Larisa Alaverdyan (Armenian: Լարիսա Ալավերդյան; born 21 September 1943), is an Armenian pedagogue and politician who served as the first Human Rights Defender of the Republic of Armenia (Ombudsman), member of the National Assembly between 2007 and 2012 and leader of the faction of party Founding Parliament between 2009 and 2012.
1 March 2004 – 20 February 2006
|Preceded by||Office established|
|Succeeded by||Armen Harutyunyan|
|Member of the National Assembly|
|Born||September 21, 1943|
Baku, Azerbaijan SSR, Soviet Union
|Political party||Founding Parlaiment|
|Alma mater||Azerbaijan State Pedagogical University|
Alaverdyan was born in Baku, nowadays part of Republic of Azerbaijan and After graduating from the State Pedagogical Institute of Azerbaijan in 1966, she started her pedagogical work as a teacher of mathematics and drawing. Between 1966 and 1967 was teacher of maths in a rural secondary school.
From 1991 to 1995, was the chief expert of the Special Commission of the Supreme Council of Armenia in issues related to Nagorno-Karabakh, and since 2006 is the executive director of the NGO "Against the Violation of Law".
Career as OmbudsmanEdit
The office of Human Rights Defender, or Ombudsman, of Armenia was created by law in October 2003, and on 19 February 2004 Larisa Alaverdyan was appointed to the office by presidential decree, assuming the office on 1 March 2004.
She helped the creation of the rehabilitation center of the South Caucasus for the victims of organized violence. This center managed to bring back home some Armenian children( 1992 to 1996).
- Լարիսա Ալավերդյան (in Armenian)
- Larisa ALAVERDYAN
- Azerbaijan should be brought to political arena: Larisa Alaverdyan
- Director of the Institute: Larisa Alaverdyan
- List and short biographies of Armenian Members
- Լարիսա Ալավերդյանը՝ մարդու իրավունքների պաշտպան (in Armenian)
- ՀԱՅԱՍՏԱՆԻ ՕՄԲՈՒԴՍՄԵՆԻ ՊԱՇՏՈՆՈՒՄ ՆՇԱՆԱԿՎԵԼ Է ԼԱՐԻՍԱ ԱԼԱՎԵՐԴՅԱՆԸ (in Armenian)
- Larisa Alaverdyan