The staff of the Armenian Ombudsman's Office and experts of its Rapid Reaction Groups today received training on electoral rights in preparation for the 18 February presidential elections.
The event organized by the OSCE Office in Yerevan in cooperation with the Ombudsman's Office and with the funding of the EU brought together some 40 staff members, human rights and legal experts.
The participants studied electoral rights and the methods of addressing possible electoral violations during elections. Rapid Reaction Groups were formed to ensure that representatives will be on site to document and refer alleged electoral violations.
The OSCE Office in Yerevan also supported the production of a public service announcement on the activities of the Ombudsman's Office during the election, which has been broadcast since 1 February.