YEREVAN, JUNE 19, ARMENPRESS: A Human Rights library opened in Armenia’s resort town of Dilijan, province of Tavush, at the initiative of a local non-profit Armenian Constitutional Legal Protection Center. The brand new library, with a cozy reading-room for 10-12 people and computerized data base, possesses more than 1,000 specialized books and will receive republican and foreign papers on a daily basis, other magazines and relevant literature.
The head of the NGO Manukian said that their organization, with its 15-year history, is fostering the development of the legal culture in Armenia via scientific research, education, information dissemination and advocacy, and the new library will be one of the tools to accomplish the organization’s mission.
The first Human Rights Library was founded in Vanadzor in 1996, where the headquarters of the NGO are. Since 2002 the organization, jointly with the Public Affairs section of the US Embassy, is carrying out human rights library networking in Armenia. Currently the web is covering several libraries, located in Vanadzor, Hrazdan, Dilijan, Artashat and Gavar.