- Community Justice Centers in Armenia
- In 2006, two Community Justice Centers opened in Armenia to provide restorative justice services to first-time young offenders. They were developed by an NGO, Project Harmony, and Armenian law enforcement professionals and educators. In this article, Renee Berrian, programme manager with Project Harmony, provides an overview of the development of the Community Justice Centers in Armenia.
- Minister of Justice of Armenia. Victims: Place, Rights and Assistance.
- This article discusses the need to protect the rights of crime victims. It notes that crime victims have many different types of injuries, from many different groups of people, as the result of their crime—both primary and secondary injuries. In protecting crime victims, the article presents three factors to consider: (1) Assistance to particularly vulnerable victims, (2) Restorative Justice, and (3) Compensation of crime victims. In providing assistance to particularly vulnerable victims, the article defines the issues of vulnerability, defines the major steps in providing assistance to victims, explains the experience in Armenia, and presents major problems an concerns. With respect to Restorative Justice (RJ), the article provides an overview of RJ, discusses mediation in penal matters, discusses conferencing and circles, and identifies some major obstacles. Lastly, the article’s discusses the importance of compensating victims. The author notes it is a victim’s right to receive compensation. However, often there are certain issues that prevent the victim from being compensated. The article discusses possible methods the victim can receive compensation.
- Sarukhanyan, Tigran N. Turkish-Armenian Relations and the USA, 1991-2003
- The elevated interest in the study of conflict resolution in Armenia and the Caucasus was caused by a number of conflicts that popped up after the fall of the Soviet Union, like Georgia-Abkhazia, Georgia-South Ossetia, Armenia-Azerbaijan and the Turkish blockade of Armenia. To this day, the lack of understanding the means of resolution as well as the absence of resolution mechanisms makes the subject interesting for both politicians and scholars alike, raising the question: "What should be done?" My paper aims to analyze the geopolitical changes that took place after the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991. It also tries to shed light on the pivotal role of the peacemaking efforts of the United States regarding the Nagorno-Karabakh problem, normalisation of hostilities between the republics of Turkey and Armenia, and their reconciliation. abszz