"MEDIA GROUP" NGO STATEMENT
Group" NGO Has Exhausted All Degrees of Jurisdiction in Armenia.
On July 7 the
Hall of Civil and Economic Cases of the RA Cassation Court reached a
verdict to dismiss the appeal of the Media Group Mass Media NGO
against the judgement of the RA Economic Court produced as of
Arman Mkrtumyan, Head of the Hall explained that according to the case
the NGO employed a volunteer driver whereas it was mentioned during
the previous hearing that a driver couldn't volunteer. So here is
the only ground for the Cassation Court to produce a precedent
excusing and promoting such an illegal attitude towards NGO
The Court did not even pay attention that the case was tried by economic
court judges, which breaks the 16th sentence of the Armenian civil
legislation. It means that judges were not authorized for this
particular case and thus violated the 6th sentence of the European
Convention On Human Rights and Basic Freedom Support safeguarding
the right for fair legal proceedings. In that situation the verdict
is subject to another appeal.
According to Media Group, great deal of the fault also goes to NGOs
because of their indifference and inactivity towards such an
important case. One day the same problem will certainly rise before
them as well.
It can be said that the NGO has completed its work in Armenia but will
continue in the European Court on Human Rights. As for the future of
the organization, by the final decision of the Hall of Civil and
Economic Cases of the RA Cassation Court there are all legal grounds
for obligatory liquidation of the Media Group NGO.
Meanwhile, the Media Group NGO
assures that they are adamant in their struggle and will never give
up before difficulties advancing towards the triumph of justice.
Marukyan, Head of Legal Department "Media Group" Mass Media NGO
The RA Social Security State Fund Was
Acknowledged "Volunteer Enemy" As the Media Group Mass Media NGO
informs, yesterday on 9 July a protest action of NGO volunteers took
place in Yerevan during which the RA Social Security State Fund was
conferred the title of "Volunteer Enemy".
event participants were the volunteers of the Media Group and other
NGOs who protested against violations committed by the territorial
centers of SSSF.
will be of a continuous nature and similar titles will be granted to
all state structures hampering the activity of NGOs and volunteers.
Edmon Marukyan, Head of Legal Department "Media Group" Mass
Vardanants 82, Vanadzor, Armenia