Who we are

The Europe in Law Association (ELA) is a human rights non-governmental organization founded by a group of Armenian lawyers on 31 January 2011.

The ELA’s mission is to elucidate, disseminate and strengthen the core European values of liberty, human dignity, responsibility, and universality legalized into the fundamental goals of human rights and fundamental freedoms, democracy, and rule of law.

Our aim is to support the spreading of these values among the bodies of public administration and local self-government, the judiciary, the wider jurist community, the civil society, and the larger public
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News

  • The Demands Put forward to the Authorities by Civil Society

    An organization, which does not have official access to the procedural, non-public, restricted documents of the Venice Commission, published the protocol part related to the Republic of Armenia, which was presented during the plenary session of the Venice Commission on July 15 of 2019. According to the highlights of the translated version of the protocol, (…) 1. The RA authorities accepted that the current vetting process is neither necessary nor useful. 3. The wording “judge”-“member” of the

    17.07.2019
  • EAP CSF ARMENIAN NATIONAL PLATFORM STATEMENT on the Necessity of Radical Changes in the Judicial System of Armenia

    The Armenian National Platform of the Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum (EaP CSF ANP) expresses its deep concern with regard to the crisis over the RA Constitutional Court (CC). Without commenting on the well-known contradictions in the statements of the newly elected judge Vahe Grigoryan and members of the Court, we state the following.  For many years, the Armenian judiciary, including the Constitutional Court, has not enjoyed public trust, has failed to meet the standards

    05.07.2019
  • The Constitution Must be Interpreted in Line with the Will of the Constituent Power

      JUDGE TO THE CONSTITUTIONAL COURT OF THE REPUBLIC OF ARMENIA  To: The President of the Republic of Armenia The National Assembly of the Republic of Armenia The Government of the Republic of Armenia The General Assembly of Judges of the Republic of Armenia Members to the Constitutional Court Ms. A. Gyulumyan Ms. A. Petrosyan Mr. H. Nazaryan Mr. F. Tokhyan Mr. A. Khachatryan Mr. H. Tovmasyan Mr. A. Tunyan Judge to the Constitutional Court

    29.06.2019
  • Lousineh Hakobyan was Elected as the National Coordinator of the EaP CSF NP

    On 7 June 2019 Ms Lousineh Hakobyan, President of the Europe in Law Association was elected as the National Coordinator of the National Platform of the Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum. The Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum (EaP CSF) aims to strengthen civil society in the Eastern Partnership countries as well as foster cooperation and the exchange of experience between civil society organisations from partner countries and the EU. EaP CSF’s mission is to facilitate

    11.06.2019
  • ELA Participated in EU’s EaP CFS WG1 Meeting

    In 2018 the Europe in Law Association was elected as a Delegate to the Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum by the Armenian National Platform of the EaP Civil Society Forum. The Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum (EaP CSF) aims to strengthen civil society in the Eastern Partnership countries as well as foster cooperation and the exchange of experience between civil society organisations from partner countries and the EU. EaP CSF’s mission is to facilitate and strengthen the active and expert engagement

    22.05.2019
  • ELA Monitors the Elections of Candidates for Judges at Domestic Courts

    On 25-26 April 2019, Mr Tigran Yegoryan, Senior Legal Adviser with the human rights NGO Europe in Law Association, monitored the process of written examinations held with a view to replenishing the list ofcandidates for judges in the area of civil, criminal and administrative law specialisations. ELA will continue its observation mission also during the process of interviews with the applicants and issue its final observation mission report. The report will contain recommendations on the

    06.05.2019

Our priorities

What we do

Capacity building

Europe in Law accomplishes its mission of strengthening and disseminating the universal values among the bodies of public administration, local self-government, the judiciary, the wider jurist community, the civil society and the larger public by capacity building at individual, institutional and societal levels. ELA’s capacity-building efforts aim to develop favourable conditions for individuals to build and enhance their knowledge of...

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Standard-setting

The history of international law is replete with cases when NGOs have successfully stimulated international or national law-making. As early as 1983, 23 NGOs through the Informal NGO Ad Hoc Group on the Drafting of the Convention on the Rights of the Child were able to influence the process of convention negotiations. Another successful example is the coalition of 11...

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Legal Advice and Assistance

The provision of legal advice and assistance has been and will continue to be one of the essential means whereby the Europe in Law fulfills its mission in Armenia and wider Europe. One important area in which ELA’s legal assistance has turned useful is the rights of the media and their workers. While co-operating with several media, ELA has assisted...

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Research and analysis

Research and analysis constitute an essential component of the programmes implemented by ELA since 2011. Research and analysis are pivotal in representing cases in domestic courts, as well as the ECtHR, in which ELA’s professional staff have been involved advocating for the dissemination of the core human rights. In furtherance of efforts aimed at introducing the best international human rights...

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Advocacy

Advocacy – organizing people with a view to influencing political decision-making and policy – has been in the focus of ELA’s attention throughout its existence. ELA has successfully engaged in media advocacy to influence decision-makers on a number of important occasions. As experts in a number of fields, ELA’s members have presented their views and clarifications to public officials on a number of...

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E-library

Manuals and handbooks

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Presentations

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ELA’s annual reports

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Legal acts and case law

RA Constitution ELA statute ECHR

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Videotrainings

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Thematic reports

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Events and trainings

Human Rights Challenges in New Armenia
  • October 18, 2019
  • 10:00 to 18:00
  • Yerevan, Armenia
ELA Report Presentation
  • January 24, 2018
  • 6:00 PM
  • Yerevan, Armenia
Meeting of active citizens and lawyers
  • March 12, 2016
  • 10:00 to 18:00
  • Yerevan, Armenia


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