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The candidacy of the new Human Rights Defender (ombudsperson) of Armenia is being debated on at Friday’s sitting of the National Assembly (NA).

The ruling majority "Civil Contract" Faction of the NA has nominated Kristine Grigoryan—the now former Deputy Minister of Justice—for this office.

Grigoryan's biography was presented by "Civil Contract" Faction MP Vladimir Vardanyan.

Accordingly, Kristine Grigoryan born in 1981 in the city of Sevan. She graduated from the Faculty of Oriental Studies of Yerevan State University. She has a master's degree. Aside from Armenian, she speaks English, French, Russian, German, and Arabic. Grigoryan has no party affiliation. And in 2019, she was appointed Deputy Minister of Justice.

Under the respective law of Armenia, the Human Rights Defender of the country is appointed to this office for a five-year term.

The candidacy of the new ombudsperson is being considered now in connection with the imminent end of the term of office of the current Human Rights Defender, Arman Tatoyan.

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