YEREVAN, Armenia – On November 30, students of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences (CHSS) of the American University of Armenia (AUA) visited the Investigative Committee of the Republic of Armenia, led by instructor Dr. Aleksandr Avetisyan. The visit was held within the framework of the “Introduction to Armenian Government” course, which is a general introduction to the structure and functions of the Armenian Government and its institutions from historical, legal and comparative perspectives.
Students were welcomed by Deputy Head of the Investigative Committee Dr. Artur Ghambaryan and Head of the Legal Provision Department Davit Tumasyan. Issues related to the functions and structure of the Investigative Committee were discussed. Dr. Ghambaryan and Tumasyan highlighted the importance of having an independent investigative body, which ensures the prevention of human rights violations.
At the end of the meeting, Dr. Ghambaryan and Tumasyan answered questions from students. Following the visit, they expressed their impressions, saying that it was informative and gave them a better understanding of the institution’s performance.
In previous semesters, visits have included the Ministry of Emergency Situations, military police headquarters, and United Nations office in Armenia. This semester, students were also taken to the National Assembly, where they had an opportunity to follow a hearing and have a Q/A session with the Vice President of the National Assembly of Armenia Eduard Sharmazanov.
Study visits are an important component of the class, aiming to deepen the understanding of governmental institutions and expose students to their real-life activities. Such visits also allow the instructor to cover a wide range of topics in a more effective and complete way.
Founded in 1991, the American University of Armenia (AUA) is a private, independent university located in Yerevan, Armenia and affiliated with the University of California. AUA provides a global education in Armenia and the region, offering high-quality, graduate and undergraduate studies, encouraging civic engagement, and promoting public service and democratic values.