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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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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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 – 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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Manuals and handbooks

This page is available in Armenian only

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This page is available in Armenian only

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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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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

Ameriabank CJSC

Europe in Law NGO

Bank Account No: 1570012130890100