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Karen Andreasyan

Karen Andreasyan

Minister of Justice

Curriculum Vitae

Date/place of birth
September 10, 1977, Yerevan

Education
1994 - 1999 Faculty of Law of Yerevan State University, graduation with honours.
1999 – 2002 Ph.D. in Law at Faculty of Law of Yerevan State University. In 2002 he defended his PhD dissertation on constitutional and administrative law.
1999 - International Human Rights and Administrative Law at the University of California, Berkeley.
1999 and 2001 - Training at the University of Oxford in Great Britain, courses in Information Law.
2001 - Two-month training in International Human Rights Advocacy at the Canadian Center for Human Rights in Montreal.
2003, 2005 and 2007 - Trainings on information law, investigative journalism and journalistic ethics organized by the European Journalism Center in the Kingdom of the Netherlands.

 

Work experience
1997 - Department of Utility Construction and Improvement of Yerevan Municipality, first-class specialist.
1997-1998 - Teacher of human rights at 120 secondary school.
1998-1999 - Translator-aide at the Department of Foreign Affairs and Military Cooperation of the Ministry of Defense of the Republic of Armenia,
1999 - Assistant to the Chairman of the Court of First Instance of Avan and Nor Nork communities
1999-2001 - Administrative Law professor at the Police Academy of the Republic of Armenia.
2000 - Director at the Armenian Bar Association Center for pro bono legal services.
2001 - Project Co-ordinator at the Civic Education Program.
2001-2002 - Lawyer at the “Internews” NGO.
2001-2007 - Professor of Constitutional Law, Administrative Law and Information Law at the Faculty of Law of Yerevan State University (2005— Academic rank of Associate Professor of Yerevan State University).
2003 - Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for Socio-Legal Studies of the University of Oxford, Great Britain.
2003-2004 — International expert and consultant at “Article 19” international organisation, based in Great Britain, “Open Society Justice Initiative” international organisation, based in Hungary and Access to Information Programme, Bulgaria.
2003-2004 - Human rights trainer at seminars designed for journalists, held in Abkhazia, South Ossetia and Nagorno-Karabakh.
2005-2008 - Lawyer, later Chief Lawyer and later Deputy Director at the American Bar Association.
2006-2007 - Advisor to the President of the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Armenia.
2007 - TV presenter of the TV programme "Issue of the Country" at Yerkir Media TV.
2009-2010 - Founder and host of the TV programme "In Reality" at Armenia TV.
2008-2009 — Organizer of Information Law and Investigative Journalism competitions among the Journalism and Law students, in association with the European Journalism Centre.
2008-2010 - Head of DEFENCE Law Firm.
2011-2016 — The Human Rights Defender of the Republic of Armenia.
2016-2021— Expert and Consultant at the United Nations Development Programme, Checchi and Company Consulting, Management Systems International (MSI), European Journalism Centre, “Mellat Bank” CJSC, Access to Information and Investigative Journalism for Better Informed Citizens Project, carried out by the “Freedom of Information Center of Armenia” NGO and co-financed by the European Union.
2017-2021 - entrepreneurial activity.
August 3, 2021 – present - Minister of Justice of Armenia upon the decree of the President of the Republic of Armenia.

Other Information
Member of the Chamber of Advocates of the Republic of Armenia since 2006.
Author of about twenty published scientific articles, training manuals and other works.

Marital Status
Married with two sons and one daughter.