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Siranush Sahakyan
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Associate Professor, Program Chair (MA in Human Rights and Social Justice)
College of Humanities and Social Sciences
060 61 2573

HRSJ310 The Human Rights Clinic
HRSJ311 Internship
HRSJ312 Master's Thesis
LAW201 Armenian Constitution
LAW 363 Topics in Comparative Law

My view: (Please briefly describe your view on the three concepts below)

The goal of true education is to shape character.
The ability to put the right research questions is crucial.
Pursue what is meaningful, not what is expedient.

Short Bio:

I obtained LLM in International Human Rights Law, LLM in Public International Law and Bachelor of laws. I am currently doing PhD focusing on Margin of appreciation doctrine in the jurisprudence of the ECtHR.
I have more than 15 years of outstanding experience in human rights, justice and corruption prevention. I have successfully litigated many human rights cases before domestic higher courts, international and regional courts and human rights bodies, thus contributing to the development of standards. I also effectively managed practices in complex transactions of business and corporate law, financial transactions, mergers and acquisitions, foreign investments, effectively mentored and supervised lawyers, successfully held consultations with reputable clients, offering suggestions and advice with positive feedback.
With strong working relationship with international development organizations and the ability to interface across all levels and functions, I have brought a strong base of the human rights and justice knowledge into government service, bi-lateral and multi-lateral donor’s project implementation practices and NGO program management. I am is a Licensed Attorney and have professional membership with the Chamber of Advocates of Armenia.


Selected publications
1. Securing the Accused Person’s Presence within the Territorial Jurisdiction of National Courts by Extraordinary Rendition: Implications for Human Rights and Due Process, Armenian Yearbook of International and Comparative Law, Vol. 1, 2017.
2. Aggravated State Responsibility and Obligations Erga Omnes, LAP Lambert Academic Publishing, 2010.
3. “The Status and Treatment of Direct and Indirect Victims in “Disappearance” Cases: Approaches of the Inter-American Court and the European Court”, YSU official journal
4. “Review of the ECtHR judgment on Bayatyan v. Armenia”, Armenian Yearbook of International and Comparative Law, Vol. 1, 2013.
5. “Implementation of CAT and Article 3 of the ECHR in Armenia. Challenges and achievements”, EHRAC Bulletin, Issue 18, 2012.

Selected publications
1. Sahakyan, A. Mejlumyan, Application of the Case-Law of the European Court of Human Rights by Armenian Courts, PRWB, 2011.
2. Sahakyan, A. Zrvandyan, M. Ghulyan, Problems of Administrative Justice in Armenia, Asoghik, 2011.
3. Juvenile Justice in Armenia: Legislative Analysis. CSI, 2012. (In this theme - S. Sahakyan, A. Danielyan, L. Petrosyan, V. Wattenberg, Trial Monitoring of Cases involving Juvenile Defendants, CSI, 2011, S. Sahakyan, Casebook for practitioner: Juvenile Justice, PRI, 2012).
4. Sahakyan, V. Avetisyan, K. Badalyan, Handbook for Training on Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms in Armed Forces, OSCE, 2013.