The ombudsman's institutions has passed a rather impressive path of development in Armenia. Kristine Grigoryan, the now former Deputy Minister of Justice and the only candidate for the position of the new Human Rights Defender of Armenia, stated about this at Friday’s National Assembly session debates on the matter of electing the new ombudsperson of the country.
According to her, the ombudsman’s institution is one of the few established institutions operating in Armenia. As per the candidate, this institution effectively fulfills its mission aimed at protecting human rights and maintaining a democratic balance.
Also, Grigoryan presented some program priorities which she plans to implement if she is elected and, subsequently, approved as the new Human Rights Defender of Armenia.