Armen Harutyunyan

Armen Harutyunyan, Judge, European Court of Human Rights (Armenia)

Armen Harutyunyan earned a diploma in law from Armenia’s Yerevan State University Law Department. He completed a PhD at the Institute of State and Law at the Academy of Sciences of the USSR and a doctor of law at the Academy of Public Administration of the Russian Federation. He also graduated from the Human Rights Law Centre at the School of Law, University of Nottingham. Harutyunyan was a professor of constitutional and international law at Yerevan State University Law Department from 1989 to 2002. He served on Armenia’s Commission on Constitutional Reforms and was legal advisor to the Constitutional Court of Armenia. He has held numerous positions in the area of human rights including member of the Council of Justice of Armenia, president of the European Law Association of Armenia, and ombudsman at the Human Rights Defender’s Institution of Armenia. Internationally, he served on the board of the European Ombudsman Institute, as a regional representative at the Central Asia office of the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, and as head of the 2014–15 UN human rights monitoring mission in Ukraine. Harutyunyan was appointed a judge of the European Court of Human Rights in 2015.