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Interpretations

2008 Human Rights Report: Armenia

Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor

February 25, 2009

Armenia is a constitutional republic with a population of approximately 3.2 million. The constitution provides for an elected president and a unicameral legislature (the National Assembly). The country has a multiparty political system.

INTERNATIONAL RELIGIOUS FREEDOM REPORT ARMENIA

The Constitution provides for freedom of religion; however, the law places some restrictions on the religious freedom of adherents of minority religious groups.
The Government generally did not enforce existing legal restrictions on religious freedom. There was no change in the status of respect for religious freedom by the Government during the reporting period.

JOINT OPINION ON THE LAW ON MAKING AMENDMENTS AND ADDENDA TO THE LAW ON THE FREEDOM OF CONSCIENCE AND ON RELIGIOUS ORGANIZATIONS AND ON THE LAW ON AMENDING THE CRIMINAL CODE OF THE REPUBLIC OF ARMENIA by THE VENICE COMMISSION

THE DIRECTORATE GENERAL OF HUMAN RIGHTS
AND LEGAL AFFAIRS OF THE COUNCIL OF EUROPE
THE OSCE/ODIHR ADVISORY COUNCIL
ON FREEDOM OF RELIGION OR BELIEF
Adopted by the Venice Commission
at its 79th Plenary Session, (Venice, 12-13 June 2009)
On the basis of comments by
Ms Finola FLANAGAN (Member, Ireland)
Mr Jim MURDOCH (Expert, DGHL)
The OSCE/ODIHR Advisory Council on freedom of religion or belief