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APRIL 2024 SUMMARY OF THE CASES IN THE LEGAL DEPARTMENT OF RIGHT SIDE HUMAN RIGHTS DEFENDER NGO

In April 2024, Right Side Human Rights Defender NGO provided counseling to 53 Trans LGBIQ and sex workers community members, their family members, and supporters. The legal consultations were related to the following areas:

  • Obtaining the status of permanent residence in RA,
  • Obtaining refugee status in RA,
  • Receiving a deferment from mandatory military service,
  • Passport change,
  • Relations related to bank secrecy,
  • Crimes against a person’s sexual integrity and sexual freedom,
  • Domestic violence/intimate partner violence threats,
  • Illegal detention of a person’s property by the police,
  • Family relations/child custody,
  • Administrative offenses, appeal of fines,
  • The course of affairs in the proceedings of the enforcement service,
  • In a criminal case: issues related to the rights of the victim, the accused, the rights and duties of law enforcement agencies,
  • Other legal issues.

In April 2024, the organization received 13 new applications. The lawyer of the organization was involved in two new criminal cases as the authorized representative of the victim.

In addition, the lawyers of Right Side Human Rights Defender NGO ensured the current maintenance of the cases in the organization, in particular, the lawyers participated in 4 court hearings, and 3 investigative actions, provided the representation of the organization’s beneficiaries in the Migration and Citizenship Service of the RA Ministry of Internal Affairs, in the proceedings of the National Security Agency.

In one criminal proceeding, the preliminary investigation was announced and the case was sent to the court with an indictment.

Apr 28, 2024 Armenia Yerevan

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