studied and graduated with Honors from Department of Law, Yerevan State
University. In 1986 obtained PHD from the Institute of State and Law under the
USSR National Academy of Sciences. In 1989 he became Candidate of Law defending
he studied at the Doctorate studies of the Russian Academy of State Service.
After graduating and defending his thesis he became a Doctor of Law. He was
trained at 12 Central European and Parisian Universities. He is an alumni of
the Chevening Scholarships at the Human Rights Center of the University of
Nottingham from 2006 to 2007.
Harutyunyan was a lecturer at the Department of Constitutional and
International Law of the Yerevan State University. Simultaneously he worked as
a legal advisor in RA Constitutional Court. He was a lecturer at the American
University of Armenia (AUA) and at the French University Foundation in Armenia
(UFAR) as well.
2001-2005 he was the representative of RA President for RA
2000-2002 he was the Dean of the Law Faculty at the
Russian-Armenian (Slavonic) State University.
he was the Rector of the RA Public Administration Academy.
2001 he is the President of the European Law Association of Armenia.
he was a member of RA Council of Justice.
2008 he joined the Association of Francophone Ombudsmen and Mediators. He is an
Honorary Member of the Association of Armenian lawyers in France. He is also a
member of tha Association of Armenian lawyers in North America.
In 2009, he became a member of the European
Ombudsman Institute’s Council.
2010, Mr. Harutyunyan joined the Association of Mediterranean Ombudsmen and
Asian Ombudsman Union.
He delivered reports at the universities of
Harvard and Michigan.
Harutyunyan is an author of more than 80 scientific works, 2 textbooks and 7
monographs. Armen Harutyunyan took office as RA Human Rights Defender in
February 20, 2006.
February 1, 2011 he submitted a resignation letter to RA National Assembly due
to his transfer to another job.
March 2011 he was Special Representative of UN General-Secretary in Central
June 22, 2015 was elected as a Judge of the European Court of Human Rights.