOs once again called upon the Monitoring Committee to avoid being manipulated by the Armenian authorities, to demand the immediate visit of co-rapporteurs to Armenia and to meet that demand.


Armenia failed to comply with a number of articles of the Aarhus Convention
11.10.2010

Armenia failed to comply with a number of articles of the Aarhus Convention

On 23 September 2009, Transparency International Anti-corruption Centre in collaboration with "Ecodar" environmental public organization and Helsinki Citizens' Assembly Vanadzor Office (hereinafter the communicant) submitted a communication to the Aarhus Convention Compliance Committee alleging failure by Armenia to comply with its obligations under article 6, paragraphs 2, 4, 8, 9 and 10, and article 9, paragraph 2, of the Convention.The communication concerns the issuance and renewal of licenses to a developer for the exploitation of copper and molybdenum deposits in Teghut, Lori region of Armenia.


She vowed to always seek the light
06.10.2010

She vowed to always seek the light

It is so difficult to imagine that Amalia Kostanyan is no longer with us. At this time of deep sorrow, we would like to express our heartfelt gratitude to all those who conveyed condolences to TIAC: to our friends, like-minded colleagues, partners, representatives of Transparency International Secretariat and TI Chapters, journalists and media organizations, human rights advocates, environmentalists and eco-activists, representatives of international community, diplomatic missions and international organizations, donors and beneficiaries, Armenian institutions, representatives of NGOs and political parties and all the citizens who enjoyed the pleasure of the company of that vivid individual, struggling citizen and considerate person with high standards. She will always remain in our hearts.


Transparency International mourns the loss of Amalia: she will always be missed and fondly remembered
05.10.2010

Transparency International mourns the loss of Amalia: she will always be missed and fondly remembered

Huguette Labelle, Chair of Transparency International, a global movement against corruption wrote on behalf of the TI movement to extend sympathies and condolences on the untimely loss of Amalia - one of the most visible faces of the TI. "We all lost a friend but for the team at your Chapter this is beyond what any of us can express. We will all miss her. Please know that we are with you, the staff and your Board at this time." Warm and exciting condolence messages were sent to TIAC also by representatives of TI International Secretariat and members of the Board of Directors, as well as representatives of TI Chapters worldwide.


In memory of Amalia Kostanyan
04.10.2010

In memory of Amalia Kostanyan

"It was with shock, disbelief and deep sorrow that the members of the UNCAC Coalition learned of the untimely death of our dear friend and colleague Amalia Kostanyan. We will all remember Amalia for her dedicated and untiring work for transparency, justice, human rights and anti-corruption, at home and at global level. Amalia was one of the most active members of the UNCAC Coalition, much admired for her courage, commitment and resolute determination not to be deterred by obstacles along the way.


TIAC founder Amalia Kostanyan passed away
30.09.2010

TIAC founder Amalia Kostanyan passed away

It is with deep sorrow that we inform the passing away of Amalia Kostanyan, Chair of Transparency International Anti-corruption Center NGO on September 30, 2010. In 2000, together with her friends, who shared her views, Ms. Kostanyan established Center for Regional Development NGO, which became the accredited chapter of the Transparency International international movement in Armenia in October 2001.

Below is TI International Secretariat's Regional Director for Europe and Central Asia Miklos Marschall's address to TI community.


NGOs voiced their concerns over government decision
10.09.2010

NGOs voiced their concerns over government decision

Sona Ayvazyan, Board Member of Transparency International Anti-corruption Center was among the speakers representing civil society at a press conference, convened at "Hayeli" Club on September 10, 2010. Participants in the press conference discussed the implications of the new unit, Oversight Inspectorate, set up inside the Ministry of Justice staff to oversee the legality of certain non-commercial organizations' activity.


Transparency International's 2009 Annual Report
10.08.2010

Transparency International's 2009 Annual Report

Corruption has no conscience. When allowed to spread, its corrosive effects destroy trust and fuel injustice, regardless of geography or sector. To counter this scourge, Transparency International (TI) works around the world fostering greater transparency and accountability in government and business, and empowering people to demand their rights. TI's latest Annual Report provides compelling evidence of how the global anti-corruption movement is making concrete gains against corruption throughout its over 90 chapters worldwide.


Facing a new decade
23.07.2010

Facing a new decade

Transparency International Anti-corruption Center (TIAC) marked its 10th anniversary with a General Meeting convened on July 23, 2010. The event brought together 15 members of the organization, its staff and proponents. The meeting was opened with welcome remarks, followed by presentation of the organization's biennial activity in the reporting period. Other items of the agenda included nomination for membership of the organization and voting for candidates, election of Board members and Chair, and discussion of the activities related to its 10th anniversary celebration and other issues.