Armenia

National Assembly

Political system
Parliamentary system
Structure of parliament
Unicameral
IPU membership
Yes

Specialized body - Human rights

Standing Committee on Protection of Human Rights and Public Affairs January 2019

About

Nature
Permanent
Themes
Human rights

Members

No information available

Chairperson(s)
(2021-08)

Person
Queen Manveli Tovmasyan (Female)
Date of birth: 14 Aug 1982
Political affiliation
No information available

Committee functions

The Committee has the following functions:

Mainstream human rights into the work of (other) parliamentary committees and of Parliament as a whole
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Scrutinise all Bills for their compatibility with human rights
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Scrutinise the Executive’s policy for compatibility with human rights
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Obtain information from the Executive about the justification for actions or inaction which affect human rights
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Scrutinise State compliance with existing UN human rights treaties
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Initiate inquiries of its own choosing
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Scrutinise proposed human rights treaties, and other international treaties with implications for human rights, and report to Parliament thereon, prior to ratification
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Ascertain and review the Executive’s reasons for not acceding to or ratifying existing international human rights treaties
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Scrutinise the Executive’s response to judgments of national, regional and international courts with implications for human rights
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Monitor the adequacy of the existing national system for the protection of human rights
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Review the allocation and expenditure of funds in the State budget to support measures to promote and protect human rights
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Other important functions, please specify
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Committee involvement in international and national reporting mechanisms

Such as the UN Human Rights Council and its' Universal Periodic Review, the UN CEDAW Committee etc.

Consulted in the preparation of national report to the UN Human Rights Council
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Included in the official delegation which orally presented the most recent national report to the Council
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Discussed the conclusions and recommendations which the Council adopted as a result
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Conducted hearings with the Executive about its plans to implement the conclusions and recommendations of the Human Rights Council
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Committee powers

The Committee has the power to:

Propose amendments to legislation
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Introduce bills into Parliament
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Initiate parliamentary debates on its reports or on subjects of its choosing
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Carry out inquiries
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Hold oral evidence hearings
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Compel witnesses to attend
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Compel the production of documents and papers
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Make recommendations to the Executive
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Conduct visits, including visits abroad
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Access places of detention without notice
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Committee working methods

The Committee:

Adopts an annual or longer-term work plan
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Publishes reports on its work on the parliamentary website
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Usually reaches consensus on the issues on which it reports
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Systematically follows up its reports and recommendations
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Reports regularly to Parliament on its activities
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Number of specialised staff to service committee
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Cooperation and coordination

The Committee regularly cooperates and coordinates (e.g. through sharing of reports; meetings; joint follow-up action) with:

Other parliamentary committees
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Civil society organisations
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National Human Rights Institution(s)
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Academic institutions, including research institutes on human rights and the rule of law
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The media
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Contact information for the Committee

Contact / Address
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Phone
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Fax number
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E-mail
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Web site
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Historical data for IPU membership

Historical data for IPU membership
Year IPU membership
2020-09
List of values for 2020-09
No
2019-04
List of values for 2019-04
No
2018-06
List of values for 2018-06
No