Armenia’s newest ski resort, located on the slopes of Mount Aragats, partially opened last year. While Myler Mountain Resort is expected to become a hub for winter sports enthusiasts, complaints from villagers about the way it is being developed have gone unheeded.
Most settlements in Armenia lack proper sewerage systems. Even when such systems exist, the scarcity of sewage treatment plants leads to untreated waste being dumped into water resources.
Urgent problems in residential care institutions, including sexual violence, neglect, poor hygienic conditions, and other violations of human rights, require solutions. But is the state taking action to solve these issues? Sona Martirosyan investigates.
E-scooters first appeared in the streets of Yerevan in 2021. With heavy traffic in the city center, they have become an ideal mode of transportation for short-distance commutes, however, not everyone agrees.
Access to quality healthcare is a fundamental human right, but remains an unattainable luxury for many in Armenia. As a result, some families find themselves in poverty because of the exorbitant costs of health treatments.
The draft law proposing the inclusion of women in mandatory military service on a voluntary basis is generating much discussion in Armenia. Where and how will women serve? What dangers and problems may arise?
Amendments to Armenia’s Labor Code regarding the prohibition of sexual harassment in the workplace, vacation time, internships, employment of minors, and other issues will soon come into effect
The National Assembly has presented a new legislative regulation aimed at preventing domestic violence. Astghik Karapetyan examines to what extent it can achieve its goals.
Authorities have imposed new restrictions and tightened regulations on keeping state information secret. Experts argue that if the current government has made democracy its brand, then it should proceed with caution when imposing such restrictions.
A new government bill sets out to reform the existing system of managing residential apartment buildings in Armenia. Arpine Simonyan explains what the changes imply and how they will be implemented.
Starting on January 1, 2023, healthcare workers in Armenia must receive certification to continue working in the field. Astghik Karapetyan looks at the process and gaps in the system that need to be addressed.
In the last three years, the number of reported cases of unregistered workers has increased in Armenia. Despite numerous legislative regulations and monitoring tools, unregistered employment remains a critical issue.
A number of restrictions is foreseen in the bill of amendments to the Law “On the Legal Regime of Martial Law.” Arpine Simonyan talks to experts about potential dangers to some fundamental freedoms.
With declining birth rates since the 1990s and the prevalence of infertility in Armenia, the government launched fertility programs. Astghik Karapetyan looks at how effective they have been.
The Tax Revenue Management Plan for 2022-2025 will encompass several alterations in Armenia’s taxation system. Arpine Simonyan presents the main types of taxes in Armenia, the planned changes and challenges taxpayers face.
Requirements to obtain citizenship are set out in the Law “On Citizenship of the Republic of Armenia”. There are two main ways through which a person can receive Armenian citizenship –– by birth and by naturalization. Astghik Karapetyan explains the process.
A new law regulating the acquisition of arms and the sale and circulation of military products was adopted in Armenia. Astghik Karapetyan looks at the risks, dangers and advantages of the law.
Armenia’s new Anti-Corruption Court is now operational and will hear criminal cases on corruption and civil cases of confiscation of illegally obtained assets. Was the creation of a new court necessary and can it have an impact on the fight against corruption?
Armenia’s government launched a state assistance program in 2019 for the creation of what they called “smart” barns to improve livestock care and increase milk production. Araks Mamulyan looks at the challenges and shortcomings.
Armenia’s government is implementing a legal framework for specialized personal assistants for people with disabilities to ensure their right to live independently and be integrated into their communities. While the initiative is long-awaited, it remains to be seen how it will be realized.
Although betting companies are among the largest taxpayers in Armenia, the state has decided to implement laws restricting ads for online betting and lotteries to mitigate the spread of gambling in the country.
The large-scale community enlargement program that launched a decade ago in Armenia is ending this year. Hasmik Baleyan looks at the shortcomings and effectiveness of the program.
Draft legislation addressing voluntary medical sterilization was unveiled for public discussion in July 2022. Some of its provisions were deemed highly problematic, particularly by human rights defenders. Astghik Karapetyan explains.
Starting from 2024, the declaration of income and assets will become mandatory for all citizens of Armenia. Araks Mamulyan looks at the advantages and problems of the program.
The amendment that criminalized “grave insult” in Armenia was in effect for only ten months. On July 1, 2022, Armenia’s new Criminal Code decriminalized grave insult after public pressure. Araks Mamulyan explains.
While planned reforms in Armenia’s mental health sector are constantly being delayed, the rights of people continue to be violated. Sona Martirosyan explains.
Health and security protocols are not always upheld in workplaces in Armenia, often leading to employees getting injured.
To be law-abiding you must know the law, and to protect your rights, you must know the current legal norms. EVN Report launches a new series on Armenia’s current legislative and judicial system.