Annual report, 2021
This report summarizes the human rights violations accompanied by discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity that were documented by the organization in 2021. Of course, the documented cases do not fully reflect the violations of the rights of LGBT people, as the victims do not often turn to legal protection or human rights defenders. Victims of discrimination often do not have the confidence to prove the real motives of what happened to them as, on the one hand, the process of proving cases of discrimination contains certain complications, and on the other hand, there is a pattern of courts not always using the tools provided by law to conduct a full, complete and objective investigation of cases. In such circumstances, state bodies make no effort at all to identify and document violations of the rights of LGBT people as discriminatory.
Annual report, 2020
The substantive part of the report presents the violations based on SOGI combined with discrimination in 2020. It includes the obligations of the state to prevent these violations, to protect the victims, as well as the response of law enforcement agencies and the attitude towards LGBT people.
The rest of the content of the report concerns hate speech. It includes an analysis of hate speech in the direction of regulation of state policy, legislative changes, regulation of hate speech expressed by state authorities and other public figures.
The report is summed up with conclusions on the events that have taken place, with recommendations to state institutions, the media, and international organizations.
Annual report, 2019
Pink annually presents a report on the human rights situation of LGBT persons, which is based on the documentation of violations on the grounds on sexual orientation and gender identity, as well as monitoring of discussions and developments on legislative or other public agendas.
Accordingly, the report consists of three main sections.
The first section summarizes the facts on violations recorded by the organization during the year and their legal interpretations. The second section of the report contains assessments and expressions targeting LGBT persons by state bodies and officials, and they have been given legal commentary. Recommendations addressed to state authorities, mass media and the Human Rights Defender are presented in the third section of the report based on the identified issues.
Shadow report, 2019
This report is a joint submission to the UN Human Rights Council at the 35th session of the Universal Periodic Review (UPR). It was prepared by Pink human rights defender NGO and Eastern European Coalition of LGBT+ Equality.
The report is focused on equality and anti-discrimination issues towards LGBT people. The observations are made based on the years’ work of Pink in LGBT human rights protection field, within the framework of which the organization has not only provided legal, psychological and social assistance but also has carried advocacy for comprehensive legislation on prohibition of discrimination and for State policy to address sexual minorities’ issues.
The report is composed of a short notice on implementation of the recommendations made during the previous cycle, as well as of description of practical situation. At the end of the report are presented the recommendations to the State.
Annual report, 2018
Every year, Pink Armenia presents an annual review of the human rights situation of LGBT persons in Armenia accompanied with facts available to the NGO and a legal analysis.
In the aftermath of the “Velvet Revolution” of 2018, Armenia is witnessing an unprecedented level of hate speech related to people’s sexual orientation or gender identity in mass and social media. This is, first of all, predicated on the former government administration’s active political manipulations.
Annual report, 2017
The Human Rights Situation of LGBT People in Armenia, 2017 report summarizes the cases filed to and documented by PINK Armenia, presents excerpts from interviews with LGBT persons, introduces the court cases filed in 2017 and publications from online and mass media.
Annual report, 2016
In 2016 PINK Armenia has documented cases regarding the violation of the right to life, the right to protection from torture or inhuman, degrading treatment, the right to be free from discrimination and hate speech, the right to a private and family life, dignity and honor, and the right to equality and equal protection before the law.
Annual report, 2015
The report shows what violations the state has perpetrated in its interactions with LGBT people, the nature of rights violations that have been recorded in interactions with third parties, and the situation created as a result of the state’s failure to create equal opportunities and a safe environment for all.
Annual report, 2014
This report summarizes reported and documented cases of human rights violations during 2014 reported to PINK Armenia, records of interviews with LGBT people and data obtained from court cases, internet sources and studies of other reports.
The Situation of Human Rights of Women and Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender People in the Republic of Armenia
Shadow report, 2014
This report is a joint contribution to the 21st session of the UN Universal Periodic Review (UPR). It was prepared by Public Information and Need of Knowledge, Society Without Violence, Women’s Resource Center and Women’s Support Center NGOs with the support of the Human Rights House Foundation.
Annual report, 2013
This report summarizes public and highlighted cases of human rights violations of LGBT people and subsequent events in 2013.
Shadow report, 2012
This report is a joint submission by the Public Information and Need of Knowledge NGO, the Heartland Alliance for Human Needs and Human Rights, ILGA-Europe: The European region of the International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association, and The George Washington University Law School International Human Rights Clinic to the United Nations Human Rights Committee on the occasion of its consideration of the State of Armenia’s implementation of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) at the 105th session.
Annual report, 2012
This report summarizes the public and highlighted cases of human rights violations of LGBT people and subsequent events in 2012.
Annual report, 2011
This report focuses on several aspects of social life and presents the most common issues and problems of LGBT community in the Republic of Armenia which were registered in the past 2011.