Marat Terterov: Armenia’s long term security will be better served by strengthening economic security, rather than defining national security on the basis of the Tsarist Russian catch-cry “armiya i flot”
In 2012 European Court of Human Rights attained 16 verdicts against the Republic of Armenia.
The Court received 238 claims from 3274 people from Armenia in 2012. This is the highest indicator registered over the last 4 years. The government of Armenia could not prove that any disputable right was not broken in the context of the attained 16 verdicts.
The verdicts attained against Armenia in 2012 were chiefly regarding freedom and immunity of citizens, their right for fair proceedings as well as freedom of conscience and religion. Since the moment of Armenia's joining the Council of Europe the European Court of Human Rights attained 46 verdicts against Armenia with a demand to compensate 560.000 Euro. According to Armenia's Justice Ministry, the government has already repaid compensation in an amount about 400.000 Euro.
To note, Russian Federation is the leader on the number of cases being investigated by the European Court of Human Rights (28.593 cases). Then Italy comes (14.188 cases and Turkey (16.879 cases).