Nikolay Hovhannisyan


Nikolay Hovhannisyan

Senior Program Manager

Edited on October 28, 2020

Nikolay is a human rights lawyer and activist based in Armenia. He has joined EPF in August 2018 as Human Rights Project Manager. Nikolay has been involved in the sphere of human rights protection in the nonprofit sector since 2011. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Jurisprudence from Yerevan State University in Armenia and a Master’s degree in International Human Rights Law from the University of Groningen in the Netherlands. Apart from formal education, Nikolay took part in a number of professional trainings on topics of public international law, international criminal law and humanitarian law, human rights education, and the rights of vulnerable groups. He has written and submitted several reports, policy papers and recommendations on freedom of religion or belief, non-discrimination, LGBT rights, child rights, and women’s rights to the UN Universal Periodic Review, East Europe and Central Asia Union of PLWH, other national and international institutions and organizations.

Nikolay has previously worked at PINK Armenia, where he held different positions such as project coordinator and human rights and advocacy expert. He has also provided consultancy to different local and international organizations. Nikolay is knowledgeable and has expertise in sexuality, sexual and reproductive health and rights, gender equality and mainstreaming, human rights, fact-finding, documentation, reporting, and program management. He has designed training modules and provided trainings and workshops to numerous organizations, activists, and youth in Armenia on topics of Social Justice, Stereotypes, Prejudice and Discrimination, Sexuality, Human Rights, and Security. He is a member of several national and regional working groups and technical project committees on non-discrimination, women’s rights, and human rights.

Nikolay has also experience in integration projects of refugee and asylum-seeker families in Armenia. He is passionate about the human rights protection of vulnerable groups and civic activism.