Effective Public Defense

Beneficiaries Description: the residents of three marzes: Kotayk, Aragatsotn and Gegharkunik, that have found themselves in the position of the suspect or the accused and need to make use of the services of Public Defenders.

Project areas: Kotayk, Aragatsotn and Gegharkunik marzes, Armenia

Project Goal: to find out the real causes for waiver of public defenders in order to ensure the protection of the insolvent class’s rights.

Project Objectives:

  1. The access to judicial assistance of the marginalized groups’ will have been enhanced.
  2. Awareness among those people who need legal human-rights related consultancy will have been raised. 
  3. The root-causes and real reasons for which people from Kotayk, Aragatsotn and Gegharkunik marzes decline the services of the Public Defender’s Office in Armenia will have been revealed.
Project Type:Grant
Start date:June 1, 2009
End date:January 30, 2010
Coordinator / Responsible Person:Ruben Krrikyan
Partner Organization:WB- Armenia, Counterpart International
Implementer:“Investigating Journalists”  (IJ) NGO
Project Cost by JMF:AMD: 3,500,000  USD: 11,475