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Artur Grigoryan

HRD, Lawyer

Artur Grigoryan is chairman of “EcoRight”, a non-governmental organisation that works to hold the mining companies working in Armenia accountable for the negative impacts their activity has on the society, public health and biodiversity.

Human rights defenders working on environmental issues in Armenia face a number of threats coming from the government, mining companies and non-state groups.


Defamation campaigns carried out by the state media and public officials are often used to stigmatise HRDs and discredit their work in Armenia. These campaigns tend to portray HRDs as foreign agents and spies and can result in increased threats, judicial harassment and onerous tax inspections of their organisations.