US House overwhelmingly votes to recognize Armenian genocide

October 30, 2019

The US House of Representatives voted overwhelmingly on Tuesday to recognize the 1915 Armenian genocide of a century ago, stepping into a fraught historical debate at a particularly tense moment for the US-Turkey relationship.

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Active citizen: how citizens take part in Yerevan development

The platform created a few months ago has made it possible for citizens to submit their proposals on what they want their city to look like.

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Amendments to the law about “State Duties”

The Draft Law of the Republic of Armenia “On State Duties” provides for exemption from the state duty on air freight when a person uses newly opened flights operated by an airline, which did not exist previously, for 36 months, and if the results are positive can be extended for another 12 months.

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Amendments and Additions to the Law on Citizenship of the Republic of Armenia

October 28, 2019

As a result of the adoption of the bill, the full realization of the right of citizenship of Armenians of Armenian origin enshrined in the Constitution of the Republic of Armenia will be ensured, in particular, the period of consideration of applications for citizenship of Armenians by nationality will be set at 3 months instead […]

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A bill criminalizing animal abuse has been adopted

October 25, 2019

The National Assembly has passed the second reading of the bill criminalizing cruelty to animals. 99 deputies voted for, 4 against, no abstentions. The bill was introduced by Naira Zohrabyan, a member of the PAP faction. The draft is intended to impose a fine of 100-200 thousand drams or arrest – 1-3 for the maltreatment […]

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Form, size and procedure of provision of assistance to persons affected by the events of March 1-2, 2008 in Yerevan

The Government Decree of 8 August 2019 set out the form, amount and procedure for providing assistance to persons affected by the events of March 1 to 2, 2008 in Yerevan, as well as the form of application for assistance, the list of documents attached to the application and the discussion of that application order.

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October 22, 2019

The Ministry of Justice presented to the public the draft decision of the Government of the Republic of Armenia “On Approving the National Strategy for the Protection of Human Rights and its Action Plan for 2020-2022”.

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Access to Internet and freedom to receive and impart information and ideas

October 18, 2019

The Internet has now become one of the principal means by which individuals exercise their right to freedom to receive and impart information and ideas, providing as it does essential tools for participation in activities and discussions concerning political issues and issues of general interest.

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Citizens who avoided the military service may return to their homeland

September 19, 2019

The amendments to the Law of the Republic of Armenia On Citizens, who did not pass compulsory military service in violation of the established order, have come into force.

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