Hayk Mkrtchyan is a human rights defender working in the area of the rights of people with disabilities, elderly persons and children for over 10 years. Hayk is the program coordinator of the Human Rights Department of the “Ekho” Disability Rights NGO and interpreter in the international programs of “Ekho” NGO. He coordinates the Committee of Community Empowerment of the largest coalition in Armenia called Coalition of Inclusive Legal Reforms. In addition, he is an independent member of the Public Council attached to the RA Human Rights Defender. Moreover, he is independent member of the Monitoring group of Care Houses in Armenia as a human rights expert for children and the elderly. Within the framework of its international activities, he regularly develops alternative reports concerning the situation of the rights of the persons with disabilities, elderly persons and children various specialized bodies of the United Nations.