Armen Harutyunyan

Born on 7 March 1964, in Yerevan, Armenia

  • Diploma in Law, Yerevan State University, Law Department, 1981-1986
  • PhD, Institute of State and Law of Academy of Science of the USSR, Moscow, 1986-1989
  • Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, Senior Professor, Yerevan State University, Law Department, Division of Constitutional and International Law, 1989-2002
  • Doctor of Law, Academy of Public Administration of Russian Federation, Moscow, 1996-1997
  • Member of the Commission on Constitutional reforms, 1997-2001
  • Legal Advisor, Constitutional Court of Armenia, 1997-2005
  • Representative of the President of the Republic of Armenia on Constitutional reforms, 2001-2005
  • Rector, Public Administration Academy of Armenia, 2002-2006
  • Deputy Representative of Armenia, European Commission for Democracy through Law (Venice Commission), 2002-2011
  • Member of the Council of Justice of Armenia, 2004-2005
  • President of the European Law Association of Armenia, 2004-2011
  • Human Rights Defender (Ombudsman) of Armenia, Human Rights Defender’s Institution of Armenia, 2006-2011
  • Member of the Board of European Ombudsman Institute (2008-2011), external member (2011-2015)
  • Graduated of the Human Rights Law Centre, School of Law, University of Nottingham, 2007
  • Member of the Armenian Bar Association of North America, Los Angeles, 2007-2011
  • Honorary Member of the French Association of Armenian Advocates and Lawyers (AFAJA), Paris, 2008-2011
  • Regional Representative, Regional Office for Central Asia of the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, 2011-2014
  • Head of the UN Human Rights Monitoring Mission in Ukraine, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, 2014-2015
  • Member (external) of the Commission of Constitutional amendments of Ukraine, 2015
  • Judge of the European Court of Human Rights since 17 September 2015.
Armen Harutyunyan