Freedom of Information Conference-2006
The conference was moderated by Mrs. Shushan Doydoyan, President of the Freedom of Information Center of Armenia. Opening remarks were made by Mrs. Consuelo Vidal, UN Resident Coordinator, UNDP Resident Representative, Mr. Karl Fickenscher, Acting Director of the USAID/Armenia, Mr. Vladimir Pryakhin, Head of the OSCE Office in Yerevan. Mr. Armen Harutyunyan, RA Human Rights Defender, represented the current situation in Armenia with regard to protection of the freedom of information right. He was followed by Mrs. Shushan Doydoyan representing the problems of civil and legal defence of the freedom of information right in Armenia, and Mrs. Gayane Karakhanyan, Judge of the First Instance Court of Center and Nork-Marash communities of Yerevan, representing the court practice of the protection of the right for access to information.The right for access to information in state bodies and organizations with public functions were discussed by participants. FOI court practice was summarised and solutions to the existing obstacles were highlighted.