Jul 17, 2017 | Press Release
On the anniversary of the takeover of Erebuni police station in Yerevan by “Sasna Tsrer”, we reiterate our commitment to the ideal of a free and independent Armenia, where every citizen is treated equally by the law and the government has the best interest of the country at heart.
Mar 23, 2017 | Press Release
To help enhance the integrity of election process in Armenia, PFA, Transparency International Anticorruption Center, and Citizen Observer Initiative, with the financial support of the European Endowment for Democracy, developed a database entitled the “Wall of Election Falsifiers”.
Dec 06, 2016 | Press Release
December 6, 2016 marks the first anniversary of the 2015 Constitutional Referendum in Armenia. On that date, citizens of Armenia went to the polling stations to express their views on constitutional amendments proposed by the executive branch, aimed at transforming the country’s governance structure from a presidential to a parliamentary system.
Oct 17, 2016 | Press Release
On October 13, 2016, Policy Forum Armenia hosted a panel discussion that brought together speakers from the Armenian Helsinki Committee, Transparency International Anti-Corruption Center, Human Rights Watch, National Endowment for Democracy, American Bar Association, and George Washington University Law School.
Oct 03, 2016 | Press Release
The anti-regime protests of the past 18 months in Armenia were accompanied by excessive use of police force, widespread crackdown on civil and opposition leaders, and declining standards of due process, with discretionary use of pre-trial detention.
Sep 13, 2016 | Press Release
We, the undersigned members of Academic and Executive Boards, are gravely concerned that Garo Yegnukian—a member of PFA’s Executive Board, a repatriated Diaspora activist, intellectual, and father of five—continues to be held in pre-trial detention since July 19, 2016 despite the nature of charges brought against him and deteriorating health conditions.
Jul 18, 2016 | Press Release
The corrupt and criminal regime of Serge Sargsyan and his partners have exhausted all
Apr 02, 2016 | Press Release
Policy Forum Armenia profoundly mourns the loss of civilian and military life and offers its deepest condolences to the families of victims of this latest Azerbaijani aggression. We place the blame for the escalation of the situation entirely on the Aliyev regime, whose bellicose rhetoric of recent months has become even more aggressive.
Dec 04, 2015 | Press Release
Armenia is standing at one of the most important crossroads since independence in 1991. The situation is dire: victorious in the 1994 liberation of Artsakh, but defeated by homegrown corruption, criminality, and incompetence, the people of Armenia are leaving their homeland in tens of thousands per year. Poverty is likely in excess of the official number of nearly 40 percent, and the economy shows no signs of growth. Unless profound systemic changes take place in the way the country is governed, Armenia will not survive another war or severe economic shock. Unfortunately, the proposed Constitutional changes are likely to make the matters even worse.
Jun 29, 2015 | Press Release
Policy Forum Armenia condemns police brutality and arrests of peaceful protesters who were exercising their Constitutional rights of freedom assembly and speech to protest against electricity tariff hikes in Armenia on June 23, 2015.