Kristine Grigoryan is the new Armenian Human Rights Defender

The Armenian National Assembly has elected Christine Grigoryan as the new Human Rights Defender (Ombudsman).

Grigoryan was elected by secret ballot. Out of 107 MPs, 68 deputies took part in the voting, all of whom voted for. The opposition did not take part in the voting.

Kristine Grigoryan thanked MPs and swore the oath of office.  She will take over from the current Ombudsman, Arman Tatoyan whose term expires on 23 February.

In 2019 Kristine Grigoryan was appointed Deputy Minister of Justice of Armenia, and later also served as First Deputy Minister of Justice, until this month.

source: with agencies