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2016 Mar
25

Meeting at the NA Standing Committee on Protection of Human Rights and Public Affairs

According to RA National Assembly's release on March 25, 2016 Elinar Vardanyan, Chair of the National Assembly's Standing Committee on Protection of Human Rights and Public Affairs met with  Sona Ayvazyan, Deputy Director and Heriknaz Tigranyan, Legal Adviser of Transparency International Anticorruption Center (TIAC) and Eszter Hartay, Legal Advisor of The European Center for Not-for-Profit Law.

In the course of the meeting the interlocutors touched upon the package of the RA Law on NGOs and the enclosed legislative amendments, presented their proposals in some provisions, which related to the right to being involved in the entrepreneurship activities of the NGOs, the article on volunteers, the possibility of applying to court, as well as the restrictions of creating NGOs.

Elinar Vardanyan informed the attendees that the proposals were debated in the Committee. According to the Committee Chair, in the Committee members' opinion a number of recommendations were controversial and need to be specified. Thanking the participants for proposals Elinar Vardanyan has noted that they are ready to once again discuss the matter to have a package as a result, which will be admissible by the NGOs and will promote their activities.