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Hasmik Hakobyan

Country Director for Armenia

Hasmik Hakobyan, Country Director for Armenia, has worked in a variety of capacities in Armenia since joining ABA ROLI in 2001. She currently manages the legislative and regulatory development component of the Armenia Integrity Project, which is funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID); ABA ROLI is a subcontractor to Dexis Consulting Group. Previously, Hakobyan was heavily involved in the creation of the Public Defender's Office of the Chamber of Advocates, criminal law reform issues, advocacy skills training, the General Meeting of Advocates in 2005, and the qualification examination for advocates in 2006. Prior to joining ABA ROLI, Hakobyan was a member of the Collegium of Advocates of Armenia providing defense counsel in criminal and civil cases. She served for two years as a civic education program fellow, providing professional skills to students using interactive teaching methods. From 1998 to 2000, she worked with a USAID-funded land registration and titling program in Armenia. Hakobyan graduated from Yerevan State University Law Faculty and received her LL.M. from American University of Armenia.