Republic of Armenia

Citizenship and Country Documents

US Government Reports Foreign Government Reports
  • Canada Responses to Information Requests (RIRs)
    • ZZZ104636.FE - Armenia and Syria: Procedure for Syrians of Armenian origin to obtain Armenian citizenship from other countries, such as Canada - October 2013
Non-Government Organization Reports
  • Austrian Centre for Country of Origin and Asylum Research and Documentation (ACCORD)
    • 5th Country of Origin Information Workshop - Specific Groups at Risk - Dec. 1999 (PDF)

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Children

US Government Reports
  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - Children - 2015 (PDF), 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF), 2010 (PDF), 2009 (PDF)
  • Department of Labor - Findings on the Worst Forms of Child Labor - 2016 (PDF), 2015 (PDF), 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2012(PDF), 2010 (PDF)
Non-Government Organization Reports
  • Coalition to stop the use of Child Soldiers - Child Soldiers Global Report - 2008 (PDF)
  • Human Rights Watch Annual Report - Children's rights - 2018 (PDF)

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Corruption

US Government Reports
  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - Corruption and Lack of Transparency in Government - 2015 (PDF), 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF), 2010 (PDF), 2009 (PDF)
Foreign Government Reports
  • Canada Responses to Information Requests (RIRs)
    • ARM103391.E - Armenia: Police corruption, particularly whether there are government actions to combat it and whether there is a police complaints authority (January 2008 - September 2010) - September 2010 (PDF)
Non-Government Organization Reports
  • Austrian Centre for Country of Origin and Asylum Research and Documentation (ACCORD)
    • 8th European Country of Origin Information Country Report - Corruption/Organizaed Crime - June 2002 (PDF)

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Disabilities

US Government Reports
  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - Disabilities - 2015 (PDF), 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF), 2010 (PDF), 2009 (PDF)

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Elections

US Government Reports
  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - Elections - 2015 (PDF), 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF), 2010 (PDF), 2009 (PDF)
  • Congressional Research Service
    • Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Georgia: Political Developments and Implications for U.S. Interests - December 2010 (PDF)
    • Armenia?s Legislative Election: Outcome and Implications for U.S. Interests - June 2007
Non-Government Organization Reports
  • Election Guide - Recent Elections
  • Human Rights Watch
    • Democracy on Rocky Ground: Armenia?s Disputed 2008 Presidential Election, Post-Election Violence, and the One-Sided Pursuit of Accountability - Feb 2009 (PDF)
    • AN IMITATION OF LAW: The Use of Administrative Detention in the 2003 Armenian Presidential Election - May 2003 (PDF)
  • Human Rights Watch Annual Report - Elections - 2018 (PDF)
  • Council of Europe
    • Human rights issues related to the March 2008 events: The presidential elections which took place in February 2008 were followed by large-scale protests ? 2011 (PDF)

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Ethnic Groups / Race

US Government Reports
  • RIC Reports
    • Armenia: Information on the Treatment of Individuals of Mixed Armenian and Azeri Heritage - July 2000 (PDF)
    • Armenia: 1) Groups currently at risk in Armenia, 2) Armenia?s present position on Nagorno-Karabakh - June 1998 (PDF)
Non-Government Organization Reports
  • Austrian Centre for Country of Origin and Asylum Research and Documentation (ACCORD)
    • 5th Country of Origin Information Workshop - Ethnic Minorities - Dec. 1999 (PDF)
    • 8th European Country of Origin Information Country Report - Ethnic Minorities - June 2002 (PDF)
  • Minority Rights Group International - State of the World?s Minorities and Indigenous Peoples - 2013 (PDF)
  • World Directory of Minorities - Armenia profile (PDF)
  • Council of Europe
    • Third Report of the Republic of Armenia on Implementation of the Council of Europe Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities - November 2009 (PDF)

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Ethnic Groups / Race - Azeris

Non-Government Organization Reports
  • Austrian Centre for Country of Origin and Asylum Research and Documentation (ACCORD)
    • 8th European Country of Origin Information Country Report - Azeris - June 2002 (PDF)

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Ethnic Groups / Race - Kurds

Non-Government Organization Reports
  • World Directory of Minorities - 2015 (PDF)

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Ethnic Groups / Race - Yezidis

Non-Government Organization Reports
  • Austrian Centre for Country of Origin and Asylum Research and Documentation (ACCORD)
    • 8th European Country of Origin Information Country Report - Yezidis - June 2002 (PDF)

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Gender

US Government Reports
  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - Women - 2015 (PDF), 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF), 2010 (PDF), 2009 (PDF)
Foreign Government Reports
  • Canada Responses to Information Requests (RIRs)
    • ARM100691 - Armenia: State protection available to women forced into arranged marriages (January 2000 - December 2005) - December 2005 (PDF)
    • AMN42415 - Armenia: State protection available for women who are victims of violence - March 2004 (PDF)
Non-Government Organization Reports
  • Amnesty International
    • No pride in silence Countering violence in the family in Armenia - Nov 2008 (PDF)
  • Austrian Centre for Country of Origin and Asylum Research and Documentation (ACCORD)
    • 8th European Country of Origin Information Country Report - Women - June 2002 (PDF)
  • Human Rights Watch Annual Report - Women’s Rights - 2018 (PDF)

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Human Rights

US Government Reports
  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - 2015 (PDF), 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF), 2010 (PDF), 2009 (PDF)
Non-Government Organization Reports
  • Austrian Centre for Country of Origin and Asylum Research and Documentation (ACCORD)
    • 5th Country of Origin Information Workshop - Human Rights - Dec. 1999 (PDF)
    • 8th European Country of Origin Information Country Report - Ill-Treatment in Detention - June 2002 (PDF)
    • 8th European Country of Origin Information Country Report - Death Penalty - June 2002 (PDF)
    • 8th European Country of Origin Information Country Report - Fair Trial - June 2002 (PDF)
  • Amnesty International - 2018 (PDF), 2016 (PDF), 2015 (PDF), 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF)
  • Amnesty International
    • No Pride in Silence – Countering violence in the family in Armenia – November 2008 (PDF)
  • Freedom House - 2017, 2016 (PDF), 2015 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF), 2010 (PDF)
  • Freedom House
    • Nations in Transit - 2017 (PDF), 2016 (PDF)
  • Human Rights Watch - 2018 (PDF), 2017 (PDF), 2016 (PDF), 2015 (PDF), 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF)
  • Ireland Refugee Documentation Center
    • Current information on freedom of assembly - July 2010 (PDF)

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Justice System

US Government Reports
  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - Arbitrary Arrest or Detention - 2015 (PDF), 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF), 2010 (PDF), 2009 (PDF)
Foreign Government Reports
  • Canada Responses to Information Requests (RIRs)
    • ARM103391.E - Armenia: Police corruption, particularly whether there are government actions to combat it and whether there is a police complaints authority (January 2008 - September 2010) - September 2010 (PDF)
Non-Government Organization Reports
  • Austrian Centre for Country of Origin and Asylum Research and Documentation (ACCORD)
    • 5th Country of Origin Information Workshop - Draft Evaders and Deserters - Dec. 1999 (PDF)
    • 8th European Country of Origin Information Country Report - Death Penalty - June 2002 (PDF)
    • 8th European Country of Origin Information Country Report - Fair Trail - June 2002 (PDF)
    • 8th European Country of Origin Information Country Report - Military Service - June 2002 (PDF)
  • Human Rights Watch
    • AN IMITATION OF LAW: The Use of Administrative Detention in the 2003 Armenian Presidential Election - May 2003 (PDF)

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Law

  • The Constitution of the Republic of Armenia (with Amendments) - 2005 (PDF)
  • The Law of the Republic of Armenia - Family code - 2005 (PDF)
  • The Law of the Republic of Armenia on Making Amendments to the RA Criminal Procedure Code - 2005 (PDF)
  • The Law of the Republic of Armenia on Refugees - 2004 (PDF)
  • Republic of Armenia Criminal Code - 2003 (PDF)
  • The Republic of Armenia Law on Putting the Criminal Code of the Republic of Armenia into Force - 2003 (PDF)
  • The Law of the Republic of Armenia on Citizens Who Failed to Complete Compulsory Military Service through Violation of the Established Procedure - 2003 (PDF)
  • The Law of the Republic of Armenia on Freedom of Information - 2003 (PDF)
  • The Law of the Republic of Armenia on Amendments and Restatements to be made in the law of the Republic of Armenia on Parties - 2002 (PDF)
  • The Law of the Republic of Armenia on Parties - 2002 (PDF)
  • Law of the Republic of Armenia on Treatment of Arrestees and Detainees - 2002 (PDF)
  • Law of the Republic of Armenia on Political Asylum - 2001 (PDF)
  • Law of the Republic of Armenia on the State Border - 2001 (PDF)
  • Law of the Republic of Armenia on Border Guard Troops - 2001 (PDF)
  • Law of the Republic of Armenia On the legal and socio-economic guarantees for the persons who had been forcibly displaced from the Republic of Azerbaijan in 1988 -1992 and have acquired the citizenship of the Republic of Armenia. - 2000 (PDF)
  • Electoral Code of the Republic of Armenia - 1999 (PDF)
  • Criminal Procedure Code of the Republic of Armenia - 1998 (PDF)
  • Law of the Republic of Armenia on Citizenship of the Republic of Armenia - 1995 (PDF)
  • The Constitution of the Republic of Armenia - 1995 (PDF)
  • The Law on Legal Status of Foreign Citizen in the Republic of Armenia - 1994 (PDF)
  • The Law of the Republic of Armenia on the Freedom of Conscience and Religious Organizations - 1991 (PDF)
  • Civil Code of the Republic of Armenia (PDF)

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Maps


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Medical Availability

Non-Government Organization Reports

  • Austrian Centre for Country of Origin and Asylum Research and Documentation (ACCORD)
    • 8th European Country of Origin Information Country Report - Medical Availability - June 2002 (PDF)

Intergovernmental Organization Reports


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Political Figures and Parties

US Government Reports Foreign Government Reports
  • Canada Responses to Information Requests (RIRs)
    • ARM102584 - Armenia: People's Party of Armenia; treatment of members by authorities and society (2003 - Sept. 2007) - Sept 2007 (PDF)
    • AMN42620.E - Past practices of the Soviet Committee for State Security (Komitet Gosurdarstvennoi Besopasnosti - KGB), including recruitment practices pre-1991, and current treatment of former officers of the KGB in Armenia - May 2004 (PDF)
    • AMN42335 - Armenia: People's Party of Armenia; treatment by authorities and society; state protection (2002-2003) - Feb 2004 (PDF)
    • AMN41892 - Armenia: Identities of the presidents and vice-presidents of the Social-Democratic Party (Hunchakian); treatment of party executives and families; state protection (1992-Aug. 2003) - September 2003 (PDF)
Non-Government Organization Reports
  • Austrian Centre for Country of Origin and Asylum Research and Documentation (ACCORD)
    • 5th Country of Origin Information Workshop - Historical and political background - Dec. 1999 (PDF)
    • 5th Country of Origin Information Workshop - Political Activists - Dec. 1999 (PDF)
    • 8th European Country of Origin Information Country Report - Politics - June 2002 (PDF)
  • Human Rights Watch
    • Democracy on Rocky Ground Armenia?s Disputed 2008 Presidential Election, Post-Election Violence, and the One-Sided Pursuit of Accountability - Feb 2009 (PDF)
    • AN IMITATION OF LAW: The Use of Administrative Detention in the 2003 Armenian Presidential
      Election - May 2003 (PDF)

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Refugees / IDPs

US Government Reports
  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - Protection of Refugees - 2015 (PDF), 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF), 2010 (PDF), 2009 (PDF)
Non-Government Organization Reports
  • Austrian Centre for Country of Origin and Asylum Research and Documentation (ACCORD)
    • 5th Country of Origin Information Workshop - Armenian Refugees - Dec. 1999 (PDF)
    • 8th European Country of Origin Information Country Report - Refugees and IDPs - June 2002 (PDF)
  • Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre -
    • ARMENIA: Need to monitor progress towards durable solutions - A profile of the internal displacement situation - February 2010

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Religion

US Government Reports Non-Government Organization Reports
  • Austrian Centre for Country of Origin and Asylum Research and Documentation (ACCORD)
    • 5th Country of Origin Information Workshop - Religious Minorities - Dec. 1999 (PDF)
    • 8th European Country of Origin Information Country Report - Jehovah's Witnesses - June 2002 (PDF)
    • 8th European Country of Origin Information Country Report - Religous Minorities - June 2002 (PDF)
  • Institute on Religion and Public Policy (PDF)

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Sexual Orientation

US Government Reports
  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - Sexual Orientation - 2015 (PDF), 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2010 (PDF), 2009 (PDF)
Foreign Government Reports
  • Canada Responses to Information Requests (RIRs)
    • ARM100689 - Armenia: The situation of homosexuals and lesbians; public perception of gays and lesbians; availability of state protection and whether there exist state programs to promote the respect of their human rights (January 2003 - December 2005) - Jan 2006 (PDF)
Non-Government Organization Reports
  • Amnesty International
    • Amnesty International - Less Equal: LGBTI Human Rights Defenders in Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, and Kyrgyzstan - December 2017 (PDF)
    • Submission to the Steering Committee for Human Rights (CDDH) of the Council of Europe – The Implementation of recommendation CM/REC(2010) 5 of the committee of ministers to member states on measures to combat discrimination on grounds of sexual orientation or gender identity – February 2013 (PDF)
  • Austrian Centre for Country of Origin and Asylum Research and Documentation (ACCORD)
    • 5th Country of Origin Information Workshop - Homosexuals - Dec. 1999 (PDF)
    • 8th European Country of Origin Information Country Report - Sexual Minorities - June 2002 (PDF)
  • Human Rights Watch Annual Report - Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity - 2018 (PDF)

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Specific Country Issues - Armed Conflict

US Government Reports
  • Library of Congress Congressional Research Service (CRS)
    • Armenia: Armenia-Azerbaijan Conflict - Jun 2003 (PDF)
Foreign Government Reports
  • Canada Responses to Information Requests (RIRs)
    • AMN43260 - Armenia: Update to AMN39473.E of 23 August 2002 on compulsory military service in Armenia, the length of service, possibility of conscientious objection and grounds for exemption; consequences for draft evaders whose conscientious objection is not recognized by the authorities; any other information (August 2002-January 2005) - Jan 2005 (PDF)
Non-Government Organization Reports
  • Austrian Center for Country Origin & Asylum Research and Documentation (ACCORD)
    • Query response - Armenia: Persecution of army officers: 1) Officers who disobeyed orders to shoot at protesters during manifestations on 1 March 2008 and have been subjected to disproportionate punishment; 2) Officers who have been sent to Nagorno-Karabakh as a disciplinary sanction and have possibly been killed there under unusual circumstances; 3) Armenian army officers (or officers from other former Soviet states) who have been killed abroad under unusual circumstances - November 2009 (PDF)
  • Crisis Management Initiative
    • The Armenian Enp and Conflict Resolution in Nagorno Karabakh - Sept 2009 (PDF)
  • International Crisis Group
    • Armenia and Azerbaijan: Preventing War - Feb 2011 (PDF)

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Specific Country Issues - Draft Evaders/Deserters

Non-Government Organization Reports
  • Austrian Centre for Country of Origin and Asylum Research and Documentation (ACCORD)
    • 8th European Country of Origin Information Country Report - Draft Evaders/Deserters - June 2002 (PDF)

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Specific Country Issues - Organized Crime

Non-Government Organization Reports
  • Austrian Centre for Country of Origin and Asylum Research and Documentation (ACCORD)
    • 8th European Country of Origin Information Country Report - Corruption/Organized Crime - June 2002 (PDF)

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Speech / Press / Internet

US Government Reports
  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - Freedom Speech and Press - 2015 (PDF), 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF), 2010 (PDF), 2009 (PDF)
Non-Government Organization Reports
  • Austrian Centre for Country of Origin and Asylum Research and Documentation (ACCORD)
    • 8th European Country of Origin Information Country Report - Freedom of Expression - June 2002 (PDF)
  • Freedom House
  • Human Rights Watch Annual Report - Attacks on and Harassment of Journalists - 2018 (PDF)

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Timeline

Trafficking

US Government Reports

Intergovernmental Organization Reports

  • United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime - Global Report on Trafficking in Persons - Eastern Europe and Central Asia - 2016 (PDF)

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Terrorism

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Torture

US Government Reports
  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman, or Degrading Treatment or Punishment - 2016 (PDF), 2015 (PDF), 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF)

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Updated July 10, 2018

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