RA Human Rights Defender Kristinne Grigoryan met with the General Director for Democracy Affairs of the Council of Ministers Marya Rutanen and other colleagues of the Council of Ministers
On September 27, Human Rights Defender Kristinne Grigoryan met with Marya Rutanen, General Director for Democracy Affairs of the CE within the framework of her working visit to Strasbourg.
Mrs. Grigoryan presented the violations of the rights of children as well as persons with disabilities as a result of Azerbaijan’s aggression, referred to the direct targeting of civil infrastructures and civilians. After that, the Human Rights Defender presented the details related to the progress and achievements of the programs implemented within the mandate of the General Directorate of Democracy of the CE.
In her speech, Mrs. Rutanen thanked the Defender’s staff for the cooperation within the CE national and regional programs and emphasized the importance of stable interaction between the two institutions.
Mrs. Grigoryan also met with the first vice-president of the expert group of the Council of Europe against human trafficking and exploitation, Antoineta Vasileva, and the members of the expert group.
Within the framework of the meeting, the situation of the fight against human trafficking and exploitation in Armenia was discussed, referring to the legislative regulations, the implementation process of the national action plan against human trafficking and exploitation, as well as the new NAP under development, the response mechanisms of the law enforcement system within the framework of the crime detection process and in this field to the activities of the defender.
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