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02.10.2008 - 9. FOICA vs. the Mayor of Hrazdan

On November 2, 2007, “Freedom of Information Center” NGO has sent a written information request to the Mayor of Hrazdan city asking for the copies of the decisions adopted by the city Mayor  and council of elders of Hrazdan during the second quarter of 2007. On November 11, 2007, 20 days later, not receiving neither written nor an oral answer to the request, FOICA has applied to the Human Rights Defender of the Republic of Armenia. The Ombudsman studied the facts...

27.04.2007 - One more positive court case

On December 18, 2006 “Aqilles” NGO turned to Yerevan Minicipality for the copy of plan of the placement of road signs in the road intersection from Halabyan-Margaryan Streets’ crossroad to Halabyan-Yeghvard crossroad, Yerevan . 9 days after the inquiry (December 27) Yerevan Municipality sent a reply, advicing Aqilles to turn to State Motor Vehicle Inspectorate Yerevan Department, RA Police to get the required information. Aqilles turned to the...

26.04.2007 - Positive Court Cases in Shirak Region

Asparez Club of Journalists won FOI court cases in Shirak region.   On January 25, 2007 “Asparez Club of Journalists”,   NGO applied the First Instance Court of Shirak Region to restore its right to have access to information.   Nine civil cases were brought an action against the heads of communities of Azatan, Shirak, Lusnaghbyur, Amasia, Vorji, Ardenis, Mets Sepasar, Poqr Sepasar, Horom of Shirak region.   The claim was to provide the...

21.03.2006 - 8. FOICA vs. Nurnus Village Council

  FOICA vs. Nurnus Village Council On January 16, 2006 the FOICA Kotayk regional lawyer Mr. Robert Ghazaryan applied to the head of Nurnus village Mr. G. Mkrtchyan requesting to provide information about citizens who had received lands for constructing summer cottages. Not receiving any reply from G. Mkrtchyan, the FOICA lawyer petitioned to the first instance court of Kotayk region. On March 14, 2006 , during the first court hearing the claim of...

13.02.2006 - 7. FOICA vs. Armavir Municipality

FOICA vs. Armavir Municipality On September 14, 2005 FIC Armavir regional lawyer Mr. Arthur Mkrtchyan sent an information request to the mayor of Armavir Mr. Ruben Khlghatyan, asking to provide the following information: 1. Copies of all the decisions made by Armavir elders council during the second quarter of 2005 2. Copy of 2005 budget and its implementation report for the second quarter (April-May-June). In reply to the information request on...

14.01.2006 - 6. FOICA vs. Lukashin Village Council

FOICA vs. Lukashin Village Council On November 22, 2005 the FIC Armavir regional lawyer Mr. Arthur Mkrtchyan sent an information request to the head of Lukashin village Mr. Mkrtumyan requesting to provide the following information: • 2005 decisions concerning privatization and renting of lands. • List of people who have privatized or rented community lands. • Land privatization or rent prices. The governor of Lukashin village left the...

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