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Presentation of the first working year results of “Engaging civil society in monitoring conflict of interest policies in Eastern Partnership (EaP) countries” project implementation

Transparency International Anticorruption Center (hereinafter TIAC) and Eurasia Partnership Foundation (hereinafter EPF) have carried out joint research on conflict of interest in public institutions of the Republic of Armenia. Funded by the European Union, the project is conducted within the framework of “Engaging civil society in monitoring conflict of interest policies in EaP countries” project in four countries (Moldova, Armenia, Poland, and Ukraine) by six partner organizations (Transparency International - Moldova, Stefan Batory Foundation (Poland), Ukrainian Institute for Public Policy and Transparency International - Ukraine, Transparency International Anticorruption Center (Armenia) and Eurasia Partnership Foundation (Armenia).



Follow-up of Byureghavan Boarding school case

On November 12, 2014 complaint was filed to general jurisdiction court of Yerevan’s Kentron and Nork Marash administrative districts on failing to properly investigate crime reporting regarding  illegalities in “Byureghavan Children's Care and Protection Boarding Institution” SNCO, failing to conduct thorough, impartial and comprehensive investigation into the case and to oversee the mentioned circumstances by the prosecutor.


Legal case on Afrikyan House

On November 7, 2014 RA criminal court of appeal upheld Transparency International Anticorruption Center (TIAC) NGO’s claim against the decision of Kentron and Nork Marash administrative districts’ general jurisdiction court of October 3, 2014. 



TIAC complained Yerevan city prosecutor’s office decision

Transparency International Anticorruption Center (TIAC) NGO’s complaint against a  decision made by Yerevan city prosecutor’s office on August 11, 2014 was planned be heard in Kentron and Nork Marash administrative districts’ first instance court of general jurisdiction on September 26, 2014, at 4:30 pm. During the court meeting a decision was made to postpone the hearing to October 3, 10:00 am.


TIAC and Ministry of Defence open dialogue on combating corruption in the defence sector

Representatives of the Armenian Ministry of Defence, Transparency International Anticorruption Center Armenia (TIAC), Transparency International UK, and the UK Ministry of Defence gathered for two days in Yerevan to discuss mechanisms for building accountability and integrity in defence establishments.



“Assessment of Corruption Risks in Defense Establishments in Armenia” was presented

Transparency International is a leading global organization establishing integrity and fighting corruption in more than 90 countries around the world. Among other initiatives TI carries out Defense and Security Program (TI-DSP), working with governments, international organizations, defense companies, and civil society - to boost integrity and reduce corruption in defense establishments.



TIAC presented procurement monitoring results

Transparency International Anticorruption Center (TIAC) presented the findings of Armenian public procurement system monitoring carried out since 2011 till the first quarter of 2013. The goal of the monitoring, implemented with the support of Open Society Foundations – Armenia was to reveal the existing problems of the system and suggest possible solutions to them.


Report on crime

On June 16, 2014 Transparency International Anticorruption Center NGO sent a report on crime to RA Prosecutor General (cc Chief of Police) on demolishing Afrikyans’ House in Teryan Street, which is a historical and cultural monument of republican importance.


Preliminary observation report

On June 8, 2014, local government elections were held in a number of communities in Armenia.  The representatives of “Citizen Observer” Initiative member  “Europe in Law Association,” Journalists' Club "Asparez," and Transparency International Anticorruption Center non-governmental organizations participated in the elections as observers and mass media representatives. Nearly 22 observers and journalists monitored the voting and vote counting processes in 12 precincts of 9 communities of the Republic of Armenia.



According to Ethics Commission conclusion the Minister violated rules of ethics

Transparency International Anticorruption Center applied to Ethics Commission for High Ranking Officials on April 4, 2014 with a request to initiate proceedings and examine the issue of violation of the rules of ethics by Aram Harutyunyan during his tenure as Minister of Nature Protection. The Commission rejected TIAC application and initiated proceedings on the same issue on its own initiative on April 25, 2014. As a result of the proceedings the Commission confirmed the conclusion on violation of the rules of ethics by Aram Harutyunyan by its decision made on May 23, 2014. It also suggested that the conclusion be posted on the website of RA Ministry of Nature Protection and be sent to RA President and RA Prime Minister as the Ministry’s superiors.