ECHR obliged Armenia to pay a total of € 259,000 in the “Hakobyan and Amirkhanyan v. Armenia” case.
The European Court of Human Rights has obliged the Republic of Armenia to pay a total of € 259,000 in damages for three months in the “Hakobyan and Amirkhanyan v. Armenia” case. The ECHR has found a violation of Article 1 of Protocol No. 1 to the European Convention on Human Rights (Protection of Property).
According to the verdict, on March 27, 2007, the couple Versandik Hakobyan and Heghine Amirkhanyan filed the ECHR case. The couple reportedly shared a 222-square-foot plot and a 124.52-square-foot home in central Yerevan. The applicants purchased this property on 23 October 2001 for 84,4 million AMD.
In 2000, according to the RA Government and Municipality’s decision to build North Avenue, this area appeared in the area of public interest and in 2005 around 55 million AMD was offered as compensation, which did not satisfy the applicants. Passing through domestic courts, the case reached the ECtHR in 2007. The applicants claimed in the ECHR a total of approximately € 880,000 in damages. Versandik Hakobyan was a member of the National Assembly of the Republic of Armenia from the Prosperous Armenia Party from 2007-2012.