Meet Ombudsman

Term of Office 2018 October - 2020 December

Artak Beglaryan

Born on July 5, 1988, in Stepanakert.

Human Rights Ombudsman of the Republic of Artsakh since 2018.


  • 2013 – 2018: PhD in Political Science, Institute for National Strategic Studies after Drastamat Kanayan, adjacent to the Ministry of Defense of Armenia.
  • 2016 May – July: PhD researcher at Fribourg University of Switzerland with grant of Academic Swiss Caucasus Net (ASCN).
  • 2013 July – August: “American Institute on Political and Economic Systems” summer school organized by “The Fund for American Studies” and the Charles University, Prague, The Czech Republic.
  • 2013 January – June: Advanced trainings in Public Policy and Administration at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy of Tufts University, Boston, USA.
  • 2011 – 2012: MA in Politics, Security and Integration; School of Slavonic and East European Studies; University College London; London, UK.
  • 2010 – 2011: MA in Conflict Studies; faculty of sociology; Yerevan State University, Armenia.
  • 2010 March – 2011 January: Student exchange non-degree program in business Management; Alexander Technological Educational Institution of Thessaloniki; Thessaloniki, Greece.
  • 2006 – 2010: BA in Political Science; faculty of international relations; Yerevan State University; Yerevan, Armenia.
  • 2009 – 2010: Leadership course at the School for Young Leaders.
  • 1995 – 2006: #14 special school of Yerevan for visually impaired children.

Work Experience

  • 2018 November-Present: Human Rights Ombudsman of the Republic of Artsakh.
  • 2018 February – October: Head of the Department of the Human Rights Ombudsman’s Staff of the Republic of Artsakh.
  • 2017 November – 2018 February: Advisor to the State Minister of the Republic of Artsakh.
  • 2013 December – Present: Spokesman to the Prime Minister of the Republic of Artsakh.
  • 2012 August – 2013 December: Assistant to the prime minister of the Republic of Artsakh.
  • 2014– 2018: Invited lecturer of Artsakh State University.
  • 2012 June – December: Analyst at ArtsakhToday news and analytic center.
  • 2011 December – 2012 June: Columnist at CivilNet Advocacy Journalism from Armenia.

Civil Work and Achievements


  • 2018 – Present: President of the “Artsakh Blinds Union” NGO.
  • 2016 - present: Board member of the Shushi Technological University.
  • Founder, president or member of number of non-governmental organizations and civil initiatives.
  • Participation in several international conferences and trainings.
  • Publication of some scientific articles on the topics of the Azerbaijani-Artsakh conflict, the change of political regimes, the issues of increasing the international community of Artsakh Republic, etc.
  • 2003: First range diploma at the republican stage of the “History” olimpiad.

Term of Office 2008 April - 2016 May

Yuri Hayrapetyan

Born on 26 october 1954 in Stepanakert.

  • 1983 - Graduated from the correspondence department of the Law faculty of Yerevan State University
  • 1962-1972 - Studied at Stepanakert secondary school No 3.
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Term of Office 2016 May - 2018 October

Ruben Melikyan

Born on  June 26, 1982 in Yerevan.

  • 2008  June  – December : USA, Tufts University, Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy
  • 2003-2006: Yerevan State University, Faculty of Law, Department of Criminal Procedure and Criminalistics,  Postgraduate Study, Candidate of Law (equivalent to PhD)
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Elected in March 2021

Gegham Stepanyan

Born on July 22, 1991 in the city of Stepanakert.

  • 2009-2011 served in the Defense Army of the Republic of Artsakh
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